Bakery decorations supplier G T Culpitt and Sons, based in Ashington, Northumberland, has been recognised for a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade this year.

The company, which trades as Culpitt Ltd and Sugarfayre Ltd, gained its first Queen’s Award in 2012.

The award was presented by the Duchess of Northumberland, who enjoyed a celebratory tea with the Culpitt and Sugarfayre teams. She said: “The Sugarfayre and Culpitt businesses are one of only four companies in the north east to gain a Queen’s Award this year and the only ones to gain consecutive awards for export growth. This award is testament to the commitment and dedication shown by all the staff at Culpitt and Sugarfayre.”

Supply chain director Gary Quinn accepted the award from the Duchess.

Culpitt is a wholesaler of cake decorating supplies, while Sugarfayre is a manufacturer of sugar and wafer decorations.

G T Culpitt and Sons has recently invested heavily in the future of the business, completing a large extension to its food production site and a multi-million pound upgrade of its warehouse facility.