PO Box 59287,
Vale of Health,
Tel: +44 (0)207 433 1863
- 2016 Innovation
When Henrietta Morrison’s beloved Border Terrier Lily started suffering with sore, itchy skin, she made the shocking discovery that it was the poor-quality ingredients in her canine companion’s food that was making her ill. Henrietta’s decision to switch to naturally healthy, home-cooked food didn’t just help Lily get better, it also led, in 2008, to the founding of LILY’S KITCHEN, a champion for proper pet food in the UK and further afield.
Armed with the sole focus to drive change for the better, Henrietta spent two years working with experts to develop a natural pet food made with fresh, proper meat that was 100% free of cheap fillers and additives – an ethos and approach that was completely new to the industry. Through sheer determination and a dedication to help improve pets’ lives, Lily’s Kitchen has grown to become a successful, socially and environmentally responsible British business, as well as a founding member of B Corp UK. Moreover, Lily’s Kitchen is now the UK’s Number One Ethical Pet Food Company, achieving a 100% score in The Ethical Good Shopping Guide and – perhaps most importantly – receiving top marks from customers via the independent review site, Feefo.
Having started with just Henrietta and Lily at their kitchen table, the business has expanded to encompass a team of 50 (plus numerous canine and feline ‘tasters’). Its collection of recipes now exceeds 60, including the most recent launch of a new range of natural dog treats. Made with proper meat and grain free recipes, the new treats are available at nationwide retailers like Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, and from Pets At Home, Wholefoods and over 800 independent pet shops. Online shoppers via can stock up via Amazon and lilyskitchen.co.uk.
Every single member of the team – two legs and four – is incredibly proud to receive The Queen’s Award for Innovation. David Milner, CEO says: “The Queen’s Award is the ultimate accolade and particularly for innovation. It is a huge honour, and testament to our continued uncompromising approach to the pet food we produce.”