A YORK company has secured a ‘double double’ by clinching two prestigious business prizes for the second year running.

YorkTest Laboratories, based at Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, has been named Food Intolerance Testing Company of The Year in the UK Enterprise Awards.

It has also scooped the gong for Excellence in Dietary Research & Solutions 2019 in the same competition.

YorkTest Scientific Director, Dr Gill Hart, said: “We’re delighted to have won two such well-respected awards, and for the second year in a row on both counts.

“The recognition is down to the quality of our products and the hard work put in by the dedicated and passionate team of staff we have.

“In a competitive sector, we strive to stay ahead of the field by ensuring that our service is trusted and transparent.

“We offer the best testing and also excellent nutritional support following the results to help our customers successfully navigate their food intolerance journey.”

YorkTest Laboratories, established in 1982, specialises in food-specific IgG antibody intolerance testing.

Their programmes require a simple finger-prick blood test which can be done at home and posted back to their accredited laboratory which then measures reactions to up to 208 different types of food and drink ingredients. Personalised nutritional support is also available with every full programme.

Richard Dawson, Managing Director of YorkTest Laboratories, said: “The UK Enterprise Awards reward those who thrive amongst fierce competition on a national scale and we are delighted to be recognised for ‘Food Intolerance Testing Company of the Year’ for the second-year running.

“We are well known for our quality food intolerance testing programmes and this award underpins our belief of constant innovation, teamwork and passion for diagnostic testing.

“As well as serving private individual customers, we also work with businesses of all sizes across all sectors to provide food intolerance tests and nutritional optimisation advice for their employees.

“Our brand ambassador is Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell and we have helped sports teams to optimise their diet. It has been a fantastic year for us.”

The annual UK Enterprise Awards recognise and highlight the key SMEs (small and medium sized enterprise) and individuals in the UK business landscape.