A BROMSGROVE catering firm has named the best in the country after winning a prestigious national food award for the first time.

Morgans Catering For You Limited, based on Shaw Lane in Stoke Prior, was shortlisted in the Caterer of the Year category in the Food Awards England 2017.

Having won the regional prize for the last three years, the company went one better after it was crowned national winner at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel on October 2.

Karen Morgan, who runs the firm with her husband Anthony, said: “We had a table of 10 at the awards ceremony in Manchester, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

“If felt as if every single member of our staff had won it personally, and they were just buzzing with the thrill of winning.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers that voted for us and our amazing team.

“It’s great to be given recognition for all the hard work and long hours that go on behind the scenes.”

Irfan Younis, CEO of organisers Creative Oceanic, said: “We are honoured and delighted to have such great finalists and winners representing the English food industry and enhancing its reputation nationally and internationally.”

“These were the fourth annual Food Awards England. They are a true reflection of the talent in the country and we want to make sure that the hard work and determination of English food professionals don’t go unnoticed.”

“We were very happy to welcome the guests and celebrate with them. Congratulations to all finalists and winners!”

The fourth annual Food Awards England is voted for by the public and rewards businesses dedicated to constantly delivering high-quality dishes in the English food sector.