Bispham-based Laila’s Fine Foods have won the Food and Drink category at this year’s Business Insider Made in the North West Awards.
A panel of industry judges voted on the shortlist and the winners were announced in a ceremony at Bolton Wanderers' Macron Stadium.
Laila’s will now go through to the grand final, Made in the UK, where the best of British manufacturing will be celebrated.
The awards help to showcase the region and champion its diverse manufacturing industries, ranging from life sciences to artisan food brands.
Joint managing director, Nazir Remtulla said: “Laila’s Fine Foods are passionate about quality manufacturing and will be proud to represent the North West, a region with such a rich manufacturing history, at the National Finals in Liverpool on June 22. We are really pleased to have won as to even be nominated is a huge achievement and is testament to the hard work and ambition of the entire team.”
This year, Laila’s Fine Foods has continued to build the business, reaching number eight in the Grocer Fast 50; which charts the fastest growing, independently owned FMCG companies, while also appearing in the Financial Times 1000 Fastest Growing companies in Europe.
This increase has led to the ready meal manufacturer investing in a 36,000 sq ft expansion of its factory and production facilities, which are based on Moor Park Avenue.
In addition to expanding its premises, the company has increased their number of employees to more than 400 and invested in state of the art manufacturing equipment.