NWRC Foodovation client wins prestigious health and fitness award
By Aoife Curran
North West Regional College (NWRC) Foodovation Centre client, SoGoodJuice, has scooped a prestigious health and fitness award.The Derry Juice Company won ‘Health and Fitness Product of the Year’ at the Northern Ireland Health and Fitness Awards for its locally produced wheatgrass, turmeric, beetroot and ginger health shots.
The awards ceremony which is in its second year, took place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast and was hosted by Irish model, television and radio personality, Vogue Williams and Q Radio’s Ninja Warrior, Ibe Sesay.
Owner of SoGoodJuice, Gerard Curran, spoke of his shock at winning the award: ‘’When I found out we won I was in total shock. The other finalists in the category were already well-known big brands and to be amongst that list of finalists was already a great achievement.
‘’I feel very proud of everything that went into getting our product where it is to this point and our family, friends, stockists and customers have played a huge role in our journey. We’re delighted to share our success with them.
‘’We’re absolutely over the moon with the award and we’re delighted that the judging panel liked what we’re doing in terms of innovation and we will continue to provide a great product and service to all our customers. We aim to build on the success of this award through continued research and product development alongside our knowledge provider, NWRC Foodovation.’’
NWRC Foodovation Centre Manager, Stella Graham, added:”We’re absolutely delighted for Gerard and SoGoodJuice. We’re very proud that all his hard work and dedication to his products has been recognised by such inspirational judges and industry professionals in the Health and fitness industry. To make this award even more special was that he beat off some stiff competition in the category.’
’For more information about SoGoodJuice visit https://www.facebook.com/SoGoodJuice or if you are interested in applying for Invest Northern Ireland Innovation Vouchers call 02871276408