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Lichfield businessman celebrates as firm wins national award

A Lichfield entrepreneur is celebrating after his family-run firm was named as the best in its field in the UK.

Fresh produce grower and trader, Jupiter Group has been awarded the title of Best Fresh Produce Company in the 2018 Food & Drink Awards.

The success follows the company being named as one of the UK’s fastest growing firms in terms of international sales earlier this year.

Mark Tweddle

Mark Tweddle

CEO Mark Tweddle, from Lichfield, 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.”

The company is currently working on projects including cultivating new varieties of grape at its own vineyards in Greece.

A spokesperson for the Food & Drink Awards said: “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.”

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