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Bridgwater College offers a range of training programmes based on working with the food and drink industry. They also offer skills training in engineering, welding, business administration and management.
Established in 1872, the objects of the Devon County Agricultural Association are the advancement of agriculture in Devon, and the encouragement of education and knowledge of agriculture and country pursuits. These objects are particularly fostered by the promotion of the Devon County Show, and also by the hosting of related events throughout the year.
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Exeter College is a large, thriving and growing tertiary college which places teaching, learning and student success as their top priority. @ thirty-four is Exeter College's great restaurant and dining experience where students can thrive in contemporary and stylish surroundings.
Grant Thornton is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. They combine award-winning technical expertise with the intuition, insight and confidence gained from their extensive sector experience and a deeper understanding of their clients.
For 30 years, inkREADible has advised and manufactured bespoke self-adhesive labels and swing tags for independent, owner run food and drink businesses. Their designers can produce an extensive range of very effective and eye catching labels, tailor-made to suit you.
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Needlers are food industry specialists, and provide hygiene, safety and PPE products and services to food manufacturers in the UK and Ireland. Their team is committed to developing true added value services, by working in close partnership with its customers and suppliers to drive innovation, compliance and supply chain traceability.
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Old Mill – Accounts, Tax and Financial Planners with five offices across the West Country in Yeovil, Wells, Exeter, Dorchester and Melksham, looking after over 5,000 private and business clients.
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Porter Dodson is a Top 200 UK law firm based in Somerset and Dorset across seven centres. They are all about delivering great legal advice when and where it is convenient to their clients, whether they be a private individual or a company with an international dimension.
Quayside Technical Services Ltd is an Exeter based business IT consultancy company. They have been supporting business computer networks across Devon since 2001. Their focus is providing complete IT solutions to clients that improve the way that they work.
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Rangemoors are the leading range cooker and stove specialist in the South West. Their purpose built showroom offers you an extensive choice of range cookers and woodburning, multi-fuel, gas or electric stoves to suit your needs.
Hearth & Cook brings a new experience to home lovers and makers. Expertly gathered together in their showroom in Exeter, is a selection of the finest products designed to transform homes into beautiful warm environments, and inspire wonderful culinary creations in the kitchen.
The SOURCE Trade Show is the South West’s ultimate show for all those with an interest in speciality foods and quality drinks, profitable catering and inspired hospitality. This is a unique opportunity to meet key international, UK, and South West food and drink producers, as well as service providers, alongside a superb selection of Taste of the West Members.
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Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the leading UK trade event that exclusively targets food and drink buyers from the speciality and artisan food industry. The 2016 show at Olympia in London will be packed with thousands of exciting new products, and takes place on 4-6 September.
Established in 1946 in Bristol, Stancold is a name you can trust when it comes to expertise in temperature controlled and hygienic environments. Using quality assured insulated panels they create bespoke cold stores, chillers, walk-in freezers, food safe areas, and industrial firewall partitions for the UK food & drink, warehouse and logistics industries.
Total Energy Solutions based in Cornwall are independent utility brokers who specialise in the commercial sector, and can help you to get the best price for your gas and electricity supply. They work with all utility suppliers in the UK market and have no vested interest where contracts are placed. Their only aim is to secure the best possible rates for their clients, and typically they can save you up to 40% on renewal prices. If you want to work with a different kind of broker, call them on 01579 370073.
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WBW Solicitors have a very different approach to doing business. Their philosophy is simple; every customer – whether an individual, a company or any other organisation – has a unique set of requirements, and they believe that the way they operate and the service they offer should be driven by this. With offices based in Torquay, Newton Abbot, Exeter and Bovey Tracey, their teams can offer the very best legal advice through a full range of services, and across a wide range of areas and commercial sectors.
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Willett Food Projects are experts in food factory design and project management. They can help with concept designs, feasibility, planning, costing and project management of your build/refurbishment.

WPS are proud to have been selected as the partner insurance broker to Taste of the West and have developed ‘Food and Drink Guard’ specifically for Taste of the West members working in the food and drink sector.

WPS also produce a series of articles for Taste of the West members on insurance and risk management topics specific to the food and drink industry.  Recent features include: Flavouring Substances in Food & Beverages; Employers Liability Insurance -Cover Overview; Fire Safety in the Workplace; Credit Insurance and a Fire Safety Quiz.

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