Food manufacturers recognised in Queen’s Award 2022

The awards highlight outstanding achievement by UK business in the categories of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.  

Included in this year’s winners list was manufacturer of south Asian bakery products, confectionery and drinks Regal Foods, which was recognised for its excellence and success within international trade. 

The company’s success has seen overseas sales grow by 77% over the last three years and now exports to more than 40 countries and over 3,000 independent stores and major supermarket chains. 

Chief executive Younis Chaudhry said: As a Bradford business we are extremely proud and honoured to have been granted this award by Her Majesty the Queen. 

Export portfolio  

“With our exports portfolio now spanning over 40 countries, this acknowledgement is really the icing on the cake, it’s a gift from Regal to Regal and it doesn’t get any better than that.” 

Other winners in the international trade category included cheese exporter Cheese Matters, Scottish snacks manufacturer Nairn Oatcakes, drinks firm Bladnoch Distillery and flavours producer Totally natural Solutions.  

Specialty coffee roaster Origin Coffee was a recipient of a Queen’s Award in the Sustainable Development category, having demonstrated the provenance and traceability of its ethical coffee buying programme. 

Tom Sobey, founder of Origin Coffee, said: “When we talk about sustainability at Origin Coffee, we talk about it in terms of each and every aspect of business operations – nothing escapes scrutiny.