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The best consumer companies in the UK

With the Amazon Growing Business Awards fast approaching, we’ve shone the light on the best consumer companies in the UK, which will hope to win big on 29 November.
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Among the best consumer companies in the UK in the running to take home the coveted Consumer Business of the Year Award, we have an array of firms serving the varying needs of the modern consumer.

There’s the baby market covered, as well as food and drink, while pets and travel are also among the sectors where you’ll find the best consumer companies in the UK.

As part of the entry requirements for the Amazon Growing Business Awards, businesses were asked to explain in just 100 words why they should take home the title of Consumer Business of the Year. Find out more on the best consumer companies in the UK below.

Bambino Mio

Bambino Mio are one of the world’s most widely used reusable nappy brands. Originally established in 1997 from humble beginnings, Bambino Mio has grown to become the market leader in the reusable nappy industry.

There is a growing market for this niche product category and Bambino Mio is driving this entire market and not their products. The company was the first to introduce reusable nappies into mainstream retail outlets and into countries where they were not previously popular.

This company has always been “punching above their weight” as an SME in all areas of their business and doing this profitably.


Coldpress Foods 

The over-arching mantra of Coldpress (which could theoretically revolutionise any food or drink where top-notch fruit & veg is present) is to ensure that the daily pursuit of nutritional integrity and a healthier lifestyle never results in underwhelmed taste buds.

Moving forward Coldpress has limitless opportunities to take soft drinks by the scruff of the neck and make them more pertinent to today’s wellness era.

Currently Coldpress focuses on adult and family orientated and yet tackling child obesity must surely be the next step as we move from upmarket niche to mainstream thinking.


Monty Bojangles

Monty Bojangles is a great British success: the journey starts from humble beginnings when mother and son set out to bring fun into people’s lives with their curiously moreish, cocoa dusted truffles.

The business has grown at a fast, well managed rate underpinned by strong and prudent financial management to ensure performance can be sustained, in the face of social and economic challenges.

Monty Bojangles is now the fastest growing, most awarded truffle brand in the UK (Great Taste Awards), reflecting exceptional quality and creativity. It is available in all major retailers, farm and deli shops, and on Amazon.


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Pip & Nut

Pip & Nut is a challenger food brand that has successfully differentiated itself from the traditional players in the nut butter category, and is now doing the same with almond milks.

Pip & Nut has challenged category conventions with playful, design-led branding, big brand partnerships, a strong digital presence and a focus on different usage occasions through the publication of a cookbook.

This unique brand positioning has attracted a new, younger shopper and incrementally grown the nut butter category. The strength of the Pip & Nut philosophy is a key driving factor of the brand’s rapid growth.


Sykes Cottages

Whilst Airbnb’s disruption of the holiday market captures headlines, Sykes is driving a quiet revolution in Britain’s self-catering sector.

Founded 25 years ago, it’s now the UK’s largest independent and fastest-growing operator of holiday rentals, with 10,000 properties, thanks to its unique approach.

With backing from investor Livingbridge, it’s embarked on its biggest ever investment programme – new IT-platform, acquisitions, new HQ, significant job creation, major brand-building campaign and an enhanced offer for owners.

Whilst bringing greater choice, service and value to millions of holidaymakers home and abroad, it’s also playing an important role supporting British tourism and rural economies.


Tails.com

In three years, tails.com have become the largest pet food brand in the UK able to offer tailored dog food, delivering over four million bespoke meals every month. We’re driven by the difference we’re making to the lives of our customers and their dogs.

We have a 9.6 score on Trustpilot and are incredibly proud of our customer advocacy with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 76. By having a direct customer relationship we’re able to offer more than just dog food; we’re a service for owners that provides the very best nutrition for a beloved family member.


The Collective 

The Collective is a modern dairy pioneer that has shaken up the yoghurt category. The brand has demonstrated phenomenal business growth, reaching £30m in retail sales after just six years with ambitions to generate £45min the next two years, a notable achievement in a category that is in decline and with a compact team and limited marketing spends.

The Collective strive to create the best tasting yoghurts in the market using the finest natural ingredients, are leaders in innovation, all the while, providing an excellent consumer experience, nurturing and developing its team and doing good at the same time.

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Zen Terrelonge

Zen Terrelonge is the deputy editor of Real Business, specialising in media, innovation, technology and the digital sector. A media professional with eight years worth of experience he has worked for both startup and established publications.

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