Shropshire-based breeder and grower Jupiter Group has been named best UK fresh produce company at Lux Life Magazine’s Food & Drink Awards.
The awards reward the best eateries, food producers and manufacturers in the UK and are judged by “specialist researchers” at the luxury lifestyle publication.
The Lux Life award follows Jupiter being named one of the fastest-growing UK firms by international sales in the Sunday Times International Track 200 earlier this year.
The company also recently began cultivating new varieties of ARRA grape in its own vineyards in Greece.
Jupiter’s chief executive Mark Tweddle said: “We are proud to receive this wonderful title. It highlights that we are providing the highest possible quality products, which is testament to all the hard work of everyone at Jupiter who have helped to make 2018 such a great year for us so far.
“We’re delighted that this award showcases that we’re also a leading light and innovator in our field, which will help to further bolster our global profile.”
A spokesperson for the awards added: “We showcase the leading lights in a variety of industries who are providing the highest possible quality products and services around the world.
“Every one of our winners can truly rest assured that their recognition was deserved, we carefully scrutinise everything from a nominee’s region, to their performance over the last 12 months, their commitment to innovation, their methods, and even their competition, to ensure that only the most deserving names walk away with one of our prestigious titles.”