We were up against six other businesses from a wide range of sectors including coffee house chain Toast, doorstep refill service Green Blue You, and water treatment company Anti-Chem.
Federation of Small Business Development Manager in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, Suzanna Austin said: “KFE stood out amongst the other entrants as it was very clear to see how they have successfully moved a traditional food business into a new era with a focus on social responsibility and ethics. Their hard work and tenacity have led to the launch of industry-leading products and it was very clear to see the progress the company has made and the great community connections they have developed.”
Paul Williams, Managing Director at KFE, added: “Making the final of the Sustainability Award was reward enough as it proves we are heading in the right direction. To win was the icing on the cake.
“We are committed to sustainability and achieving carbon neutrality, but creating a lower emissions business is just the start for us. Winning this award and having the opportunity to learn from the other finalists, who came from all sectors, has encouraged us to put every aspect of our business under a microscope and identity further ways in which we can work towards a more sustainable future.
“We also want to work closely with our suppliers and contractors, for example, our waste disposal company to ensure our waste is processed and managed as sustainably as possible.”
We now go on to compete in the national finals held in May.
Read how Harlees Fish & Chips in Dorset is saving 30% on its gas usage and an estimated eight tonnes of CO2 since installing a Kiremko high efficiency frying range at its Verwwod restaurant and takeaway by clicking here.