Today at the Telegraph Festival of Business, Little Dish - a fast-growing producer of healthy meals for toddlers - was named SME of the Year. The Telegraph Festival of Business SME of the Year award, in association with Amazon, helps to recognise British small businesses who are rapidly expanding revenues and helping to create jobs for the UK.

Speaking beforehand, Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager at Amazon, discussed the opportunities for SMEs in terms of boosting e-commerce and exports in in today’s global economy. He also talked about the importance of SMEs to Amazon - over half of all global unit sales now come from third-party businesses selling to customers around the world on Amazon.

Founded in 2006 by mother-of-two Hillary Graves, Little Dish create nutritious and affordable meals for toddlers and young children.

“It gives me real pleasure to crown Little Dish as the Amazon SME of the Year at this year’s Telegraph Festival of Business,” said Doug. “They have shown impressive growth in recent years and have built their business on improving the eating habits of the next generation. Congratulations to Hillary and her team!”