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Quinoa Project Picks up Début Global Sustainability Prize

Awards EFX and Trophies (Special EFX Ltd) News and PR from Awards EFX and Trophies (Special EFX Ltd) - Published 29 April 2019 Special EFX, the leading design and production house of contemporary styled awards and trophies, has created the first ever awards for IMAGINE If… Enterprise Competition 2019, which was recently won by Alexander Wankel of Kai Pacha Food, along with £75,000 for bespoke research.
Special EFX, the leading design and production house of contemporary styled awards and trophies, has created the first ever awards for IMAGINE If… Enterprise Competition 2019, which was recently won by Alexander Wankel of Kai Pacha Food, along with £75,000 for bespoke research.

The inaugural just IMAGINE IfÂ… Enterprise Competition 2019 set out to provide a forum to come up with ground-breaking solutions to sustainable development. The brain-child of the University of Reading and Paul Lindley OBE, social entrepreneur and founder of EllaÂ’s Kitchen, entrants from around the world were invited to submit an original idea to tackle one of the United NationÂ’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The trophy was bespoke-designed and manufactured to reflect the event by Stratford-upon-Avon based manufacturer Special EFX. The company manufactured the trophy from green slate and digitally printed the face. “Together with EFX, we developed an award which champions sustainable materials and aligns to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals; whilst demonstrating the creativity, innovation and professionalism which underpin the competition and the University’s wider IMAGINE fundraising and volunteering campaign. We were really happy with the quality, support and speed of service provided by EFX throughout.” Agnes Gibson, Head of Campaign and Supporter Engagement.

The 2019 winner is Alexander Wankel of Kai Pacha Food. His submission and live pitch at the competition final earlier this year revealed how plant-based milk, produced from such sources as native quinoa from Peru, could potentially be a vital, global source of nutrition, tackling global hunger with minimal environmental impact.

Having attracted dozens of business proposals from entrepreneurs and social innovators from across the globe in 2019, the just IMAGINE ifÂ… social enterprise competition will now transfer to the esteemed Durham University for its second year. Details about how it could help you turn your extraordinary business idea into a reality, will be announced soon.


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