FOUNDER OF SUFFOLK FOOD BUSINESS RECEIVES BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL

Sandy Ruddock, the founder of Suffolk based condiment producer Scarlett & Mustard is one of 4 Suffolk women to receive a British Empire Medal in the King’s birthday honours list in June 2023, for ‘services to Business and to the Voluntary Sector in Norfolk and Suffolk’.

Sandy Ruddock, the founder of Suffolk based condiment producer Scarlett & Mustard is one of 4 Suffolk women to receive a British Empire Medal in the King’s birthday honours list in June 2023, for ‘services to Business and to the Voluntary Sector in Norfolk and Suffolk’. 

Sandy started the business in 2012 and its products are now widely stocked in many food halls and retail outlets across the UK, including the Suffolk Food Hall, Bayley & Sage in London, and several regional Co-ops.  The company has won numerous business awards, and a plethora of Great Taste Awards.

Sandy sits on the Board of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, a position she has enjoyed since 2017.  She also mentor’s start-ups, works with disadvantaged teenagers, and delivers sessions at enterprise days for local schools, as well as speaking to clubs, groups, and societies throughout the UK.

She said “to be honoured with this award is fantastic and was such a lovely surprise.  I am very happy to accept it on behalf of all the small and micro businesses which make up the beating heart of the East Anglian economy, and which are so important to innovation, employment, skills and diversification in the region.  I have really enjoyed seeing so many wonderful businesses flourish and grow through my time with New Anglia LEP which has been instrumental in helping them with their growth and funding needs.”

Scarlett & Mustard also supplies other well-known brands such as Greggs, Wensleydale Creamery, Farmison UK and Kellys Bakery in Ireland.

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