A COTSWOLD fine food company has won a major regional business award.

Ross & Ross Food of Chipping Norton received The Knights Small Business Award in the 2016 Oxfordshire Business Awards.

The company, which specialises in wedding and event catering and produces handmade British food gifts, uses high quality produce, works with seasonal, local ingredients and supports fellow Cotswolds producers.

Director Ross Bearman, said: “It is a huge honour to win this category and be recognised in these awards. It highlights our achievements and continued growth since launching in 2011. There was strong competition in our category; it really shows how driven small businesses are. Here’s to more hard work, determination and an exciting future.”

Jane Reeve, awards secretary and marketing manager of Knights Professional Services, added: “As judges of The Knights Small Business Award, we were really impressed with the drive, enthusiasm, passion and plans that Ross had for Ross & Ross Food. It was great to hear of the journey that Ross & Ross Food had experienced to date and the journey that they would be embarking on for the future. Keep going with all the hard work and keep winning those awards.”

This award is the most recent achievement for the small fine food company, which has been recognised for its products, innovation and growth since its launch in 2011 and adds to its impressive collection of national and regional accolades.