Packington Free Range is celebrating their third award this year after winning a coveted “Special Award for Commitment to Continued Improvement” at this month’s high profile 2011 Good Food Awards, organised by Taste of Staffordshire.

Owners and brothers Rob and Alec Mercer collected the surprise award at the ceremony held at the Staffordshire County Showground, on Tuesday evening.  The awards recognise quality, excellence and the use of local produce in the county’s food and drink industry.

“Winning a special award like this was fantastic.  We had just wanted to be part of the audience so it was a real surprise when we heard our names called.  To get recognised by others for what you do is just brilliant and confirms that we are on the right tracks, so genuinely we are really pleased and very proud to have this award,”  says Alec Mercer