This year we've enlisted some incredible sponsors that really represent the diversity of British food, drink, travel, retail and production today! Discover more about them here.
Planted is the brainchild of Delamere Dairy which was founded in 1985 in Cheshire's beautiful
Delamere Forest. The company has over 33 years' experience in dairy alternatives and 'free
from' being founded with the purchase of three goats to address the demand for alternatives to
Today, the company sells an award-winning range of goats' milk-based speciality dairy products (cheese, yogurt, butter and milk), cows' milk, lactose free, and a wide range of plant based drinks including soya, oat, rice, coconut and almond. Planted is a natural extension to the company's proven track record in dairy alternatives.
Drunken Berries came to life 2 years ago when we were thinking of something special to add to
Prosecco for a New Year's Party, we wanted something to add a bit of pep to the party,
something that would enhance the enjoyment of a simple glass of fizz, so we thought.....Fruity!
Needless to say the party went well.
When our heads had cleared we decided to put our flagship flavour, Raspberry and Gin into production, with our 30 years of manufacturing experience these gorgeous flavours and pretty good looks came to life.
Hive & Keeper searches for honeys from British beekeepers and their bees kept in gardens, allotments,
woodlands, meadows and field margins across the country. There has been no blending, fine filtering,
heating or human interference in any of our honeys, which means they're nature's flavours reflecting the
place and bees they comes from.
We want you to enjoy discovering the incredible variations in British honey when they have their natural characters preserved. We also support small scale British beekeepers who face stiff competition from cheap imports and are giving up beekeeping as a result. We work with as many as we can, but only the good ones: we visit every one of them, talk bees and know they're good custodians of the country's bee population and environment.
Since 1974 at Inverawe we have been producing some of the finest Scottish smoked seafood in the world. Our expertise lies in following the truly traditional smoking methods that dates back some 3000 to 3,500 years. Using the most sustainably farmed Scottish salmon with no use of antibiotics, very low stocking densities and hand reared by the farmers, we smoke our fish in a way that very few other smokehouses do. Using nothing but salt, smoke and time, we create from our brick kilns a wide range of excellent produce. Our fish is very gently smoked over oak logs for anywhere between 36 and 72 hours. Entirely dependent on the elements - be it wind, humidity, precipitation or temperature, no smoking time is the same and the fish is ready only when it is ready.
Robert Welch Designs is a family-run company based in the Cotswolds, which specialises in stainless steel cutlery, kitchenware and living accessories. Founded by Robert Welch in 1955, the company is still based in the same 18th century Silk Mill in Chipping Campden where Robert first set up his drawing board after leaving the Royal College of Art. From the start, Robert was passionately driven to design highly functional, affordable products which possessed an elegant beauty; these strong design principles went on to make him an MBE and Royal Designer for Industry.
Foodie Flavours™ has become a go-to brand for professional flavouring ingredients. With a retail range of around 60 natural flavourings and hundreds more available to commercial customers, Foodie Flavours™ is an amazing resource for the food professional and serious foodie. All natural flavourings are made from plant materials only, suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free, no added sugar and made in the UK.
Crafted in Aldeburgh, between the sea and the salt marshes: Fishers gin infuses
local herbs and coastal botanicals, capturing the wild and forgotten flavours of the
Fishers founder, Andrew Heald, whose family has lived in Aldeburgh for many generations, was inspired to create a gin that reflects the power of the sea and the beauty of the wind-swept landscape that surrounds this majestic old fishing town. Botanicals are foraged locally and sourced from remote stretches of the British coastline, paying tribute to the maritime history of these islands.
St Austell Brewery has been brewing beer in Cornwall since 1851. Fast forward 168 years and while traditional
brewing techniques remain, innovation, passion and craftsmanship continue to evolve. The brewery, which is one
of the oldest in Cornwall, is still independent and family-owned.
Best known for its flagship brand, Tribute Cornish Pale Ale, St Austell Brewery's range of award-winning beers ‐ also including Proper Job IPA and Korev Lager ‐ are available in supermarkets and pubs nationwide.
A favourite kitchen essential of many celebrity chefs and professional cooks, the Thermapen thermometer is made in Britain by ETI Ltd, the UK's leader in the manufacture and design of electronic thermometers and temperature probes. In 2018 the business was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise for innovation, their fourth Queen's Award since winning its first in 2012. The Thermapen gives an accurate temperature reading in just three seconds, achieving cooking perfection every time! Stylish, easy to use and available in a range of vibrant colours, the Thermapen is a must-have for every kitchen, whether you want to enjoy meat that is both succulent and cooked safely at home, producing a batch of jam, tempering chocolate or cooking up a feast on the BBQ.
Dewlay (The company name derives from the French term "Du Lait" – meaning of / from Milk!) was
founded back in 1957 by George Kenyon in Garstang, Lancashire. Now owned and managed by his
grandsons, Nick and Richard Kenyon, the dairy continues to make cheese by hand and with the same
passion and traditional methods their grandfather used over 60 years ago.
Founded by a local Chichester Chef over 30 years ago, our roots started with the creation of our Sussex Valley mayonnaise range, made and sold from a restaurant to other chefs in the area. When the demand started to grow so Sussex Valley as a brand was born, making and selling great quality mayonnaises such as our naughty Blue Cheese Mayonnaise, popular Garlic Mayonnaise and stunning sauces such as our Hot Horseradish Sauce and dripping in Summer dressings, to local and regional shops and businesses. Still family run and with a growing manufacturing base, we continue to be passionate about making great tasting condiments for everything from Picnic Perfection to Sunday Roast must haves.
Grey's Teas was established by a descendent of Earl Grey. We specialise in high-grade loose leaf teas for the most distinctive flavours from areas of the world famous for their quality. Our black teas include Darjeeling, Assam, China and, Ceylon and Kenyan teas. Our green teas include those from China, Darjeeling and Japan. We have China and Formosa oolongs plus several white teas. We offer several flavoured green, black and oolong teas. We stock herbal infusions with recognised health benefits. Many of our teas are sourced via members of the Ethical Tea Partnership and over twenty teas are organic.
Established in 1975, T&G's mission is to design, produce and responsibly source, exceptional quality kitchenware products that withstand the demands of real life. T&G offer sustainable, stylish and practical kitchen solutions to help organise space, create, serve and display food, all designed here in the UK. T&G has all the kitchen accessories you need for everyday use, from glass jars, ceramic storage, natural woodware collections including preparation and serving boards plus the award winning salt, pepper and spice mills. All you need for the kitchen to entertain or give as a gift.
Pickering's Gin is a multi-award-winning gin, made at Summerhall Distillery in the heart of Edinburgh. When we built and opened Summerhall Distillery in 2014, it was the first exclusive gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years. Our gin is based on an original 1947 Bombay recipe. It features nine botanicals, engineered by us to create Pickering's famous full-bodied flavour with perfect bitter-sweet balance.
Dà Mhìle was conceived in 1992 as a collaboration with Springbank distillery in producing the first organic whisky of the modern world. Having been granted our own distillers licence in 2008 we launched our range of organic spirits produced on our farm in west Wales with the aim of becoming a global forerunner in sustainable distilling while maintaining the award winning quality of our drinks. Most of our products are inspired by our surroundings and looking to keep food miles to a minimum, we make the most of what's around us. The seaweed gin created due to our location near the beautiful cardigan bay. Botanical gin using the flowers and herbs from our organic farm. Our aim is to become the first ‘single estate' distillery in Wales, with the whole process from dirt to dram coming from within a 30 mile radius.