One of my favourite roles of the year is the judging and co-chairing of the national Farm Shop and Deli Awards representing the hugely important independent retail sector here in the UK. I work alongside the lovely and renowned foodie and broadcaster Nigel Barden. the team at William Reed and a judging panel of industry experts.
Even after five years working on these awards, it is still staggering to discover the wealth of exciting, diverse and hardworking people pouring themselves into what they do. My only regret in the process of evaluating, deliberating, driving well over a thousand miles on visits is I wish everyone could win!
Huge, huge congratulations to all finalists. You should be justifiably proud. The Farm Shop and Deli Awards are hotly contested and
We will have to wait to find out winners until theFarm Shop & Deli Show, 3.30pm on Monday 8th April at the NEC Birmingham.