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The Pie Creator in Stourport-on-Severn has won prestigious "The Heart of England Fine Foods" Diamond Award for Prepared foods.

The company, which opened its doors just 11 months ago, is delighted to have won the top award for its premium pies.

Nigel Craige owner of The Pie Creator said:

“We entered our game, pork, and duck with Clementine and Cointreau pies into the Diamond awards and all three went into the final. The game pie was chosen as the winner by the judges for its outstanding flavour and excellence of pastry.

“This is a well respected and valued national award and we were up against stiff competition from producers from across the country. This has already opened up new opportunities to the business and has encouraged us to think about expansion even though we are not yet a year old.”

The crystal trophy was presented to the Pie Creator team at the awards dinner at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham in May 2014.

Nigel Craige added:

“We would like to thank the business support team at Wyre Forest District Council as we truly feel we couldn't have achieved this level of success on our own. The help and advice provided along with the start-up grants for local people with a seed of an idea is really fantastic. The Council is giving local businesses like us the opportunity to flourish.

Councillor Helen Dyke, Wyre Forest District Council’s champion for centres said

“Congratulations to the Pie Creator on receiving their award and for having the courage and drive to set up their business in the first place. It’s great to see a young local business being recognised for producing something exceptional and we wish them well for the future.

Councillor John Campion, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Prosperity said:

“We’re delighted that the Pie Creator has won this award. They have a superb product and the success to date is a great example of how the Council can support a new venture to get off the ground and go forward. Our business start-up and support packages are designed to help local people who have a good idea, and are open to receiving support and encouragement. We wish Pie Creator many more culinary prizes and say keep up the great work!”

Nigel and Wendy Craige (centre) of The Pie Creator Stourport-on-Severn with Sarah Falkland (left) from the BBC and Steve Powdrill (right) of award sponsor EBLEX (English Beef and Lamb Executive) at the "The Heart of England Fine Foods" Awards.

Wyre Forest District Council