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Natures Menu named Manufacturer of the Year
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Natures Menu named Manufacturer of the Year


Natures Menu has been crowned Manufacturer of the Year after achieving the highest score on the criteria set by the judges of the Pet Industry Federation Awards.


Craig Taylor, Natures Menu Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be named Manufacturer of the Year. It’s an honour to receive such an accolade and to be recognised in this way. We’re proud of all that we have achieved since our launch, growing from a small family-run business to now delivering hundreds of tonnes of quality raw and natural pet food every month to satisfied customers across Europe. We would like to thank all the team for their tireless commitment and hard work in helping us to achieve this award.”


Nigel Baker, CEO of the Pet Industry Federation, adds: “Natures Menu has experienced phenomenal success and we were thrilled to award them with one of our biggest accolades of the night. We were extremely impressed with the company’s growth and development, investment, innovation, strong customer service and staff training, making them worthy winners. We would like to pass on our congratulations to the Natures Menu team.”


Natures Menu specialises in raw dog and cat food made with fully-traceable quality meats and fish, blended vegetables, fruits and healthy carbohydrates, and uses British suppliers and ethical product sources wherever possible. 


For more information about Natures Menu visit


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