Well that was a good start to the week. Cotswold Gold scooped up two awards at the Western Daily Press Food & Farming Awards, including, Food Product of the Year and Young Farmer of the Year for Charlie Beldam.
We would like to thank the judges for their time in coming to visit our farm and production facility near Broadway, it was a pleasure to meet them and have the opportunity to discuss our farm, business and Cotswold Gold products. Thank you also to the organisers for creating such a fun event – there was a great mix of businesses, we had a really fun table with delicious food and we were pleased to have been able to help with the extremely generous goody bags.
It was a pleasure to go up on stage and collect our awards and even the short film of Charlie and Cotswold Gold didn’t come out too badly either! We have been busy on the social media – Twitter and Facebook especially – all week.
The awards have been designed as a celebration of the best in farming and food production in the West Country – to include, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Devon. From field to plate the awards are a celebration of this vital industry that underpins the region’s economy and plays such an important part in the daily lives of those who live here. The awards ceremony held in Bristol was attended by over 300 people and covered farming, food production, drink, restaurants and cafes.
The event is in association with family business and food industry success story, YEO VALLEY, and was generously sponsored by Thatchers Cider, Michelmores, Smith & Williamson, Higos, Karcher, Grant Thornton, Royal Bath & West Show, Wyke Farms, Jones Food Solutions and NFU Mutual.
We would thoroughly recommend any enterprising food, farming, drink or catering business to enter for the 2017 awards!