CRB Cunninghams are pleased to announce the merger of Nutmeg Uk Ltd's technology with its own to create Nutmeg@CRBCunninghams.
Nutmeg UK Ltd (Nutritional Menus for Groups) was formed 20 years ago by a multidisciplinary team of public health, nutrition, healthcare, and IT professionals with a simple aim; pioneering technology to improve public health through nutrition, especially for vulnerable groups.
The focus was on creating user-friendly IT programs - Nutmeg Menu Planners (NMP) - to help caterers deliver nutritionally balanced meals that met the agreed nutrient standards for their population groups. These included older people and people with dementia living in care homes, school-aged children, children under five being cared for in nurseries or by childminders, people in hospitals, and those receiving community meals.
Since launching their first programs for school meals and care homes, additional recipe analysis and allergen information modules have been added and the programs are constantly refined and updated. In particular, focusing on filtering menus to cater to small groups with specific needs is particularly valuable in schools.
Nutmeg also designed bespoke programs for hundreds of public and private sector clients, including Local Authority school meals, independent day schools, boarding schools, public and private nurseries, the Scottish Health Service, NHS Mental Health Foundations, Care Home Groups, and individual care homes.
About the merger
This merger provides unlimited benefits for existing Nutmeg and CRBC clients, with both parties sharing the same ethos and vision throughout the merger process, finalised in February 2021. Nutmeg and CRB Cunninghams are now a powerful partnership.
David Swanston, Managing Director at CRB Cunninghams, said:
"We are delighted to welcome Nutmeg into CRB Cunninghams. At CRB Cunninghams, we are constantly developing and adapting to meet the requirements of our clients, and Nutritional analysis has never been more important to our users.
For existing Nutmeg users, I want you to know that the things you knew and relied on in your relationship with Nutmeg Uk Ltd will still stand. Nutmeg@CRBCunninghams are committed to the integrity of the programs and customer relations. The high standards set by Nutmeg UK Ltd will continue in Nutmeg@CRBCunninghams, and the bar for nutritional analysis will continue to be set high. The trust of users will, as always, be paramount, and programs will continue to respond to and anticipate the needs of our customers."
Peter Roberts, Co-Founder and CEO at Nutmeg UK Ltd, supported the journey from start to finish. Peter commented:
"As the importance of good nutrition is moving higher up the public, political and organisational agenda, we realise that the opportunities to expand what Nutmeg can offer are immense. The decision to merge our technology with CRB Cunninghams, whose access to an extensive bank of resources and technical knowledge along with an international platform will mean the possibilities for Nutmeg programs will be extensive.
The merger with Nutmeg will enable expansion of the combined software in hospitals, care homes, nurseries, canteens, and other areas where it can contribute to Public Health through improvements in the nutritional standards of meals.
This has always been the primary aim of Nutmeg, and we are delighted that CRBCunninghams have picked up that baton and are running with it. I look forward to being involved with guiding that expansion and development."
CRB Cunninghams are also delighted to welcome Nutmeg account manager Charlie Clarke to the CRBC team as part of the merger process. Charlie brings excellent product knowledge, providing invaluable training to Nutmeg users and onboarding new clients.
Charlie Clarke, Account Manager at CRB Cunninghams (previously Nutmeg Uk Ltd), had this to say:
"I am delighted that throughout the merger with CRB Cunninghams, I have continued to assist our users, some of whom I've worked with for over six years! Nutmeg users see the merger with CRB Cunninghams as a positive one, with strong business partnerships and support for development in the months and years to come. I look forward to working with current clients of Fusion and Impact cashless to show them how they can benefit from the Nutmeg nutritional analysis system."
Are you interested to learn more about Nutmeg@CRBCunninghams? Get in touch with the team.