Barnsley-based natural health company, BetterYou, has been shortlisted in the Medical & Life Sciences category at the Made in Yorkshire Awards 2019.
The company, which specialises in oral vitamin sprays and transdermal (though the skin) magnesium products, is in the running for the award that celebrates the pharmaceutical, biomedical, biotechnology, health product or medical devices company that the judges deem has had the biggest impact in Yorkshire and beyond.
Now in their seventh year, the awards recognise world-class companies based in Yorkshire and the Humber and the products they are making and selling across the world.
A part of the Made in the UK series, those successful in their regional category will go on to compete against businesses from other regions across Britain at the Made in the UK Awards in Liverpool this Summer.
Winners will be announced at a prestigious event, offering businesses the opportunity to boost their profile, in Leeds on 7th March 2019.
Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director of BetterYou, said: “We are proud to be a Yorkshire-based brand and are thrilled to be recognised as having made an impact in the region.
“BetterYou has a ‘lean forward’ approach to absorption research, and is currently funding a PHD student at the University of Sheffield, working in partnership on a three-year clinical trial.
“The trial is focused on the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the quality of life of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), using its DLux3000 vitamin D oral spray and we’re committed to contributing to the local community in this way.”
Now employing over 40 people at Shortwood Court Business Park, BetterYou is thriving in the health marketplace with its long-term listings in Holland and Barrett, Wholefoods, Planet Organic and independent retailers as well as its new venture into pharmacies.
The company also exports to more than 30 countries (including Australia, China and South Africa), with plans to enter over ten new markets such as; Germany, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.