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Sponsors and Supporters of Taste of the West

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Ease is an independent, reliable construction management and building company providing build, repair and maintenance, interiors and roofing services to private individuals and commercial businesses throughout the South West. They specialise in relationship based building, project delivery and contracting across the hotel, hospitality, leisure, residential and education sectors, and they always work with the aim of leaving a positive and lasting legacy.
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Smith & Williamson are leading independent providers of investment management, accountancy, tax, corporate and financial advisory services.
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The Michelmores Food & Drink Team works with clients involved in all aspects of the manufacture, supply, distribution and sale of food and drink. They have a clear understanding of the issues that face businesses operating in the food and drink sector such as distribution agreements, importing/exporting, food labelling, trading standards, health and safety and product liability.
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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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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NatWest are dedicated to supporting the many food and drink-related businesses working together in  the South West under their Ahead for Business promise. A key part of this commitment is their Relationship Manager Accreditation programme. This helps to ensure every one of their Relationship Managers offers the required level of banking skills, specialist knowledge and expertise. They have a unique understanding of each market place across the region, and a significant number are specialists in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, agriculture and leisure, all of which are relevant to the food and drink sector.
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 are a perfect solution offering personal and local relationships combined with our knowledge and experience in the food and drink sector.
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Total Produce is one of the UK's largest and most accomplished fresh produce providers, with an extensive network of depot operations throughout the UK. An extensive range of fruit, vegetables and salad are delivered to the retail, wholesale and food service sectors.
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. The next show takes place on 4 & 5 February 2015 at Westpoint in Exeter.
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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 show in 2014 (7-9 September) is the 15th annual Speciality & Fine Food Fair and it will be packed with exciting new products. With over 11,700 leading retailers, caterers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, chefs, farmshops and deli owners heading to Olympia – it is not to be missed!
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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.
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. The dates for next year’s Devon County Show are May 21-23 2015.
RAW PR & Marketing is a creative PR and marketing agency which specialises in promoting food and drink from the South West. They offer the complete communications package with a tailor-made approach to really get you noticed.
UK Trade & Investment is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.
The team at Cinematica has a wealth of experience in video production and corporate communications. They’ve run TV channels, produced films all over the world, and worked with some of the biggest names and talent in the industry. With an experienced team of in-house filmmakers and state of the art equipment they are able to meet even the most challenging of briefs.
Established in 1946, Stancold specialise in the design and installation of cold rooms, hygienic food production areas and temperature-controlled distribution warehouses for the food, drink and logistics industry in the South West and throughout the UK. Their customers enjoy a friendly and helpful service with strong technical back-up from the initial design and consultancy stages, through project management, product supply and installation. They deliver ISO LPCB quality assured product and installation conforming to the highest industry standards and health & safety requirements, giving peace of mind to all of their customers, as well as a guarantee to be competitive.
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Gregg Latchams is a medium-sized Bristol law practice representing businesses and individuals across the South West and beyond. Their knowledge, experience and expertise of the food, drink and hospitality sector makes them ideally placed to advise on all legal and compliance issues facing your business. From producers and suppliers to hotels, restaurants and pubs, they understand the particular challenges you face.