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Judges Pick Kendal Nutricare As National FSB and Worldpay UK Business Awards Finalist

The ‘Kendamil’ stand at the world’s largest mother and baby exhibition - CBME- in Shanghai.
The ‘Kendamil’ stand at the world’s largest mother and baby exhibition – CBME- in Shanghai.

[T]he export success enjoyed by Kendal-based company, Kendal Nutricare, has catapulted the company into the national finals of the prestigious FSB and Worldpay UK Business Awards 2017, where it will compete against other SME export stars, to determine the national winner.

Having already won the NW regional award for Export in these awards, Kendal Nutricare has now been selected by the judges as one of four exporting SMEs that will compete in London for the national ‘Export’ title and £2000 in prize money.

Should it win its category, it could then be in the running for the top prize of a further £10,000, which will be presented to the SME, across all categories, deemed to be this year’s star performer within the world of small businesses and SMEs with under 250 employees.

The national final will be held at the UnderGlobe at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and will feature celebrity speaker Tim Campbell MBE, the first winner of ‘The Apprentice’ and founder of the Bright Ideas Trust.

Kendal Nutricare’s CEO, Ross McMahon, says: “We had been waiting to hear whether we would be selected one of the four best exporting SMEs from amongst those who became winners in the 11 regions.  We are delighted to discover we are amongst this chosen group and we will wait and see if we can go one better and scoop the national title.

“This success is down to the hard work of all employees in our factory in Kendal. as our export orders are won on the basis of us having high quality, unique and British-made products sourced from the beautiful Lake District.”

Kendal Nutricare’s innovative ‘Kendamil Infant Formula’, which stands alone in using full-cream milk nutrients in its recipe, rather than skimmed, has already ticked the box of caring Chinese parents buying their infant formula in over 18,000 mother and baby stores across China.  Kendamil’s sales success in China has been greatly assisted by the Orient International Shanghai Foreign Trade Co Ltd.

Its super-kosher formula, ’Kendamil Mehadrin’, is proving a huge success in North America, whilst a ‘Kendamil Halal’ product is being manufactured for customers across the Middle East.

Other export contracts will be announced shortly, as the Kendamil brand continues to represent Kendal – and wider Cumbria – on a world stage, delivering the benefits of milk supplied by 220 farms across Cumbria and Lancashire, to children across the globe.

More information about the Kendamil brand impressing overseas buyers worldwide can be found at

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