Direct Food Ingredients scooped the overall prize High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise 2016/17, sponsored by Cheshire and Warrington LEP, LDF and O2. Judges were looking for an organisation that had achieved outstanding commercial success and sustainable growth for this prestigious award.

Direct Food Ingredients is located in Macclesfield and is an established leader in the import and distribution of food and nutritional ingredients. Steve Loake, Managing Director of Direct Food Ingredients, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won the High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise, particularly after our record year in 2016. It is fantastic recognition for all the hard work and dedication that our staff provide to our customers on a day-to-day basis and the award will certainly take pride of place in our reception.”

Direct Food Ingredients wins a place on the University of Chester’s MBA programme, for an appropriately qualified member of staff, worth £10,000.