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Each and every year we work with around 350 food and drink producers, and over 400 hospitality and retail businesses in the South West of England, as part of the Taste of the West Product, Hospitality & Retail Awards.

Sponsorship puts you and your business at the forefront of your category, ensuring that you are recognised for supporting the South West's thriving food and drink industry. Sponsorship opportunities are now available for 2020/2021 and we can tailor a package to suit you. To find out more please contact Caroline on 01404 822012.

Meet the companies who are sponsoring our awards programme in 2022, helping us to support the West Country's food and drink industry.



Old Mill are our Title Sponsors of the Taste of the West Awards 2022



The South West is at the forefront of the UK’s thriving food & drink sector with many regional success stories from local, artisan producers to world-renowned, export-led businesses making real headway in global markets. Old Mill has developed an in-depth sector specialism with clients across the West Country’s entire food & drink supply chain. We understand the challenges and issues facing business owners and can advise on a range of matters. 

*Taste of the West members are eligible to receive 10% discount on the first year of accountancy and tax fees*


Black and White Asset Finance Ltd - proud sponsors of our Champion Product 2022


Black and White Asset Finance pride themselves in obtaining clear, concise and efficient finance for capital projects. They work hard to understand your business and build a long-term relationship with you. They like a challenge and are accomplished at getting funding in place for more difficult to explain assets. They fill the gap if the bank drags their heels, doesn't understand the project or simply says no...


NatWest - proud sponsors of our Sustainability Award 2022



nuUnlimited - proud sponsors of our Best South West Restaurant category 2022

A FREE to use hub for independent Restaurants and cafes offering food and drink for takeaway or home delivery during the Coronavirus crisis. Free to use and always will be. A website and social media service dedicated solely to enabling independent restaurants and cafes all over the UK to promote their crisis home delivery or take away services during the Coronavirus crisis. Its purpose is to help businesses connect with local customers and trade through the crisis to stay afloat and preserve jobs. The independent food and drink sector is critical to the UK economy and its survival is essential to the food security of the country. We believe that we all have to do everything we can to support this vital part of the economy.


CLEAN Linen & Workwear - proud sponsors of our Best South West Hotel 2022


CLEAN supplies over 5,500 customers throughout the UK from the hotel, restaurant, catering, food manufacturing, automotive, engineering and pharmaceutical industries.
Our expertise is in understanding customers and providing an excellent service with a reputation built on quality, promptness, efficiency and innovative service delivery.


RH Fibreboard Containers Ltd



RH Fibreboard Containers Ltd design, manufacture and deliver corrugated packaging throughout the South West. Having complete control of all processes from in-house design to delivery on their own transport, they aim to provide a thoroughly professional service and high quality solutions to fulfil all your packaging needs. Their objectives and reputation are built on three simple principles: fast response to enquiries, absolute commitment to meeting deliveries and value for money total service. Being a family run business, unhampered by bureaucracy and with a quarter of a century of experience in the industry, they have learned the importance of adapting to the needs of individual customers in order to give truly great service. 


Taste of the West Insurance Services - proud sponsors of our Fish category 2021



Taste of the West Insurance Services are one of the leading independent insurance brokers in the UK. Based in Plymouth the firm provides specialist risk management and insurance advice to the food and drink sector. Committed to the South West they have a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities for business in the region.

*Members of Taste of the West are eligible to receive a review of their insurance free of charge.*



Bright Solicitors

Bright Solicitors understand that running a business is often a rewarding yet challenging experience for many and you may find you can't do everything yourself - that's where they come in. They offer the expertise and guidance your business needs on a range of issues. Their friendly yet professional team are on hand to help you from start to finish, with regular communication to keep you up-to-date.


Bristol Labels - proud sponsors of our Beer and Cider categories 2022


Bristol Labels are a bespoke flexographic and digital label printer using the latest HP Indigo technology. They pride themselves on their customer service and high quality print, and provide free digital proofs and quotes as well as a free tea or coffee with their open door policy.

