Little BigPaw awarded the Kings Award for Enterprise

Feb 16, 2024

His Majesty King Charles has awarded The First Class Pet Company Limited, the team behind the LITTLE BIGPAW brand, with the Kings Award for Enterprise for International Trade.  

Little BigPaw is one of only 148 organisations nationally to be recognised with the prestigious King’s Award and one of only two business from Worcestershire awarded. The First Class Pet Company was awarded The Queens Award in 2018 and now has the huge honour of receiving the King’s Award in the first year of King Charles’s reign. 

Little BigPaw is a range of 100% natural foods and treats, all made in the United Kingdom. Launched in 2015, Little BigPaw has expanded globally taking advantage of the growing trend for high quality, natural foods that give your cat and dog the very best in tasty nutrition. 

Little BigPaw is distributed through specialist pet and veterinary channels and is available in over 45 countries worldwide from England to Ecuador, from Canada to Korea, from Sweden to Singapore and from Taiwan to Trinidad. 

As well as winning the Kings Award for Enterprise the company won the Pet Industry Federation Export Business of the Year 2022.  

Little BigPaw co-founders David Alton and Jim Weston have over 60 years’ experience between them in the Pet Trade. 

‘It is a huge honour to receive this award and we are absolutely delighted for the whole team and for all our dedicated distributors globally. This is royal recognition not just for Little BigPaw products but also for all the hard work of staff, suppliers and our distribution partners over the last few years.’ said Jim Weston. 

“It is a great privilege for Little BigPaw to receive royal recognition once again. A big thank you to our team and distributors for making this possible. This award motivates us to continue to strive ahead to provide the very best of British pet foods around the world.” said David Alton. 

 The King’s Awards for Enterprise was previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, and the new name reflects His Majesty the King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The Award programme, now in its 57th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.