An Ideal celebration


Family-run seafood business, Ideal Foods, welcomed the Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, to its head office on Friday to formally present the company with its King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

Over the past 15 years, the Liskeard-based company has seen consistent year on year growth and this year announced that turnover had increased once more to £22.4 million, which equates to 18,396 tonnes of fish sold, 80% of which was exported overseas.

MD Tony Horner said:  “This has been a fantastic year for Ideal Foods with growth and targets exceeding all expectations.

“As an SME, it has given us immense pride to be recognised for our exporting successes and it was a great honour for all the staff to receive our award today from Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall on behalf of His Majesty, The King.”

He added: “As an SME, we value highly the contributions, hard work and loyalty of our staff.  Without them, it would not be possible for us to continue growing and reaching new milestones.

“As a business we are now looking forward to an even more exciting future by growing our product portfolio, entering new markets and building relationships with new suppliers and customers.”