The team behind The Yorkshire Wagyu Company is celebrating after winning £10,000 worth of business support in a national competition.

The Driffield, East Yorkshire-based beef enterprise was invited to pitch to a panel of judges at The Food Entrepreneur Show after reaching the final of The Artisan Food Trail's ‘Pitch to the Experts’ competition last month.

Director Jonathan Shepherd (pictured) is delighted with the win: "This is a high-profile award and we were very proud just to be shortlisted - we never dreamed that we would win!

"As a new business, winning £10,000 of mentoring plus sales, marketing, finance and legal advice is invaluable and will help us to take The Yorkshire Wagyu Company to the next level."

The Artisan Food Trail co-founder and creative director of design agency, childsdesign, Graham Childs, said: "We had over 90 entries to the competition and shortlisted six of the most promising food related businesses.

"Jonathan and his team gave a very polished pitch and clearly demonstrated the potential growth opportunities for their business. The judges all agreed that The Yorkshire Wagyu Company was very different to the other entries and quite unique in terms of its product and business model."

The Artisan Food Trail was founded by Graham Childs and his wife, Lisa to provide support to artisan food and drink producers throughout the UK.