Britain’s best Natural and Organic products revealed

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The winners of the Natural and Organic Awards 2014 Awards were announced on Sunday April 13 in The Champagne Suite at Novotel London West. 

Now in its 19th year, the annual ceremony brought together more than 450 industry professionals to recognise and celebrate the standout brands and products of the year.

Hosted jointly by Natural Products magazine and the Soil Association, the 2014 awards were presented by UK TV presenter Julia Bradbury; former host of the BBC’s Countryfile programme.

Soil Association Certification CEO Rob Sexton said: “Our recent 2014 Organic Market Report showed growth in the organic market for the first time since 2009 so it’s an exciting time for organic.

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"These awards highlight just some of the fantastic organic products available and the innovation taking place."

The awards attracted entrants from across the UK, while this year’s New Product Showcase awards, which were voted for by visitors to the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.on Sunday April 14, saw a record 320 entries (up 8% from last year).

The shortlisted nominees and winners of The Natural and Organic Awards 2014 are as follows:

BEST NEW FOOD PRODUCT:
Winner: Pulsin’ Ltd, Vanilla Choc Chip Protein Bar
Finalist: Sukrin Ltd, Sukrin Free From Bread Mix
Finalist: Cofresh Snack Foods, Eat Real Quinoa Chips
Finalist: Okobay Ventures, Pineapple & Coconut Water Ice

BEST NEW SPECIAL DIET PRODUCT:
Winner: Marigold Health Foods, CoYo Coconut Yoghurt Vanilla
Finalist: Marigold Health Foods, CoYo Coconut Yoghurt Morello Cherry
Finalist: Rebel Kitchen, Rebel Kitchen Choco Mylk

BEST NEW DRINK PRODUCT:
Winner: Unione Trading UK Ltd, Oi Ocha
Finalist: Flora Tea Company UK Ltd, Flora Tea – Tea Tube
Finalist: Rebel Kitchen, Rebel Kitchen Choco Mylk

BEST NEW NATURAL LIVING & HOME PRODUCT:
Winner: Kingfisher Natural Toothpaste, Children’s Strawberry Toothpaste
Finalist: My Living Water UK Ltd, Libby Chan Probiotic Cleaner
Finalist: Savvy Green LLC, Savvy Green Laundry Detergent

BEST NEW HEALTH & NUTRITION PRODUCT:
Winner: Natures Aid, Red Yeast Rice 600mg
Finalist: G&G Vitamin Centre, Organic Essential Food
Finalist: Pukka Herbs Ltd, Vitalise

BEST NEW NATURAL BEAUTY & SPA PRODUCT:
Winner: Neocell Corporation, Neocell Keratin Hair Volumizer
Finalist: Natural Trade Ltd, Simply Bee Propolis Serum
Finalist: Pravera Ltd, Benecos Natural Nail Polish Remover

BEST NEW PACKAGING DESIGN
Winner: Organic Seed & Bean Company Ltd, Organic Chocolate Range
Finalist: George Luther, Poe Tree Organic Olive Oil
Finalist: Savvy Green, Savvy Green Laundry Detergent
Finalist: Viridian Nutrition, Nutritional Oils Range
Finalist: Easy Bean, Easy Bean Chickpea Crisp Bread

NATURAL PRODUCTS SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR
Winner: Leon Waters, Territory Manager from Viridian Nutrition

BEST INDEPENDENT RETAILER
Winner: Toucan Wholefoods, Minehead
Finalist : Mulberry Bush Wholefoods, Wales
Finalist : Food For All, London

BEST NEW ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCT:
Winner: Pulsin’ Ltd, beond Raw Organic Blueberry Bar
Finalist: Lovechock, Lovechock Cherry/Chili
Finalist: Pukka Herbs Ltd, Serene Jasmine Green

BEST NEW ORGANIC PRODUCT:
Winner: Pukka Herbs Ltd, Active Oil
Finalist: Carun UK Ltd, All Purpose Hemp Ointment
Finalist: Bodywise UK Ltd, Organic Make-up Remover Wipes

SOIL ASSOCIATION ORGANIC INNOVATION AWARD (new for 2014):
Winner: Halkær Ådal (hell-care-o-dell) Eco, Organic Food from River Valley
Finalist: Bio-tiful Dairy, Organic Cultured Milk Drinks
Finalist: iQ Chocolate, Organic Superfood Chocolate

NATURAL PRODUCTS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Winner: Graham Keen, Executive Director of the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA)

The next edition of Natural & Organic Products Europe will take place on April 19-20, 2015 at the new venue of ExCeL London. For more information visit www.naturalproducts.co.uk.

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