Leading animal nutrition company Devenish has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of the exceptional growth and commercial success achieved by its international division, Devenish Nutrition International.
Devenish Nutrition International was set up in 2012 in line with the Devenish Group’s international growth strategy, and since then has shown exceptional growth. Offering innovative vitamin and mineral premix, neonatal feeds and nutritional solutions to the feed and food industry, the company now trades in over 25 countries worldwide.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success, recognizes outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the areas of innovation, international trade, and sustainable development.
Owen Brennan, Devenish Group executive chairman, commented, “It is a great honor to be recognized through this prestigious award, and I would like to applaud the efforts of our international team and the Devenish group as a whole, all of whom have contributed to the phenomenal growth of our export business. We strive to go beyond nutrition, building our business through the talent and expertise of our people; the integrity of our brand and customer service, our independent nature and international outlook. When we launched our international division, we set out to grow the business organically year on year by 75%, and we are very pleased with our progress.
“We spend over £30 [US$43.72] million each year on innovation and this has proved to be a solid foundation for business growth, both locally and internationally. We have also invested heavily in developing new markets and expect to see this translated into further significant growth in the coming years. We are committed to providing a world class, value-added offering for our customers worldwide and we are excited about future growth opportunities for the business as we continue to expand our international presence,” he concluded.
The Devenish Group, which includes Devenish UK and Ireland, Devenish North America and Devenish Nutrition International, has grown substantially in all its markets over the last five years. Over 90% of Devenish’s sales come from outside its home market of Northern Ireland.