A RUISLIP firm is Amazon’s Innovative Small Business of the Year.

Disposable Green creates environmentally-friendly tableware, straws and takeaway solutions that reduce dependence on plastic.

The company, based in Kent Gardens, offers a range of products made from naturally-fallen Areca palm leaves.

Co-founder Santosh Gandhi said: “Winning the award has supercharged the whole team. This is such a great opportunity and will help bring the business and our products to a whole new customer base.”

Other awards went to Naissance (health and beauty products) as Exporting Small Business of the Year and Gamely Games (family card games) as Small Business of the Year.

The three winners will receive a prize package including six months of dedicated account management, £10,000 of Amazon advertising credit and a trip to Amazon’s Seattle head office to meet senior business leaders.