MIB stories – ActionCOACH and Canape Box


Local catering company wins European business award      


(Image – from left to right: Brad Sugars, Christopher Messum and Helen Pethybridge)


High Wycombe-based business, CanapéBox, took the title for Best E-Commerce at the recent European Business Excellence Awards. With Buckinghamshire recognised as the Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain, having started more businesses than anywhere else in the UK for well over a decade, CanapéBox is another example of a fantastic micro business.

Christopher Messum who owns CanapéBox was thrilled to collect the award at a black-tie event at Harrogate International Centre organised by the world’s number one business coaching firm, ActionCOACH. Christopher explained, “We were a simple foodie start-up that has grown exponentially due to the passion of our team. This award is a solid recognition of our performance and the potential that e-commerce has to create success for businesses when operated effectively.”

This local business was established in 2012 in rural Buckinghamshire and provides exquisite food at affordable prices backed up with unrivalled quality of service. They continually research new ideas with responsibly-sourced quality ingredients from artisan producers and strive to be green in an industry that constantly struggles in this area.

Christopher added, “I love food and have a real passion for events and parties. I saw an opportunity for hand-made and carefully delivered ready-to-eat event and party food to an ever-increasing number of discerning customers. Now covering the whole of London, the South East and South Central of England, CanapéBox is fast becoming the best and most reliable party food and canapé delivery service in town and with our knowledge of the events and hospitality industries we are well positioned to truly deliver on our ‘one-stop-party-shop’ concept.”

Buckinghamshire’s award-winning business coach, Helen Pethybridge, attended the ceremony with CanapéBox, “When you see the list of finalists, this award win really is a testament to the hard work and determination of the team. With an easy online ordering system, a neat and efficient food delivery solution and a product range of over 70 items with consideration to growing dietary requirements, CanapéBox is becoming a truly viable alternative for businesses and individuals to fulfil their catering needs.”