Taunton-based Ministry of Cake, the manufacturer of frozen desserts, has been named as the winner of PwC’s West of England Business of the Year.

At a ceremony in Bristol the company was praised for its rapid growth, employee care and work with the community.

The company, which won in the under £30m category, was commended by Tracey Bentham, chair of the judging panel and partner at PwC.

She said: “The judges were particularly impressed with Ministry for Cake’s clear strategy and structure…its future prospects are incredibly promising and the way in which it has ensured the safety and care of its employees should be highly commended.”

Jeremy French, finance director at Ministry of Cake, said: “The company has undergone a great deal of change, with a 30% growth in export sales and turnover over the last three years. One of its major successes was securing a contract with a large coffee shop chain to supply stores in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which will continue to escalate export sales in the future.”

In May Ministry of Cake produced its 10 millionth pudding at its newly-completed factory in Torquay.