About Us

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Kudos Blends is the industry’s leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of technically driven leavening agents. Our mission is to offer an extensive range of healthier alternatives to traditional leavening agents for industrial bakeries and premix companies to produce the highest quality baked goods, improving the nutritional balance of their products. The improved consistency, process tolerance and reduced wastage our products can offer, will result in the perfect solution to all your leavening needs. Founded in 1999, our UK technical centre brings chemists and bakers together in a unique way to fully understand ingredients and their functionality. Understanding the whole bakery process and the relationship between different ingredients ensures we continually develop highly functional leavening agents that deliver so much more than just making your product rise. Our leavening agents can influence a wide range of end product characteristics such as taste, texture, colour, shape and shelf life.

With patented products in our portfolio and unrivalled service, we are ready to meet your challenges and deliver products for the future.

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The Queens Award

Corporate Social Responsibility

Kudos Blends are committed to operating our business in an ethical manner and contributing to sustainable economic development.
We have developed a number of internal initiatives for sustainable sourcing by replacing single use materials for recycled and reusable, as well as sourcing products, materials and personnel as locally as we can to support our regional economy.

We monitor our supply chain for opportunities to improve our company footprint, one example is our membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The RSPO is a membership-based organisation which promotes the production and use of sustainable palm oil and have four supply chain models for sourcing of palm oil or palm oil derivatives. From May 2019 we are moving from mass balanced to segregated RSPO supply chain model for products containing calcium stearate. We are proud to be able to offer our customers a more sustainably sourced product supporting our goals for sustainable procurement.

 

Our Manufacturing Facility

We take great pride in our grade AA certified manufacturing site, certified by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) standard for food safety. With complete visibility and control of the end to end process, from raw material sourcing through to shipment, we can guarantee the premium quality of our products. Our facility has grown considerably over the last few years with a factory extension in 2011 and work well underway for a new extension ready later in 2019! This increase in capacity will continue to ensure our customers’ orders are processed, manufactured and supplied with the high level of customer service we pride ourselves upon.

Kudos Blends manufacturing operation is recognised by the BRC, Halal and Kosher organisations for meeting their requirements for the production of materials:

To view our accreditations and certificates, click on the relevant logo.

Test Bakery and Laboratory

All of our products are backed by unrivalled technical support; expertise that is in our purpose built laboratory and test bakery. From ingredient rationalisation and recipe reformulation, to process alteration and improvement, our team of chemists and bakery experts are on hand to assist you. Through extensive and continuing investment in product development and innovation, we can provide lower sodium content baking powders, a complete alternative to sodium bicarbonate and blends to provide higher potassium level content.  Understanding the whole bakery process and the relationship between different ingredients ensures we continually develop highly functional leavening agents that deliver so much more than just making your product rise.

The Queens Award

The Queens Award For Enterprise: International Trade 2016

In the spring of 2016, Kudos Blends was chosen, along with a handful of other British businesses, to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The annual awards, which have run in various forms since 1966, are generally considered to be the pinnacle of business success within the UK.  Director Dinnie Jordan had the honour of joining other winners at a reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise was awarded in recognition of consistently strong export growth over the previous five years. Dinnie Jordan said “I am both honoured and delighted for the company and my team to have achieved this award. Everyone has worked very hard for it. I never imagined we’d export our products when I set up Kudos Blends and it’s been a steep but enjoyable learning curve with invaluable support from the UKTI.”

This prestigious award has been made possible by the strength of the relationship with our customers, both at home and overseas. We’d like to extend our thanks for your support over the years and look forward to sharing upcoming bakery innovation and success with you in the years to come.

 

Investors in People

Investors In People

Kudos Blends hold the Investors in People Award. This shows that we recognise that our people and teams really are our biggest asset and they make the difference every day.

To gain this award we demonstrated multiple principles of good practice for training and development, confirming our passion and commitment to investing in our employees.

Further, the initiative has helped us stay on track to achieve business goals and has resulted in a happier, motivated workforce.

(From left) Graeme Kelly, Bob Jordan, Dinnie Jordan, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy, Ian Thompson and Steve Stilliard at the award presentation.