Food & Drink

Old Mill title sponsor Taste of the West Awards 2022

Our Food and Drink team work as accountants and financial advisers in all areas of the food and drink sector from artisan producers and craft breweries to cheese makers and award-winning cuisine. We are passionate about supporting the regions burgeoning food and drink industry and are delighted to continue our title sponsorship for the annual Taste of the West Product Awards.

12th April 2022

Producers across the South West have once again excelled themselves, reinforcing the reputation of the West Country as industry leaders. Last week, Taste of the West established the first phase of Gold, Silver and Commended award winners in the 2022 Product Awards scheme. The results of Phase 2 are set to be announced at the beginning of April, and producers are still able to submit their entry for Phase 3 judging, deadline Friday 6 Moy.

The standard of this year’s phase 1 entrants was of an exceptionally high quality. Amongst the best performing new entries from the South West’s food and drink sector was The Gamekeeper’s Larder – in Somerset – who impressed the judges with their fantastic array of venison products which earned a full house of four Gold awards. Other notable new entries included: Michael’s Butchers, Bistro and Deli in Malmesbury, who were awarded six Gold awards for their mixture of sweet and savoury treats, Robyn’s Roost and Rise Bakery from Cornwall who received four gold awards apiece, and Biokef in Devon, the recipients of two gold awards for flavours in their Kefir range.

Familiar favourites returned to win copious gold awards, namely Granny Gothards in Devon, who produced yet another delightful selection of ice creams; Lynher Dairies in Truro with a fantastic assortment of cheeses, and Duchy Charcuterie in Cornwall who again captivated with their charcuterie range. Producers in the West Country submitted 450 products for judging and collected in total 299 Gold, 93 Silver and 36 Commended awards. The full list of winners can be found here.

Phil Mills, Head of the Food & Drink team at Old Mill: “Our people are passionate about the South West’s food and drink sector. The strength and resilience of producers across the West Country has further established the region as industry leading, and these awards are fantastic in recognising that. We are delighted to have continued our partnership with Taste of the West through which we can further support the sector as it continues to evolve.”

If you’re a producer in the Food and Drink industry and your business could benefit from specialist industry advice, contact Phil Mills or Lorraine Bolland