*Taste of the West members are eligible to recieve 50% off all tooling including plates & cutters (If tooling is needed), as well as 5% off orders over 25,000 labels.*




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 we create bespoke cold stores, chillers, walk-in freezers, food safe areas, and industrial firewall partitions for the UK food & drink, warehouse and logistics industries.


Agrantec Ltd

As the food industry innovates and experiments, Agrantec believe effective traceability tools help create a solid foundation in future proofing businesses. Partnering in their clients success, Agrantec provide a tool that is inexpensive, simple and powerful in its contribution to your commitment to traceability, good practices and a dynamic industry. 


Event Exeter



Event Exeter represents an impressive array of unique conference, meeting and event venues that span the stunning Streatham Campus at the University of Exeter. Ranging in shape and size, their venues offer the versatility to host any event type, from residential conferences, gala dinners and exhibitions to weddings and drinks receptions.


Speciality & Fine Food Fair - proud sponsors of our Vegan category 2022


Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the UK's leading showcase of fine food & drink. A must-attend, trade only event more than 700 producers will showcase thousands of new, artisan food & drink products. It’s a perfect opportunity to source new products and discover on-trend flavour combinations to incorporate into your menu or add to the shelves of your deli. S&FFF 2021 will take place 6th-7th September at London Olympia.

If you interested in exhibiting at Speciality & Fine Food Fair please contact Evelyn.


InkREADible - proud sponsors of our Pickles & Chutneys category 2022



Inkreadible Labels are specialist suppliers of customised labels and swing tags to artisan food and drink producers. They are proud supporters and sponsors of Taste of the West because of a shared philosophy encouraging the growth and development of artisan businesses with practical and cost-effective solutions. 


Quayside Technical Services Ltd



Based in Exeter, Quayside Technical Services Ltd has been supporting business computer networks across Devon since 2001. The focus at Quayside is on providing complete IT solutions to clients who want to improve the way that they work. Quayside provide excellent technical support, either in remote or in person, and supplies computer systems, single and multi-site networks, office machines, mobile and fixed telephony, web hosting, domain services and online data backup.


The Source Trade Show


The Source trade show is the South West’s biggest and best show for the food & drink sector, and for good reason. No other event serves up such a rewarding and valuable mix of comparative tastings, innovative ideas, networking opportunities and inspirational experiences. Taking place at the start of February the show hosts up to 100 Taste of the West producer members and welcomes thousands of buyers from retail and hospitality. It’s the ideal way to give your business fresh momentum as you gear up for the new season. We’re delighted to sponsor the Taste of the West Awards and would like to wish the best of luck to all the entrants.

*Taste of the West members receive a discount on stands at The Source trade show*


Vale Labels Ltd - proud sponsors of our Wines, Spirits & Liqueurs category 2022

Vale Labels Ltd are an established family business based in the South West producing digitally printed self-adhesive labels on reels. Competitively priced with short to medium runs and multiple products a speciality. Their friendly team provide a complete labelling solution, tailored to customers' individual needs.


Warwick Event Services



Warwick Event Services has been operating for over 30 years specialising in AV and technical production, sound, lighting and event services to the conference industry. Our aim remains the same: to serve our clients well, deliver quality services on time and within budgets, keep our promises, look after our staff and manage the business efficiently.



Goosemoor Foodservice - proud sponsors of our No 1 Place to Go Award 2022



Nisbets - established in 1983 on the basic principle of high quality catering equipment affordably priced. Today Nisbets products cover everything from refrigeration to pastry, cooking machines to knives, and everything in between.


Goosemoor Foodservice - proud sponsors of our Dining Pub category 2022


Goosemoor Foodservice has been a family run business since 1957, supplying produce to the Wholesale, Retail and Catering Trades. We’re a one stop shop for chefs, with our own on-site butchery, fresh fish sourced from Brixham and elsewhere in the South West, fruit and vegetables, and an extensive dairy, dry store and frozen range too. We work very closely with many local and national growers, making sure we are guaranteed the best quality British produce throughout the seasons. We offer next day deliveries 6 days a week with no order cut off to all of our customers across the South West.