Who We Work With
Here’s a little bit about the people we have the pleasure of working with. To get a flavour of the work we do with them head over to our press room and you can also delve a little deeper below.
Dart Marina Hotel & Spa
Within a few steps of the River Dart in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dart Marina Hotel & Spa is a rare find. It has a stylish but relaxing atmosphere throughout and an exquisite menu, which champions the abundant local produce.
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s
Situated on the beautifully unspoilt Dorset Wildlife Trust nature reserve and set within 480 acres of unimproved landscape, the Centre offers a unique destination for visitors to engage with wildlife.
The Gardens Group
Three garden centres, each offering
customers a very special kind of service in individual settings. With three restaurants, a farm shop and award-winning Christmas displays, you can be sure of a warm welcome all year round.
The acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink, Great Taste is quite simply all about taste. The Great Taste logo is a hallmark of quality and excellence, providing a highly respected seal of approval that consumers can trust when buying food and drink from their local retailers.
(Image by Richard Faulks for The Guild of Fine Food)
The Green Shed
Work, companionship and support are at the core of this community project. Based at Castle Gardens in Sherborne, The Green Shed provides a workshop for adults with learning difficulties to make a variety of wooden items, which are all sold at the garden centre.
The Guild of Fine Food
At the heart of the fine food world since 1995, the Guild supports and promotes speciality food producers and the independent delis, farm shops and food halls that sustain them. Backed by 1,300 members, it runs the influential Great Taste and World Cheese Awards.
(Image by Jake Eastham for The Guild of Fine Food)
Grown by chefs, for chefs, HydroPhoria’s micro herbs are a super food that packs a punch, delivering a burst of flavour that is cleaner and more intense than the mature plant. Launched in 2015, Dorset’s first dedicated producer is now supplying live micro herbs to restaurants across the UK.
Based in the heart of artisanal Bath, Meticulous Ink is a traditional printer and stationer, using time-honoured techniques to create exceptional printed items including bespoke wedding invitations and business stationery as well as own-brand greetings cards for the likes of Anthropologie, Fortnum & Mason and Liberty.
Mount Art Services
Dedicated to the high quality presentation and preservation of art works, Mount offers a complete range of art services from its studio in Frome, including bespoke picture framing, printing, art installation and graphic design.
Pilton Cider is an award-winning whole juice sparkling cider produced in the heart of Somerset’s cider-land. Made using the time-honoured process of keeving, a method which dates back as far as the 1600s in England, Pilton Cider is amber gold in colour, with a refreshing and delicate apple flavour.
From home offices and spare bedrooms to holiday lets and spas, Plankbridge builds luxurious and bespoke shepherd’s huts true to their Victorian heritage. Plankbridge customers include The Pig Hotel, River Cottage HQ, Humble by Nature and Daylesford Organic.
(Image by Robert Canis for Elmley National Nature Reserve)
The Queens Arms
An award-winning destination pub offering the finest local and seasonal produce, The Queens Arms measures its food in metres, not miles. With its very own smallholding and kitchen garden, this quintessentially English Georgian Inn has plenty of character and rustic charm, along with eight elegant rooms complete with stunning countryside views.
The Seed Fund
Established in 2013 by marketing consultancy, The Collaborators, The Seed Fund is a philanthropic organisation which helps fledgling food and drink businesses grow and flourish. Each year, a winner is selected from The Seed Academy to benefit from a full year of business support, brand development and on-going advice, a prize worth over £100,000.
The Stock Gaylard Estate
A traditional estate with an annual Oak Fair celebrating rural craft, countryside and conservation. Deep within its 1,700 acres sits an 80 acre deer park and beautiful Mongolian-style yurts for short breaks, described by Fergus Collins, editor of Countryfile magazine, as “a blend of luxury and adventure for the whole family.”
The Tickled Pig
The Tickled Pig encapsulates the very best that the Dorset food scene has to offer. With a Michelin-recommended restaurant, a deli, an outdoor catering service and a range of hands-on courses, The Tickled Pig’s own produce shapes the menu.
Inspired by the dabbawallas of Mumbai, Tiffin Time delivers wholesome, hearty and healthy lunches by bicycle to the office workers of Bristol. With sustainability at the core of Tiffin Time, the freshly prepared meals arrive at desks in reusable tiffin tins, which are collected and cleaned
The Traditional Free Range Egg Company
Love, care, freedom and fresh air is what sets The Traditional Free Range Egg Company apart from the crowd. Owners Dan and Briony Wood are proud to produce award-winning eggs using the traditional flat deck method and are committed to ensuring a sustainable future for likeminded family-run farms.
World Cheese Awards
Judging thousands of entries from over 30 different countries each and every year, the World Cheese Awards is a truly global cheese experience. Dedicated entirely to cheese, it offers an opportunity for small artisan producers to gain a spotlight for their cheese on a world stage.