Cater­ing com­pany wins sec­ond award

Royal hon­our again for Che­sham firm to mark its in­ter­na­tional suc­cess FREEP­HONE 0800 169 5505

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Global In­fu­sion Group (GIG), the UK’s lead­ing cater­ing, lo­gis­tics and brand sup­port spe­cial­ist, was named a re­cip­i­ent of The Queen’s Award for En­ter­prise re­cently.

It is the sec­ond time the com­pany has re­ceived the UK’s high­est ac­co­lade for busi­ness suc­cess, in recog­ni­tion of its re­cent in­ter­na­tional growth.

The com­pany formed 33 years ago and first won the award in 2014. Since then, it has grown in over­seas sales from events cater­ing, food and bev­er­age project man­age­ment and brand sup­port. These sales have grown from £5.8 mil­lion in 2013 to £8.56m in the year to De­cem­ber 2015 – a 48% up­lift in two years.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and founder of GIG Tony Lau­ren­son was thrilled to be hon­oured with a sec­ond award.

He said: “This is an­other tremen­dous hon­our which recog­nises the fan­tas­tic ef­forts of all of our loyal and hard-work­ing staff who have helped us to grow our client port­fo­lio across the globe.

“It was amaz­ing to win our first Queen’s Award and it in­spired us to drive for­ward and build on that suc­cess rather than rest on our lau­rels.

“We have seen the busi­ness achieve re­mark­able over­seas growth in re­cent years, with in­ter­na­tional projects, such as the Euro­pean Games in Baku, now ac­count­ing for half of our over­all turnover.”

Al­though the head­quar­ters are based in Che­sham, GIG has ser­vices which ex­tend to Asia, Europe, the Amer­i­cas and the Mid­dle East.

The award-win­ning com­pany has pro­vided cater­ing to events such as Glas­ton­bury Fes­ti­val and three Olympic Games and prod­uct launches and events for Michael Kors and Porsche.

“I am im­mensely proud of what we have achieved since I launched the busi­ness in 1984 from my fa­ther’s garage,” Mr Lau­ren­son said. “Many of my team have been along­side me through­out most of this jour­ney, in­clud­ing Bon­nie May, GIG’s global op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor, and Mary Shel­ley-Smith, global op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor for our tour and crew cater­ing di­vi­sion, Eat To The Beat.

“Our re­cent per­for­mance and these very pres­ti­gious Queen’s Awards demon­strate that GIG re­ally is what our name says, a truly global cater­ing and lo­gis­tics op­er­a­tion.”

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