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Our sponsors support Taste of the West's brand values - quality, integrity and provenance - and our mission to secure future sustainability of the South West's food & drink sector.

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 available for 2024 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 2024

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Trowers & Hamlins

Trowers & Hamlins is a proud title sponsor of the Taste of the West Awards 2024. An international law firm with a broad commercial, real estate, litigation and private wealth practice. 

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Bishop Fleming

Bishop Fleming is a proud title sponsor of the Taste of the West Awards 2024. A dynamic UK accountancy firm, providing a comprehensive range of services across a wide range of sectors.

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Sponsoring our No 1 Place to Go Award 2024

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.


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Sponsoring our Supreme Champion Product Award 2024

Black and White Asset Finance are food and drink finance specialists. Sponsoring ‘Supreme Champion’ for the last three years is indicative of their love for all things ‘foodie’ in the South West. They provide asset finance, invoice finance, commercial loans and much more. They like a challenge and are accomplished at getting funding in place for more difficult to explain assets within the food industry.

Sponsoring our Sustainability Award 2024

In the UK, SUEZ employs more than 6,000 people. Since 1988, the company has been managing waste and water for over 30,000 business customers and local authorities including Cornwall, Sommerset and East Devon. Today, as a triple bottom line company, SUEZ is pioneering sustainable solutions and innovative technologies for the UK’s circular economy.

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Category Sponsor for 2024 and Preferred Partner for Food Factory Fit-Out

As a proud Southwest-based Bristolian organisation, Stancold’s dedicated team is eager to work with Taste of the West members to help them grow and achieve operational excellence! Established in 1946, Stancold is the UK’s leading contractor for food-safe whitewall facilities and cold store design and build. Our roots have been in the Southwest since our founding, so nothing makes us prouder than helping food producers in the region expand. Whether your project is just remedial work or an entirely new facility build, Stancold is eager to help our friends at Taste of the West.

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Sponsoring our Sweet & Savoury Preserves Awards 2024

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.

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Category Sponsor for 2024

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.*

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Sponsoring our Charcuterie Award 2024

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. SFFF 2024 will take place on 10 & 11 September at London Olympia.

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

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Sponsoring our Free From Award 2024

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.

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Sponsoring our Fish Award 2024

With local sustainable seafood right on their doorstep, The River Exe Cafe is delighted to be sponsoring Taste of the West's Fish category in 2024.
Open 1st April to 30th September, they can't wait to see what their 14th season on the water has in store.

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Sponsoring our Cold Drinks Award 2024

KW Marketing is on a mission to become the UK’s number one food and drink digital marketing agency, supporting passionate, driven small and medium businesses to shine, be heard and put themselves on the map. For KW Marketing, the South West is in their lifeblood. Of their roster of clients, 70% are small to medium local businesses working in food and drink, all striving to grow their businesses online. They found such synergy with this category as it's an area they know oh so well and THRIVE in - including a proven 70% revenue growth!

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Sponsoring our Chocolate Award 2024

The Food WorksSW is a dynamic food and drink innovation centre near Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset, offering food-grade business units and development kitchens, plus hands-on food technical and specialist business support, sector-based training and networking, conference and room hire, together with a coffee shop and business lounge to help you and your ideas to thrive.

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Sponsoring our Savoury Bakery Award 2024

Daneswood is a marketing agency based in the heart of Exeter, and we are here to help the food and drink industry thrive. Whether that's designing a new e-commerce website or creating an ongoing SEO strategy, a competitive Facebook ads campaign or printed materials to target new customers. Here at Daneswood, we tailor our services directly to you and your company. We prioritise communication, collaboration and optimisation.

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Sponsoring our Ready Meals & Soups Award 2024

Frontline Packaging was established because we saw a need for a different approach to packaging, which is to take a consultative approach to finding ways to reduce the cost of packaging by taking into account all areas such as materials, equipment, space, location, standards, processes, lead-times, variety and of course, the demands of your customers. Where we differ from consultants however is that we deliver on the advice we give and we take responsibility for it, whether that is changes to packaging design, modifying a process or designing, supplying and supporting complete new packaging lines.

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Sponsoring our South West Casual Dining Award 2024

Hale Events are based in Somerset, South West England and organise consumer and business to business shows. As event organisers, the team can call on many decades of combined experience in the event industry, to create shows that are highly valued by participants. Their shows accommodate businesses of all sizes, from brand new start-ups to international PLC’s. They enable engagement and business transactions between buyers and sellers in conducive trading environments, mutually benefiting both the exhibitor and the attendee.

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Sponsoring our South West Farm Shop Award 2024

The NFU is the most successful representation body for agriculture and horticulture in England and Wales. As the voice of British farming, its purpose is to champion British agriculture and horticulture, to campaign for a stable and sustainable future for British farming, to provide professional representation and services and secure the best possible deal for our 46,000 farmer and grower members.

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Sponsoring our South West Cafe/Tea Room Award 2024

Here at Clipper we believe that every cup of tea counts. Every cup you drink means we're able to keep doing the good stuff to support people and the planet. That’s why all our products are made with pure, natural ingredients and a clear conscience.

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Sponsoring our South West Restaurant Award 2024

Established over 60 years ago Hunt's Foodservice remains a family owned supplier of frozen, chilled and dry goods and local fresh meat to the retail and foodservice markets in the South and South West of England.

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Sponsoring our South West Dining Pub Award 2024

Family owned, farm-based organic drinks company producing premium quality fruit juices and traditional soft drinks, also Organic Cider. Every possible attention is paid to detail with no compromises.

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Sponsoring our South West Hotel Award 2024

Alliance is the UK and Ireland's leading supplier of non-food catering equipment and disposables. Established in 1999 the aim was to create a different sort of company, one which was dedicated to serving its customer base with flair and fairness whilst putting your happiness as our key focus. We range from offering products and solutions for national chains to small single site businesses. In addition, we also supply major public sector partners thanks to our extensive experience.

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Sponsoring our South West B&B Award 2024

Our Patron members are an elite group of industry leaders in the South West who support and sponsor the core activities of Taste of the West as a regional food group. Our patron members currently include Clipper, Goosemoor Foodservice, The Tracklement Company, Burts Snacks, Denhay Farms and The Black Farmer.

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Sponsored our Wines, Spirits & Liqueurs Award 2023

Our team produce labels for award-winning food and drink brands across the South West, including many Taste of The West Members. We offer cost efficient, high quality printing and specialist finishes to help you stand out, as well as support and advice your business can depend on.

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Sponsored our South West Fine Dining Award 2023

We are a producer and distributor of speciality foods, working with artisan food producers across the globe. Everyday, we supply to a nationwide network of customers from the smallest farm shops, to restaurants and food manufacturers.

We have developed fantastic relationships with our producers: traditional cheesemakers, olive growers, artisan curers and food innovators. As well as the largest collection of British farmhouse cheeses in the UK, our remarkable range includes our own Mediterranean deli products from Dell'ami, a huge range of British cured meats, as well as our own bespoke sauces and dips.