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La Fosse Associates Shortlisted In national Business Awards

La Fosse Associates Shortlisted In national Business Awards

Three London businesses, Vita Coco, Fever-Tree and La Fosse Associates, have been announced as three of the finalists in the Santander Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year category of the National Business Awards.

Vita Coco, part of All Market Europe, is the UK’s leading coconut water. Since being established in January 2010, Vita Coco has pioneered the evolution of a brand new category within the UK non-alcoholic drinks sector resulting in the coconut water category being tipped as the next big thing in drinks with a three year market value projection of &pound100m (The Grocer July’11). Led by Giles Brook, ex-Innocent Board Director and a small, passionate team of individuals, Vita Coco has become the UK’s fastest growing non-alcoholic beverage company in the UK commanding 94% share of UK Coconut Water.

Fever-Tree markets and sells a portfolio of premium natural mixer drinks, both in the UK and internationally. Designed to be mixed with premium spirits, Fever-Tree’s drinks range is stocked in retail and on trade outlets in 38 markets. Unlike other mainstream mixers, Fever-Tree’s co-founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, have travelled extensively in pursuit of the very best quality ingredients – from the Congo to source the purest quinine, to Ivory Coast for a unique ginger. Fever-Tree prides itself on not using any artificial sweeteners, preservatives or flavours in any of their drinks.

La Fosse Associates is a full service technology and digital recruitment company. Established six years ago, its turnover has increased on average by 68% per annum, whilst head count has grown by 46% per annum. The company is self-funded, highly profitable, and has grown through re-investing profits. The company is known for being different in a number of ways: It offers a world-class offering from top to bottom 40 per cent of the company’s equity will be gifted to the employees over time and every employee is a share holder La Fosse is a values-led business: its mission is to achieve a step change in candidate care in the recruitment industry through leading by example.

Stephen Dury, Managing Director of SME Markets at Santander Corporate & Commercial and shortlist panel member, said: “In an extremely challenging and aggressive category the leadership team at All Market Europe has carved out a leading position with Vita Coco as the UKs top coconut water brand. This has been achieved by a small, passionate and committed team working tirelessly to build the brand and grow the number of new stockists to ensure Vita Coco maintains its number one position against powerful competition. I’m sure there is a bright future ahead for Vita Coco.

“Since its launch in 2005, Fever-Tree has gone on to become one of the UK’s best performing fast-growth businesses in an extremely aggressive and challenging sector. Its commitment to the finest quality ingredients, sourced from the best providers worldwide, has helped Fever-Tree develop a strong reputation in 38 global markets. With a leadership team that leads by example, showing passion and dedication, it’s clear to see why they’ve established themselves as a leading specialist in their market.

“La Fosse Associates is guided by its vision that treating people well in recruitment is not only the right thing to do, but also the most powerful business model. With this theme running throughout their business, the team at La Fosse have achieved outstanding growth in both the UK and overseas by focusing on world class client management, unparalleled investment in their people, and a relentless drive to always do better. This is a young company with a very bright future.”


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