ONE of the world’s leading suppliers of fresh truffles and truffle products has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

TruffleHunter, based in South Cerney, received the award after the company reported a 200 per cent growth over the last four years.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a celebration of successful and innovative businesses, that are leading the way with pioneering products and services – the award is held for five years.

The awards are in their 55th year and are recognised as the most prestigious business accolade in the country.

CEO of TruffleHunter, Nigel Whitehouse said: “Since TruffleHunter began over 10 years ago, we’ve focused on growing the business internationally.

“It’s been a huge challenge to adapt to this way of operating, not to mention the different cultures, tastes and legal aspects of export.

“The growth of international trade has enabled us to reduce the impact of Covid on our business, over the past 12 months.

“A lot of our domestic clients are restaurants, hotels, retailers and travel related business – it’s been a hard year for these UK based industries, remaining closed for the best part of 2020 into 2021, and so as a supplier, it’s great to see growth in other markets.

“The Queen’s Award bolsters our credibility in the food industry and it goes without saying that we are incredibly proud.

“We’ll be celebrating with the whole team, who’ve helped to build TruffleHunter into the global business we are today, when we have the opportunity!”

Born over 10 years ago, the TruffleHunter range is produced at its Cotswold base, using trusted partners to offer truffle dairy products such as butter and cheese.

TruffleHunter products are now sold on Amazon as well as through international partners across America, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong and China.

TruffleHunter also supplies a number of Michelin star chefs and trade outlets across the world.

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