Welcoming our new apprentice to the Focused Nutrition team

Welcoming our new apprentice to the Focused Nutrition team

These are challenging times for everyone, and the team at Focused Nutrition has been working hard to adjust to the “new normal” under the current circumstances. It is therefore doubly gratifying to be able to share some good news.  Having completed her 10-week traineeship, we are excited to welcome Laura as a fully-fledged member of the team under our new apprenticeship scheme. Laura came to us through North Lancs Training Group (NLTG), an award-winning training provider that connects learners with employers through courses, traineeships and apprenticeships.  Introducing Laura We caught up with Laura for a virtual Q and A to find out more about what brought her to Focused Nutrition.  Why did you choose an apprenticeship? I had got as far as I wanted to go in the academic environment. What I really wanted was to continue my education doing something practical and hands on.  Why did you choose the food industry? I love food and baking in particular. The thing about the food industry is that it offers such a variety of career possibilities. The combination of that and doing what I enjoy made it an obvious choice. What drew you to Focused Nutrition as a business? The great thing about joining Focused Nutrition is that it gives me a chance to bake! But the bespoke nature of the products made here means it is far more interesting and specialised than working at a bakery or somewhere like that.  What are you looking forward to learning and experiencing? There is so much to look forward to. Learning a trade is an exciting proposition in itself, and I can’t...
An Exciting Start To The New Decade At Focused Nutrition

An Exciting Start To The New Decade At Focused Nutrition

As the 2020s get underway, there is plenty happening at Focused Nutrition. We’ll be bringing news of an exciting new product launch very soon, and will also be providing updates and news on several charity and community events that we are happy and proud to support. In keeping with this time of renewal, we’ve been able to usher in the new decade with a new look. The factory and bakery were treated to a revamp and spruce up at the end of 2019, and the results are a real transformation. SALSA standard certification As well as making the facility a more cheerful and inspiring place to work, the redecorations and upgrades carried out will bring Focused Nutrition a step closer to SALSA certification. This is something we have been striving towards for some time. SALSA stands for Safe and Local Supplier Approval and is a non-profit making food safety standard that has been created for food experts and by food experts. The SALSA standard goes beyond the basic legal requirements for food producers in regard to food safety, labelling and so on. On top of these important considerations, it also sets out the best practices within the industry to which responsible organisations should strive. To be certified under the scheme, therefore, businesses need to demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and going the extra mile at every stage of the manufacture and supply process. Amazing work by an amazing team These are principles that lie at the heart of Focused Nutrition’s ethos, and are ones that we are keen to share with our business partners, especially in our contract...
Contract manufacturing to give your brand a nutritious competitive edge

Contract manufacturing to give your brand a nutritious competitive edge

Today’s competitive environment is tougher than at any point in history. Across a whole range of markets, there are new entrants joining the fray every week, as the internet age reduces barriers to entry for new business startups. At the same time, consumers are far more knowledgeable about what they want and expect, and they also know that if your business doesn’t meet their expectations, there are plenty of others to choose from. This is particularly the case in businesses operating in the health, nutrition and wellness sector. To stand still is to fall behind as your competitors are constantly devising and delivering new offerings in a bid to increase their market share. Engaging with hearts, minds and stomachs Never underestimate the importance of brand image. At Focused Nutrition we manufacture healthy, wholesome and tasty products for busy, health-conscious consumers. Our contract manufacturing service allows a collaboration that blends our years of experience with your corporate ethos and brand values. Your marketing team is constantly devising ways to connect with the hearts and minds of your target customers. We all know that the way to a man, woman or child’s heart is through the stomach, and adding a delicious range of carefully branded bespoke snacks to your product offering provides the perfect route. The ideal partnership You know your business and your customers better than anyone, so you probably already have a vision of the kind of nutritious snack that would be the perfect fit for your business, whether it is a luxury flapjack that can be enjoyed by those with dietary constraints or a nutritionally-packed protein bar to...

Bespoke Food Manufacturer

Focused Nutrition prides itself on being a bespoke food manufacturer and supplying wholesome, healthy products for people on the move, who are always busy. We know that each business is different, with different preferences and needs and we respect that your vision is unique to you. We work collaboratively with businesses to make a vision into a reality. As a leading flapjack manufacturer and other nutritional products we have the experience and knowledge to help your business create a healthy range of snacks. Your expectations are our expectations. We want to take what you’ve envisioned your product to smell like, taste like and look like, from the product itself to the packaging, and create something you’ll be proud to sell. Focused Nutrition will be there to help guide you through, from an initial discussion with Martin, the Director of the company, to presenting your existing ideas and building upon these. Together we will discuss the aims you have in terms of product, formulation and pricing. To ensure the product is exactly what you’d hoped for we would conduct trials and offer our expertise along the way. As a company who specialise in creating delicious, nutritious handmade flapjacks, we are of course skilled in our specialised area of baking. Of course once you’ve created the perfect product you will need to get it out there! Focused Nutrition also has technical services available to support you through marketing your new product. We are keen to work with wholesalers, distributors and retailers – forward thinking businesses – who want to grow their success on a closer relationship with our customer-focused organisation. Likewise...