Cornish winemaker Camel Valley has joined the Beacon business network.
The family-run company, which was started in 1989, has grown steadily to achieve a £1.5 million turnover and has won numerous industry awards for its range of wines and sparkling wines.
Camel Valley director Sam Lindo said: “Joining Beacon appealed to us because you don’t often get the chance to talk openly with other people about running a business, and who really understand the issues that you’re facing.
“I’m looking forward to attending as many Beacon Boardrooms as possible and visiting other businesses to find out more about how they are run.
“I also think we have a lot to offer other Beacon companies, both large and small. We’ve developed a successful model for running a family business, have had great success with our marketing strategies and have also managed all our own trade marking – these are all things we can hopefully share with other Beacon members.”
The Beacon network currently comprises of more than 230 companies across the south west, turning over £2.6 billion and employing 31,000 people.