Pharmaceutical major Vitabiotics, founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur, Kartar Singh Lalvani in the UK, recently became the first vitamin company in the country's history to receive the Queen's award for the second time. It was awarded for its Perfectil beauty vitamins range. The Indian-origin entrepreneur founded the company in London in 1971.
"Vitabiotics is immensely honoured to once again receive the Queen's Award for Innovation, in recognition of our unique and highly successful Perfectil research and innovation”, says the Indian-origin entrepreneur on receiving the award. Importantly, this was also the first time the award of professorship was given by the University to a British scientist in the field of dermatology.
According to an official release, "this is the first and only time that a vitamin company has received the award for innovation on two occasions…It marks the fourth Queen's Award that the company has received, including the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its Pregnacare vitamin research in 2013".
The pioneering work of Vitabiotics founder and chairman Lalvani, i.e. Perfectil clinical trial showed for the first time that supplementation can help protect against the ageing effects of harsh winter weather on the skin.