Bernadette Eriksen, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
“I hope my business success shows other aspiring female entrepreneurs that we all have the ability and responsibility to create the kind of world we want to live in.” Bernadette Eriksen, Telstra Women’s Business Awards, October 2017
Bernadette Eriksen is driven by a passion to deliver flavoursome and nutritious food to those who need it most. As the Founder and CEO of Brisbane-based specialist food manufacturer Flavour Creations, Bernadette has taken that passion from her own home kitchen to become a major supplier of great-tasting pre-thickened drinks, high quality thickening powders and advanced nutrition products to hospitals, residential aged care facilities and consumers locally and internationally.
Celebrating 21 years in business, Bernadette has built an enviable reputation as an innovator, entrepreneur and global industry leader. Flavour Creations revolutionised the ready-to-drink thickened beverage market with its innovative Dysphagia Cup, an innovation in accessible design that empowers individuals who have difficulty holding a cup to feed themselves independently.
Bernadette continues to lead the Company and its team of 120 people. In 2017 Bernadette was named Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year and Greater Brisbane Woman in Business of the Year Award 2017. The Company also won the 2017 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Award for Product Innovation.
Flavour Creations is a fully HACCP certified facility and is authorised to produce: