Educatering Award for Excellence

PKL and Flourish Win Joint Innovation Award

PKL Group and Flourish (Northamptonshire County Council) have won a joint Innovation Award at the 2011 Educatering Excellence Awards.

Flourish approached PKL for a solution to part of the county's school kitchen problem - the 225 schools involved in the project all had inadequate kitchen space, and in many cases, no kitchen facilities at all. Together, PKL and Flourish developed a range of specially designed modular kitchens, providing the schools with instant hot cook kitchen facilities in a permanent kitchen building. The product was based on PKL's KitchenPods, a recent innovation in both the education and care home sector, which were then developed to suit the needs of the schools in Northamptonshire. By the end of 2011, over 100 PKL KitchenPods had been delivered and installed across the county.

Lee Vines, Sales and Marketing Director, collected the Innovation Award and said "We pride ourselves on our innovative approach and can-do attitude, so we are delighted to have received this award for our work with Flourish on the school KitchenPods".

Read a case study of our Northamptonshire schools KitchenPod programme here.