Celebrating the best of British
For a second consecutive year, the husband and wife at the helm of our business were thrilled to be at the celebration of the best performing Great British companies last night.
As we continue to make our mark on the international stage, our CEO Mark and director Yvonne were honoured to join high-profile guests at London’s Park Lane Hilton hotel for the Sunday Times International Track 200 annual awards dinner.
They were invited to attend the prestigious event, on Wednesday evening, after we ranked 22nd in the coveted league table for 2019 as one of Britain’s fastest growing businesses with impressive multi-million-pound international sales.
As this year marked the event’s 10th anniversary, a host of league table alumni from the last decade attended alongside our directors, including; namesake retailer Cath Kidston MBE, Robert Cook, UK Managing Director of Virgin Active, and Will Butler-Adams OBE, chief executive of bicycle manufacturer Brompton.
Mark said: “We were thrilled to enter the International Track 200 for the first time in 2018, so to see Jupiter appear in such impressive company for a second year, and remain in the top 25, is not only a fantastic achievement but also an amazing testament to our team’s hard work as we continue to grow our fresh produce world.
“Both Yvonne and I found the evening celebration just as exciting and inspirational for us as it was last year. It’s such a great opportunity and huge honour to be able to network with so many British companies who, like us, are incredibly proud to be helping to further heighten Britain’s profile across the globe.”
Talking of the night’s highlights, Yvonne said: “We thoroughly enjoyed being in the thick of the most inspiring business men and women in the country. It was great to catch up with some familiar faces from last year and meet new ones too.”
Fascinating anniversary speakers
As well as networking with senior managers from other private mid-market companies, our directors also got to hear fascinating business insights from high-profile guest speakers’ Dr Pippa Malmgren and Dr Andy Palmer CMG.
Dr Malmgren is economics and policy advisor, and non-executive of the DIT (Department of International Trade) and former special advisor to ex-US president George W Bush; and Dr Palmer is the president and group CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda, recently named the most influential person of the past 30 years in the global automotive sector by Auto Express.
Embracing international opportunities
In the evening programme, handed out to all guests, Amanda Murphy, Head of Commercial Banking at HSBC, praised all companies appearing in this year’s league table as inspirational for “taking the best of Britain to markets across the globe” and for “embracing international opportunities and exploring new routes to growth.”
Jupiter ranked in the International Track 200 for 2019 after achieving average annual sales growth of 107.23% for the last two years.
Based in the UK, Jupiter Group is a leader in the global fresh produce market. Ranked 22nd in the 2019 The Sunday Times International Track 200, Jupiter grows and supplies new varieties of grapes alongside a global supply of citrus, top fruit, stone fruit and kiwi.