Soft drinks producer The Feel Good Drinks Company walked away with two awards at this year's awards - despite only having been an exporter for three years.

Overseas sales at the company have doubled year-on-year since 2004 to become an integral part of its business, and it was named both Drinks Exporter of the Year and English Exporter of the Year.

Exports now account for 15% of the company's turnover, but it plans to grow this to 40% by 2010.

The Cereal-Based Exporter of the Year award went to Honeytop Speciality Foods.

The manufacturer of long-life and frozen Naan breads has doubled export sales in the past 12 months by adapting recipes to suit local tastes and developing products with an extended shelf life.

Dairy Exporter of the Year was Ashley Chase Estate. Exports now account for nearly a quarter of the company's sales, and it has achieved good brand recognition in its key market, the US.

The award for Grocery Exporter of the Year went to Patak's Foods - described by judges as a "class entry" for its vision for the future.

It plans to accelerate exports to account for 80% of its total turnover in the next decade, from its current level of 20%.