It is hard to believe a whole year has been and gone already. But sure enough we’ve waved goodbye to 2018 and welcomed in 2019 with all its possibilities and opportunities.
At Purition HQ, we’ve got a lot to celebrate and be thankful for – 2018 was one exciting and busy year for us! So before closing the door completely on such an eventful 12 months, we thought we’d share a few of our highlights…
We won an award!
Well, in actual fact we were delighted to scoop up two awards at the Nourish Awards 2018. Dubbed ‘the UK’s toughest health food award’, the event celebrates success by showcasing the new generation of health food companies within the UK. It’s widely regarded as being among the toughest in the business to win, with judges including Deborah Meaden of Dragon’s Den fame. We took home an award in the High Protein and Sports Nutrition category and also won the People’s Choice – thank you to everyone who voted for us!
“We are absolutely delighted to receive two awards at this year’s Nourish Awards – particularly a Merit for our new Dairy Free Vanilla, which is an incredible achievement for the Purition brand and for every member of our fantastic team. We are also extremely grateful to everyone who took the time to vote for us in the People’s Choice category, as we couldn’t have done it without the support of the customer.” – Edward Taylor, Managing Director
Purition launched in Ireland
Yes, we did it! After much hard work, Purition landed in Irish stores earlier this year and having received a very warm welcome, our products are now available in selected retailers across the Emerald Isle, including Supervalu and Fresh. We also have a dedicated Irish website, which can be found online at www.purition.com/ie.
….and the Netherlands
If that wasn’t exciting enough, October also saw Purition take a giant leap across the English Channel and launch in the Netherlands. You may have seen our launch party (an early morning yoga rave!) on Instagram! Our products are now available in store at Holland and Barrett, NL and online at purition.com/nl.
Subscribe and Save
We can’t emphasise enough how important our customers are to us – you’re what matters most, so we’re always looking for ways to improve and offer a better service. That’s why we introduced our new Subscribe & Save option in November. Simply put, this takes the hassle out of ordering (and reordering!). With S&S you have the option of setting up a recurring Purition order to fit in with your lifestyle. What’s more, subscribers are also eligible for a new 2 x 500g bag bundle discount as well as our discount of over 25% on our 3 x 500g bag bundle. Nutrition on-demand? Yes please…
It’s all about different flavours
That’s right, 2018 was a big year for our Limited Editions. From our fresh and zingy Summer Fruits to our warm and soothing Pumpkin Spice, there’s been a LE for everyone! Our spring Coffee & Walnut was so successful that we added it to our permanent range of popular flavours. It was also the first Limited Edition to be launched in Vegan as well as Original and long may this continue!
The current Limited Edition is Chocolate Orange, available in Original and Vegan. After all who doesn’t love a little indulgence in winter! But it won’t be around for long, so make sure you get yours before it goes out of stock!
So long, Scoops!
February was an important month – we took steps to reduce the circulation of plastics into the environment by making a plastic scoop optional rather than including one in every bag. Ten months on and we’re proud to report that our So long, Scoops initiative has been a great success! We have halved the number of scoops sent out each month and have plans to reduce this even further in 2019, so watch this space!
Thank you to our customers for their ongoing support – it just goes to show how small changes can make a big difference! We have saved 288kg of unnecessarily used plastic by making this ‘small’ change.
Community is a big thing for all of us at Purition HQ, so in November we launched the #PuritionGivesBack community fund to reach out and lend a helping hand. We have since been supporting Team Row4Victory, a group of four fearless friends from Yorkshire who are currently competing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2018 to raise money for the Royal British Legion and Soldier On! (Further details can be viewed on the Row4Victory website).
Purition is here to help so if you know of a sports team, community group, fundraising project or a registered charity that could perhaps do with a little extra support, please get in touch with us here.
Now Available At Boots
April 2018 was a milestone month for Purition. Our products landed on the shelves of more than 400 selected Boots stores, the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer! So whether you like to shop in store or online, Purition is here to offer you a healthy and more convenient approach to great nutrition.
Phew… what a year 2018 was! Certainly very hectic, but we wouldn’t have it any other way, which is why we have plenty more planned for 2019! We’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your custom and loyalty. We really couldn’t have done it without you!
Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy 2019!