Gloucestershire Business Awards

PKL Wins Business Innovation Award

PKL Group won the Business Innovation award and were named runner up in the overall Business of the Year Category at the Gloucestershire Business Awards 2009.

The event, which showcased the best in Gloucestershire businesses, was held at Cheltenham Racecourse and was attended by nearly 650 people. Over 300 companies throughout the county entered.

PKL Group won the award for Business Innovation, gaining recognition for a number of products including the KitchenPod and KitchenFM as well as delivering innovative solutions at large scale events, such as the Athletes Village dining and media catering facilities at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Judges were particularly impressed with the innovative culture that runs through the company and the attitude of management to develop and encourage innovation from staff throughout the company.

On winning the award Lee Vines, Sales Director at PKL Group commented:

"We are delighted to have won the award for Business Innovation and also to have been named runner up in the Business Of The Year category. These awards represent a significant achievement for PKL in what has undeniably been a challenging business climate over the last year. As a company we are constantly seeking new and innovative solutions to ensure that we continue to deliver an unrivalled level of service to our customers, and we believe that many of our products offer a genuinely unique proposition to the market place."

The awards added to a successful year for PKL, who received a Queen's Awards for Enterprise in the International Trade category in April 2009.