Three Cornish businesses have been recognised in this year’s King’s Award for Enterprise.

Teagle Machinery, Made for Life Organics and Lynher Dairies are among 252 companies nationally to receive the award this year and will be invited to a Royal reception at Windsor Castle in July.

The King’s Award for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1965 and since then over 7,000 companies have achieved an award. The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes, or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses.

Teagle, a specialist in agricultural machinery with over 80 years’ experience, won the award for international trade.

The award highlights exceptional growth in key overseas markets such as France, Ireland, USA, and Germany, with recent expansions into India, Thailand, Vietnam, Chile, and China. Export sales now comprise over 50% of the total revenue.

Made for Life Organics founder, Amanda Winwood

Teagle’s success stems from continuous design innovation and a dedication to manufacturing quality products, evident in its leading ‘Tomahawk’ Bale Processors utilised in over 120 countries.

MD Tom Teagle said: “The King’s Award for International Trade is one of the highest accolades any business can receive, and the success we’ve achieved illustrates the vital role small businesses like Teagle can contribute to the reputation of UK manufacturing.

“This award marks a milestone in the history of the company and is welcome at a time that farmers globally are facing significant challenges.”

Made for Life and Lynher both won the award in the Sustainable Development category.

Made for Life CEO and founder, Amanda Winwood, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive the highly prestigious King’s Award for Sustainable Development. We are the first organic skincare brand and training provider of Touch Therapy Training for those living with cancer and other long term health issues to win this particular award. It is an incredible accolade.

“The Made for Life team have always been very proud of what we have achieved – both in terms of looking after the planet and people’s wellbeing. This award proves that the Kings Awards are inclusive and that you don’t have to be huge in number to be great and change lives….for the better.”

Lynher Dairies, makers of the iconic Cornish Yarg cheese and the World Champion cheese Cornish Kern, has been chosen as a shining example of a proactive and resilient rural business living in the 21st century.

Owner Catherine Mead said the whole dairy team was honoured to be given the most prestigious business award in the UK.

“We are continuously managing our social and environmental impact as a business, and The Kings Award process has held us accountable, requiring us to scrutinise and evidence our sustainability efforts to the nth degree,” she said.

Catherine Mead