Helston based Frugi has become the first childrenswear brand to be honoured with a 2014 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The award is considered the highest accolade a business can achieve. 

Frugi has been honoured for its outstanding achievements in international trade, having delivered "exceptional" growth in exports. Companies entering this category must have demonstrated substantial developments in overseas earnings and commercial success, sustained over no less than three years.

The judging process reviews business figures and growth, as well as the overall approach to supporting international activity. Each entry is judged by a high profile panel of representatives including the Prime Minister and Her Majesty the Queen.

Frugi now exports to around 50 countries with export sales growth of 600 per cent over six years and their expansion abroad has led to the company quadrupling its international workforce in the last few years. 

Two delegates from Frugi will be invited to a special ceremony hosted by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace. The team will also be presented with their award at their headquarters in Helston, by Her Majesty the Queen’s representative; Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho.

Co-Founder and managing director, Lucy Jewson said: "We are delighted to receive such a prestigious award. The business is growing at a phenomenal rate both nationally and internationally, which just indicates the global demand for well designed organic and ethical clothing.

"We couldn’t be where we are without so many great customers, which is why we try to provide the best customer experience possible, whether you are in the UK, Germany, the US, or Iceland. It just makes sense. ’