Cooking Marvellous wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise
News from our partners Shropshire Lieutenancy Office
The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire will be presenting the Queen’s Award for Enterprise to Cooking Marvellous on Tuesday 2 September 2014.
The presentation will take place midday at Marvellous House, 8 Knights Park, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, SY1 3TE.
Joan Woulfe, Cooking Marvellous Managing Director, said:
“We were absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise this year. We received the award in recognition of our “extraordinary growth” in international trade. We run the business from our warehouse in Battlefield, Shrewsbury, where we pack and dispatch thousands of orders a week, which are sent all over the world. We sell cookware and food, to destinations are far flung as Greenland, Bora Bora and the Falklands. Our export business has steadily increased over the past three years, and currently 65% of our orders go overseas.”
Established in 2005, Cooking Marvellous Ltd sells cookware and food to the consumer and professional sectors. It wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding overseas sales growth over the last three years. The company has grown from a single retail outlet to exporting to customers in 90 countries. It has invested in web-based technology to meet the differing demands of a diverse customer base and developed its product base by diversifying from food related equipment, to food and drink majoring on iconic British brands. A multilingual website supplemented by multilingual staff and packaging, as well as taking payment in local currencies, backed up with a sophisticated control policy and short delivery deadlines, leaves the customer with a strong impression it is dealing with a local company.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise are awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:
- international trade
- sustainable development.