Recognising the Monty’s Bakehouse Innovation Centre
April 1, 2020
Congratulations to Monty’s Bakehouse for being selected as our 2020 Onboard Hospitality Awards Future-scoping Business of the Year. The judges allocated this award in recognition of the company’s commitment to industry-wide collaboration on sustainability
The Monty’s Bakehouse Innovation Centre was designed around an old farmer’s storage shed which was ‘upcycled’ to provide an open, creative, inspiring environment where Monty’s Bakehouse customers and other small and medium enterprises can come together to work collaboratively together.
It provides a collaborative environment designed to offer world-class insight, brand and packaging design services from the Monty’s team to the airline industry but it is also open to all for industry-wide initiatives.
Leading the way in this regard was its recent use as host venue for the Airline Sustainability Summit attended by airlines, suppliers and competitors alike.
It is also now home to the administrative and research function of the Airline Sustainability Forum (ASF), established following the summit. The ASF is providing the airline industry with mapping and research to support the development of a sustainable global cabin waste supply chain, through association with Imperial College London, The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and the UN-One Planet Global Tourism Plastics Directive to be launched January 22, 2020.
The centre offers opportunities to also innovate through its bespoke insight-driven Innovation Framework, set up to offer authentic, industry-breaking and sustainable solutions ideated for clients and delivered to passengers as eco-friendly solutions.
Monty’s Bakehouse believes there is nothing else like this in the industry and that it is the first to provide this kind of insight-led innovative solution, a solution the team believes will radically change the way products and services are developed for the travel industry.
MD Matt Crane said: “Monty’s Bakehouse is proud to be an industry leader in innovation and now presents a new level of complete service design for the passenger’s table. The team champions innovation, service and quality in everything it does and is highly committed to working collaboratively across the industry to play a significant part in developing strategies for carbon waste sustainability, recycling and recoverability.”