Creating links with a local supplier

Lakes visit 1On Tuesday 10th October many members of our staff visited The Lakes Distillery in Bassenthwaite. We are re-launching a working relationship with the Cumbrian firm.

We have stocked their whisky, vodka and gin for some time now, however, we are excited to be launching a new range of The Lakes Distillery vodka and gin liqueurs.

It’s important that our sales, marketing and retail staff get know our stocked products so they are able to pass on their knowledge and expertise to customers and they gladly attended a tour of the distillery and undertook a tasting session.

From following the distillery process to how best to serve the premium products, you can be sure our staff are clued up!

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Celebrating British Food Fortnight

British Food Fortnight is the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink and we’ve been spreading the word.

British Food fortnight 2017Brian Baxter, our sales & key accounts manager, has been visiting hospitals across the region. He’s pictured at the Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal on Thursday 28th September with Luke Jackson of Bruce & Luke’s Coffee in Carlisle where they were doing a fantastic job of promoting not only British food, but produce from our regional suppliers.

Brian went onto visit Royal Lancaster Infirmary on Friday and next week he visits Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in-Furness.

He’s been showcasing many wonderful products such as olives from Silver & Green, artisan muesli from Lakeland Mues and sweet treats from Penrith-based Traybakes.

Carlisle Living Awards 2017

carlisle living 2Once again we were proud to help the great city of Carlisle celebrate the best it has to offer!

For the fourth year, we sponsored the food and drink category of the Carlisle Living Awards. These awards are independently judged and although, hotly contested, there is healthy competition and admiration amongst the finalists in each category. 

The event is a really enjoyable evening and our sales director, David Jenkins, was honoured to give out the trophies to the winners.

This year’s well-deserved winners were:

  • Best Country Pub – The Plough Inn, Wreay
  • Best City Bar – Lane Bar
  • Best Café/Coffee Shop – Coffee Genius
  • Best Restaurant – Foxborough

Congratulations to all finalists!

coffee genius  Plough