RUISLIP Manor food company My Olive Branch has won a top award.
The Mediterranean food firm, owned by partners Kamil Shah and Maria Koinaki, of Linden Avenue, has become the youngest company to be crowned a winner in the The Guild of Fine Food’s Best Brand survey.
The company was named as the top retailer in the oil and vinegar category, despite only being formed in August 2011.
Mr Shah said: “When we launched our business and our first pallet arrived, quite honestly, we didn’t know what to do, but nevertheless we began to promote our olive oil at food and farmer markets and we were overwhelmed with the positive feedback we received from the public.
“This gave us a boost of confidence and we have never looked back.
“Since day one, we have made it our mission to bring the people of Britain a great quality olive oil at an affordable price and we have worked really hard to communicate what makes good quality olive oil and the importance of selecting a hand-made oil.
“This award means so much to us, especially since we are the youngest ever category winner.”
The company supplies their goods to the speciality retail sector, which includes delicatessens, farm shops and food halls and regularly has a stall at the Duck Pond Market, held in the Great Barn, Ruislip.