Wild Beer Co win Best Drinks Producer at the BBC Food & Farming Awards 2017

The Wild Beer Co are still dusting themselves down after claiming the Best Drinks Producers crown at the BBC Food & Farming Awards at Bristol’s City Hall last night! Facing stiff competition from not only their fellow category entrants (Oliver’s Cider and The Asterly Bros), but from many of hundreds that entered the competition, they came out on top in this prestigious awards ceremony. Full story: Read more

Taste of the West crowns free range egg producer South West Producer of the Year

Somerset-based free range egg producer and supplier, The Traditional Free Range Egg Company, has been named South West Producer of the Year at the Taste of the West Awards final ceremony, held in the Great Hall at the University of Exeter on Thursday 14 September. Receiving high praise from the judges, owners Dan and Briony Wood (pictured above), were recognised for their innovative and entrepreneurial approach to business development, as well as their efforts to minimise the company’s carbon footprint and their continued work to ensure a sustainable future for independent family-run farms. Full story: Read more

Alfred, The King Who Was Great At P.R Spin

Alfred the Great’s legend lives on, 1,100 years after his death, because he had great PR! That’s the view of a King Alfred expert who will launch Shaftesbury & District Historical Society’s autumn talks programme. Professor Barbara Yorke will explain that, similar to today’s politicians, the Anglo-Saxon king was managing his media message. Full story: Read more