The Lord-Lieutenant presented Pump Street Ltd with the King’s Award for Enterprise crystal at a Ceremony, held at the company’s headquarters at Rendlesham on Friday 17th November 2023. The Award was achieved in the Category of International Trade.
The bakery and chocolate making company was founded by Joanna Brennan and her father in 2010, beginning with a bakery, then moving into chocolate making and growing the business to the success it is today. The company has grown significantly with international exports increasing by 78% between 2019 and 2021. The main growth has been in the USA and China and has seen Pump Street become a market leaders in the craft chocolate category across North America specifically.
Presenting CEO and Founder, Joanna Brennan with the Crystal, Lady Euston commented that these results demonstrate that ‘Pump Street Chocolate is one of Suffolk’s most successful international businesses and we are all incredibly proud’. Lady Euston also commented on the company’s strong commitment to sustainability and reducing its environmental footprint. The company is also a leader in ethical food production , sourcing ingredients from sustainable sources and working with local communities.
Following the Presentation, the Lord-Lieutenant was taken on a tour of the factory and shown how the chocolate is made with other dignitaries including The High Sheriff and Chairman of Suffolk County Council.