HRH The Princess Royal was in Cornwall yesterday (Oct 4) to officially open St Ewe Free Range Eggs’ new grading and packing centre.

The purpose-built packing centre has allowed the company to expand its processing facilities and upgrade its production infrastructure, as well as providing significant future growth potential.

Bex Tonks, CEO of St Ewe Free Range Eggs, said: “We are honoured to have had HRH The Princess Royal officially open our Packing Centre, and hope that it will demonstrate how our British family business supports other family farms around the UK.

“If it wasn’t for their dedication to farming and the hard work of our whole team, St Ewe Free Range Eggs wouldn’t be where they are today.”

The Princess Royal was invited to unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the new facility and was presented with a Cornish hamper by the seven-year-old daughter of the CEO, Lucia Tonks.