Awards honour for family firm

TRIUMPH: The Huntapac team

TRIUMPH: The Huntapac team

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Lancashire-based Huntapac Produce is celebrating after being crowned a winner at the sixth annual Red Ribbon Awards, which honour the achievements of Britain’s finest family-run businesses.

The Tarleton-based company won the Preedy Glass “Longevity” award for its commitment to quality and traditional values for its more than seven decades in business.

It’s something that hasn’t changed since our humble beginnings when we supplied vegetables to local markets.

Warren Hunter

Following months of searching, interviewing and filming, 11 UK family firms were recognised with one of the most prestigious family business accolades.

With a heritage that has been passed down through four generations, judges commended Huntapac for “ensuring the business stays a trustworthy and long-standing company.” This accolade comes in a winning year for Huntapac after it was crowned Vegetable Grower of the Year at the 2015 UK Grower Awards in February.

Huntapac grows 2,500 acres of root crops and 500 acres of salads and brassicas across the UK each year and sells to a wide range of outlets including wholesale, market and major retailers including Booths, M&S, Tesco and 
Waitrose.

Warren Hunter, managing director of Huntapac, said: “We’ve always been passionate about producing the finest crops.

“It’s something that hasn’t changed since our humble beginnings when we supplied vegetables to local markets.

“The Preedy Glass ‘Longevity’ award is a tribute to the hard work that four generations of the Hunter family has put in for the past 73 years.”