PUTTING a whole new spin on scooping awards, a Droitwich-based ice cream producer managed to secure two wins at the recent Heart of England Fine Foods Diamond Awards.

Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream, based at Salwarpe near Droitwich won the Dairy category at the awards ceremony in Birmingham, for its Worcestershire Plum ice-cream, made using traditional methods and locally sourced plums.

As winner of its category, the company was then put forward for the Overall Taste award, and managed to scoop that one too.

Fiona Roberts from Churchfields, said: “We are delighted to win these Diamond Awards with our Worcestershire Plum Ice Cream. To win the dairy category was exciting enough, but to win the overall Taste Award was completely unexpected, given the quality of products we were up against.”

Her sister and business owner, Gillian Kerton, added: “We have an exceptionally hard-working group of people at the farm, and it is thanks to them that we have won this award - whether they have been milking the cows, producing the ice cream or selling the final product.”