The team at New Forest Ice Cream have scooped two top accolades at the prestigious Family Business of the Year 2014 award ceremony in London.
Taking the top spot in the highly competitive Food & Drink category, the firm then went on to secure the regional title of South West Family Business of the Year 2014.
Twin sisters and New Forest Ice Cream directors Christina Veal and Niki Jenman were on hand to accept their awards at the event attended by directors and owners of family businesses from across the UK.
"In modern day society where large corporations and multinational businesses make industry headlines on a daily basis, it's nice to be recognised for having more traditional business values and ethics," said Vale
"We are delighted to have been selected as winners of the Food & Drink category, especially when we were up against a number of other dedicated family businesses from around the country. To then be selected as the regional winner for the South West is really fantastic and something we are over the moon about," she added.
The Family Business of the Year Awards were created to celebrate the UK family business sector, recognising the wide scale diversity and key contributions these firms make to UK industry as a whole.
From left: Paul Andrew's, Founder of Family Business United, Christina Veal, Director of New Forest Ice Cream, Norma Stewart, from South West Business category sponsors Wellers, Nicola Jenman, Director of New Forest Ice Cream