Flavour Creations wins Lord Mayor’s Business Award

LMBA

A company improving the quality of life of the one million Australians who suffer from a potentially deadly swallowing condition has won the Queensland Urban Utilities Award for Product Innovation in the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Flavour Creations was established 20 years ago by 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year Bernadette Eriksen. It’s now a world leader in the production of appetising food and drink thickeners and employs more than 100 people.

The company manufactures 26 flavours for texture-modified diets along with ice cream that doesn’t melt, for a global market. Last year, it launched its Dysphagia Cup, an innovation which allows customers to feed themselves independently.

Dysphagia can be caused by a stroke, head and neck cancer, dementia and Parkinson’s disease, as well as a number of other diseases and it can also strike otherwise healthy older people.

The Dysphagia Cup is a revolution in the international ready-to-drink thickened beverage market. It’s focused on patient safety and accessibility.

Flavour Creations supplies hospitals, aged care facilities and to direct consumers nationally and internationally. The company works collaboratively with universities and healthcare organisations in medical research studies.

The Lord Mayor’s Business Awards are now in their 12th year and continue to attract record numbers of entries from a vast range of sectors and industries.

Cr Quirk congratulated all winners of the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards, who were announced at a gala dinner at Brisbane’s City Hall on Friday 27 October.

“Our award winners demonstrate the depth of talent, enterprising optimism and innovative mindset of our business community, who play a vital role in Brisbane’s success at a local and global level,” he said.

The Lord Mayor’s Business Awards are staged by Brisbane Marketing and sponsored by ANZ, Australia Pacific LNG, Australia TradeCoast, BDO, Brisbane City Council, Channel 7, Energex, Epicure, HSBC, ISPT, Optus, Port of Brisbane, Queensland Urban Utilities, Singapore Airlines, Sirromet and Staging Connections.

Visit lmba.com.au for more information and the full list of winners of the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.