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Laura Bounds Kent Crisps FSB

24th April 2019

Kent Business Owner Scoops Awards Hattrick

Laura Bounds, owner of Kent Crisps & Kentish Oils, has had a busy couple of months picking up a run of awards both for the businesses and in recognition of her own achievements. Kicking off was the Taste of Kent Awards, where Kentish Oils’ new Rapeseed Oil blended with Garden Mint was awarded “Best Ambient Food Product” having faced a panel of expert judges. The oil underwent taste tests, with judges commenting on the oil’s “delightful fresh flavour”, as well as having to provide information on the provenance of ingredients & branding linking back to Kent. The same week, Laura picked up a double award at the Kent Women in Business Awards, as the only finalist to win two awards. The “Growth Award” recognising Kent Crisps & Kentish Oils’ sustained growth since Laura took on the businesses in 2017, along with “Kent Business Woman of the Year (Under 5 years in current role). Laura commented “It has been an incredible week and a real milestone for me personally in my career. It is always extremely rewarding to pick up product awards, but to also have my own work recognised really makes all of the hours of hard work even more worth it.” The third award came in the form of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Small Business Awards, where Kent Crisps were awarded “Micro Business of the Year” for the South East region, meaning that they are now through to the national finals to be held in London on May 23rd. Kent Crisps & Kentish Oils are based at Highland Court Farm at Bridge, near Canterbury, and supply to independent farm shops, delis & restaurants both nationally and internationally, as well as regionally to selected supermarkets and online. More information may be found at www.kentcrisps.co.uk & www.kentishcondiments.co.uk.