Devenish has won the Most Innovative Company Award at the Aer Lingus Viscount Awards, following on from our Best Medium Business win last year. The awards highlight local companies who have made a significant impact on the local economy through innovation. The prize was presented at the awards ceremony at the House of Commons on 21st April.
In the past year Devenish has won 2 awards for our products, DeviGainPG won best new product at Pig and Poultry Fair whilst Progut® won top nutritional product at AgriScot in 2014. DeviGainPG, a unique concentrated protein which among other benefits has improved the growth rate of Pigs by up to 5% while at the same time reducing the amount of soya consumed by the Pig; and Progut®, a feed ingredient for dairy cows which increases the milk yield while also improving somatic cell score. Along with the benefits in the efficiency in the livestock, DeviGainPG and Progut® have additional benefits. They reduce greenhouse gas emissions through ammonia, urine and faeces, helping the wider environment. Patrick McLaughlin, Devenish UK & Ireland CEO said, “This award recognises the pioneering work currently going on within Devenish. Our staff are constantly striving to develop new innovative solutions that have commercial applications for our customers. We have a highly developed and robust product innovation pipeline managed by our skilled nutritionists and technical staff. This, combined with our strong university links, the structure of the company with regards to our independence as well as our world class Research and Development facilities, means Devenish are always progressing the industry.” Devenish would like to congratulate all our staff involved with the development work and also Hunter Apparel Solutions and Specialist Joinery Group for being shortlisted in the finals. Photo Caption: (L-R) Eamonn Whelan Operations Director Devenish, Violet Beattie Research and Technical Manager Devenish, Patrick McLaughlin Devenish UK & Ireland CEO