Lancashire health supplement company receives Queen’s Award

Nature’s Aid of Kirkham received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade for outstanding performance in export growth.

The Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth, visited the site to make the presentation.

With its main activity in independent health food stores across the UK, Natures Aid started exporting its products ten years ago.

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The presentation of the Queen’s Award for exports to Nature’s Aid in Kirkham

The company now has a distribution network in more than 50 countries, focused on pharmacies and independent retailers across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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Lord Shuttleworth, representative of HRH Queen Elizabeth, was treated to a tour of Natures Aid’s state-of-the-art 43,000 square foot manufacturing facility, before officially presenting the award to Managing Director Chris Morrey.

Mr Morrey said: “It has been an honor to receive Lord Shuttleworth at our Natures Aid Headquarters and to celebrate the incredible achievement recognized by this Queen’s Award.

Lord Shuttleworth and Fylde Mayor Elaine Silverwood visit Nature’s Aid factory in Kirkham of CEO Chris Morrey

“This award will further strengthen our strong position in our international markets and help us stay on track to achieve 50% of export sales by 2023.”

Lord Shuttleworth was accompanied on his visit by Ms Ann Dean MBE DL, Professor Steve Finnigan CBE QPM DL and the Mayor of Fylde, Elaine Silverwood.

With 75 new products launched in the past three years, Natures Aid has grown to manufacture over 200 vitamin, mineral and supplement products.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses, designed to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in innovation, international trade, sustainability and the promotion of opportunity. In 2021, 122 companies across the UK were recognized by Her Majesty.

The company exports to 50 countries

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