A DROITWICH firm is in the running for a prestigious award.

Souper Foods, which has a restaurant premises in Ombersley Way near the Waitrose car park, and also has a van delivering to customers, is run by Droitwich resident Lucy Clive.

The firm, which was established in 2015, has now been shortlisted as a finalist for the Producers Awards 2017 in the combined East and West Midlands category, in the awards organised by The Delicious magazine.

The owner described the shortlisting as good news, and is now waiting to see how it gets on when the competition is judged at the national final in July by some of the top names in the food industry.

The competition is being judged by John Wigley, farmer and founder of The Big Cow Black online form, cookery demonstrator, author and broadcaster Rachel Green and Alison Swan Parente, who founded the Welbeck Bakehouse and School of Artisan Food.

Souper Foods is up against six other competitors - Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company of Warwickshire, British Cassis of Herefordshire, New Close Farm Shop of Derbyshire, Redhill Farm Free Range Pork of Lincolnshire, L J Fairburn & Son Ltd also of Lincolnshire and Launde Farm Foods of Leicestershire.

After being judged the competition category winner will be announced online and in the magazine later this year.