UK-based Malayalee businessman M.A. Yusuff Ali's food processing plant in Britain has won the prestigious Queen's Enterprise Award 2017 for its remarkable contribution to UK's trade and economy. Ali also said that this honour by the Queen will help his Abu Dhabi headquartered Lulu Group International to expand business interests in the United Kingdom. 

He said, "I am extremely honored and proud to hear the news about Y International UK Ltd being selected for the prestigious Queen's Award this year. This great recognition will surely help us further strengthen our plans to expand business interests in UK and continue with our innovations and contributions to to the dynamic economy of UK," he said.

The Queen's Award is conferred annually by the Queen on her birthday on April 21 to businesses that project great enterprise across the fields of international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. 

Established in 2013, Ali's Y International employs 300 local staff members who process high-quality food products from Britain to meet their demand in the Lulu Groups hypermarkets across the Middle East, Far East and India. Speaking of his plans for the future, he said, "We are in the process of setting up another world-class food processing plant in the 12.5 acres of land allotted by Birmingham City Council, to further boost our exports and cover bigger variety of products. The planned investment would be to the tune of 36 million pounds."