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European Specialist Sports Nutrition Awards



The 2023 ESSNawards is proudly sponsored by

Informed Sport – Gold Sponsor

Informed Sport and the INFORMED family of certifications are part of LGC ASSURE which brings together four leading brands to provide a connected series of supply chain assurance solutions across critical touchpoints, with a focus on the manufacturing, laboratory, ingredients and nutritional supplements sectors. Developed in 2008, Informed Sport is the only third-party global banned substance testing and certification programme that tests every single batch of a certified product prior to being sold. When an athlete sees the Informed Sport logo on a product, they can be assured it has been tested for more than 250 prohibited substances and manufactured to high quality standards. Informed Sport has certified over 3,000 unique products sold in over 130 countries globally.

Kinetica Sports – Gold Sponsor

The team behind Kinetica Sports is on a mission to get consumers safely to their goal through a best-selling product range – including protein, creatine, hydration and wellbeing products – that is WADA batch tested and Informed Sport approved. The brand recognises that everyone, from the marathon runner to the weekend footballer, the gym goer to the triathlete – has a ‘why’ – the reason they do what they do. Using their vast expertise and tried-and-tested formulas, Kinetica drives that extra one percent that so often delivers a personal best and podium results.  

Volac – Bronze Sponsor

Thanks to Volac’s 25 years of industry expertise and innovative, sustainable technology, the UK-produced Volactive® range supports health through nutrition by offering the finest whey protein isolates in the market. Meticulous research, in partnership with world-leading universities, ensures customers across the globe are provided with superior ingredients developed with proven nutritional efficacy at their core.

As pioneers of the industry, Volac specialises as the only whey protein manufacturer dedicated to Sports and Active Nutrition. As a result, in addition to producing quality ingredients perfect for Ready-to-Mix shakes, the in-house R&D team delivers unrivalled support in developing many protein powder enriched foods.

JLB Développement – Bronze Sponsor

JLB Développement is a leading French contract manufacturer, specialised in sports nutrition, food supplements and health products. Since 2001, JLB has been forerunner in the development of powdered, semi-liquid and liquid forms products. Through its co-design process as well as it’s agile and iterative working method, JLB supports its customers at every stage, from in-laboratory formulation through to packaging development and post-production logistics management.

To further advance new product development and its industrial processes, JLB scouts out new nutrition-related trends and operates like a forecasting agency, combining intelligence and analysis to gain a better understanding of the future, anticipate the new behaviours that might emerge and capture innovation from its earliest stirrings.