Naked Jam, which makes jams, jellies, marmalades and chutneys using local, seasonal ingredients, is the recipients of this year’s prestigious New Forest Business of the Year award.
Business owner, Jennifer Williams, received the top prize from Mary Montagu Scott at the New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards, which took place at Careys Manor Hotel on Wednesday 27 November.
The business also received the ExxonMobil award for ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ and the New Forest National Park Authority award for ‘Sustainable Business’.
Naked Jam has earned a reputation as a company that creates products with unique flavour combinations and is continually evolving. It now produces bespoke preserves for local and national companies and has won a contract to supply Waitrose Farm Shop with seasonal preserves.
Jennifer Williams said: “I am ecstatic and completely honoured to have won these awards. Naked Jam routes are in innovative thinking and pushing the boundaries of jam, but keeping true to our sustainable ethos. So to win these award helps cement the foundations of Naked Jam. To win Business of the Year with a room full of much deserved winners is beyond my dreams.”
New Forest Business Partnership Chairman, Rob Dewing, said: “Once again, we have witnessed some of the outstanding business practices taking place here in the New Forest. The high quality of these entries illustrate why the New Forest is such an excellent place to do business.”
A full list of winners and finalists can be seen below with their associated company profiles.
The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Totton College Award for Training and Development
Shorefield Holidays Ltd.
The New Forest District Council Award for Outstanding Customer Care
Contract Kitchens (New Milton) Ltd.
The Princecroft Willis Award for Best New Business
The New Forest National Park Authority Sustainable Business Award
The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Brand New Forest Campaign
Forest Leisure Cycling
The NFBP Business of the Year