Essex Entrepreneur’s Receives Royal Approval


Essex entrepreneur, Tony Raeburn, enjoyed a visit to Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrations where business, TastyBone, was recognised for its strong growth in international trade. 

TastyBone is the UK’s number one manufacturer of nylon chews and is part of the pet food manufacturer Pets Choice portfolio of brands after being acquired in 2016.

TastyBone products are manufactured in the UK from 100% virgin nylon and the company was among 150 to be recognised for its contribution to enterprise & business, having exported its range of nylon “TastyBones” to 29 countries around the world.

Tony Raeburn, CEO of Pets Choice, parent company to the TastyBone brand, said of the visit:

“After a long conversation with the Queen, she seemed genuinely interested in our achievements here at TastyBone. It was a fantastic day, the award reflects the hard work of all our staff and I am arranging for samples of our Tastybone products to be sent for the corgis to enjoy’’

This year’s winners were announced earlier this year on the Queen’s 91st birthday.

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