Rick and Jill Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant in Cornwall has been recognised as the West of England Business of the Year 2011, in the category of businesses with less than £25m turnover. The 23rd annual awards are organised by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in conjunction with ITV West and Beacon Southwest and were held in Bristol last Thursday.
The Seafood Restaurant is the first Cornish company to win the prestigious award in the last five years and battled it out with three other finalists from the West Country. Tracey Bentham, of PWC and chair of the judging panel said “the judge’s decision was unanimous in choosing the Seafood Restaurant as a worthy winner. The great progress they have made in the last year was most impressive to the judges, not only in developing their new Falmouth businesses, but also in the structure and strategy within the organisation. We were also impressed with their plans to keep growing in the future”.