Regional Growth Business – Special Recognition 2017

The food and drink community celebrated success on 21 September 2017 as the winners of the Food and Drink Federation Awards were announced.

Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company

Radnor Hills is a soft drinks manufacturer based in Powys, Mid Wales, producing around 300 million soft drinks a year. They are a privately owned family firm which puts colleagues and their local environment at the heart of their business. Based in an area where local employment opportunities are sparse, the company is able to offer multiple secure career paths to local people in a focused and professional working environment.

The company manufactures its soft drinks in PET, Glass and Tetra Cartons and has experienced rapid growth over the past 18 months. This has largely been the result of continued investment in technologies and new product development, and a focused sales and marketing strategy. The company aims to continue to develop innovative products to enable Radnor Hills to enter new markets.

Protection of the company's water source and local environment are a key consideration for the firm. Radnor Hills is based on a working farm which has been owned by the family since the turn of the 20th century and the farming enterprise and Radnor Hills Manufacturing site exist side by side.

Radnor Hills has a strong corporate social responsibility ethos and is involved in a large number of charity and community engagement projects in the local area. In addition, they are committed to providing optimum soft drinks for primary and secondary schools. Radnor Hills is the UK's leading school compliant drinks provider with their Radnor Fizz and Radnor Fruits ranges. To be a school compliant drink a company must adhere to Government guidelines. Radnor Hills is also LACA (Leading Association for Catering in Education) Supplier of the Year 2016. The company also has a dedicated team who travel around the country promoting school drinks and importance of staying hydrated at school.

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Last reviewed: 21 Sep 2016