A Chesham-based company which has catered for A-list stars like Lady Gaga and Take That has been presented with a second prestigious award from The Queen.

Global Infusion Group (GIG), a catering and support company based in Nashleigh Hill, received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its outstanding international progress which has seen the company, formed 33 years ago, expand into a global operation.

The award was presented to Tony Laurenson, the founder and chief executive officer of GIG, by Her Majesty’s representative Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. 

GIG won its first Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2014 for international performance, but since then, it has grown overseas sales by almost 50 per cent.

Receiving the award at the company’s headquarters, Mr Laurenson told guests: “As a local lad, I’m extremely proud of my Buckinghamshire roots. And it has been an exciting journey from when I launched ‘Eat to the Beat’, over 30 years ago from my Mum and Dads garage, to where we are now - a global enterprise.”

The company employs around 130 full-time staff and has supported some of the biggest names in the entertainment world including Iron Maiden, Jay Z, Justin Bieber and the late Frank Sinatra.

They also cater major music festivals such as Glastonbury and the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park.