- Leicester-based Mayur Foods has achieved British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard Grade A under the new BRC accreditation structure. Mayur Foods, which supplies products

including filled naans and chapattis, previously had BRC Higher certification.

- SAINSBURY’S Taste the Difference Christmas pudding, laced with cognac, forced Harrods Supreme pudding into second place in a recent taste test by chef Egon Ronay.

- The title of ‘Company of the Year’ has been awarded to West Sussex-based Kate’s Cakes in the Sussex Business Awards 2005.