Dr Catarina Marques, Adande's Research and Development Manager, has won a 'Business Leader of the Future' award for her work on an innovative refrigerated cabinet.
Catarina received the 'Knowledge Transfer Partnership' award at their event in Old Billingsgate, London on 10th November 2015. The ceremony was in front of 400 people from the world of innovation and academia, including international and UK investors.
In addition, Catarina also designed an analysis tool which helps find ways more profitable solutions. The impact on Adande's revenues has been significant as a result and is helping the business to speed up their product development.
Catarina graduated from Portugal's Food Science and Engineering Faculty at the Polytechnic of Coimbra. She has been with Adande for 10 years, working on product development, food quality and safety trials on food. Catarina works closely with London South Bank University too.
“I am very proud to be recognised a part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme. I would like to share this success with my colleagues at Adande and the University, whose expertise, enthusiasm and support have helped me hone my skills.”
“Catarina is a true pioneer, who has a passion and commitment for the development of innovative and sustainable refrigeration technology. Her work with the London South Bank University and Adande has helped us deliver new state-of-the-art products for the foodservice market.”
“In an industry where women are underrepresented, Catarina has earned the respect and admiration of her peers in the refrigeration sector. She is a worthy winner of the KTP Business Leader of the Future Award.”