The Real Good Food Company Europe (RGFE) been crowned Best British Newcomer at the 17th edition of the prestigious Golden Bridge Export Awards.
The award, for the company’s exceptional export strategy and efforts to take the Benelux Market, was handed to RGFE by Glynis Whiting, president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, at a gala ceremony in central London on 21 November 2014.
Key to the business’ success was the business’s highly targeted growth strategy, which saw the introduction of popular UK home baking products, not commonly used in mainland Europe, to the Belgian Market.
Luke Gaskin, from the British Chamber of Commerce, said: “The awarded UK companies are all excellent examples of what can be achieved in Belgium, and that Belgium is an excellent stepping stone to Europe and the rest of the world.”
The Golden bridge award is an initiative of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. The role of the event is to encourage exporting efforts to and from the UK and at the same time to give Belgian, Luxembourg and British products and services a higher profile abroad.
Other winners at the event include Brussels-based restaurant chain Le Pain Quotidien and British consulting firm 4C Associates. Awards were also celebrated by Luxembourg’s Codipro for Best Benelux Newcomer, and Zwijndrecht-based Chemicar for Best Benelux SME. Goole’s Weedfree On Track were awarded the Best Sustainable Innovation in Export prize.