Kitchenware supplier Joseph Joseph has been revealed as a winner in the prestigious 2012 National Business Awards.
The company, founded by twin brothers Richard and Antony Joseph, took the accolade of Blackberry Growth Strategy of the Year.
The award comes hot on the heels of another win for the brothers, who were recently named as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Innovation 2012.
Both Richard and Antony will be speakers at The Housewares Conference on April 16 next year.
The National Business Awards is a highly-respected independent business recognition platform. The awards event opened with a video address from the Prime Minister, and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander also addressed the 1,200 business leaders present.
The judges said of Joseph Joseph’s contemporary kitchenware design and supply business: “Now in 75 countries worldwide, Joseph Joseph is testament both to the outstanding design talent we have in the UK, and to the potential to take British business worldwide.”
Joseph Joseph was established in 2003, Antony having studied design at Central St Martins and Richard having studied business at Cambridge University. The company is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the worldwide homewares market.
Co-director Richard Joseph commented: “It’s a great award for the business to win and goes a long way to raising our profile. It is also proof of excellence and acknowledgement of all the hard work we put in as a team.”
Meanwhile, the Josephs received the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Innovation 2012 award after being named amongst five regional winners selected from the initial finalist group of 60 companies.