By Daniel Hunter

Twenty-four South West businesses were honoured in the Queen's Awards for Enterprise this weekend.

Half of those awards were in the international trade category, with a further ten in innovation and the remainder in sustainable development.

"The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are one of the most internationally-recognised and sought after awards that a UK business can achieve. They give companies prestige, an edge overseas and a well deserved boost," Business and energy minister Michael Fallon said.

"The Queen's Awards highlight our strong entrepreneurial streak and the excellent businesses we have up and down the country who are growing, creating jobs, making a valuable contribution to the economy and helping us to compete in the global race. I applaud each and every one of the winners."

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