I am so proud to co-chair the Farm Shop and Deli Awards here in the UK. I work alongside the dynamic Nigel Barden, the food & drink broadcaster, on BBC Radio 2 show & is food correspondent for BBC London. The team from William Reed, Nigel and I plus a panel of some of the top names in this sector work throughout the year on these prestigious awards taking then from the massive number of entries, to finalists in their category and or region, then ultimately (fingers crossed) winners.
Both Nigel and I hit the road sometime in January each year and between us, attempt to visit every shortlisted entry before they are announced as worthy finalists. We clock an impressive numbers miles!
Take a look at some of the finalists; it is an impressive line-up. The winners will be announced live at the Farm Shop & Deli Show, 3.15pm on Monday 24th April 2017.
What Are the Farm Shop and Deli Awards?
The Farm Shop & Deli Awards, are now in their 4th year and they recognise the very best standards in the UK’s independent, specialist retail market and celebrate the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement, offered by our heroes of the high-street.