Our Sponsors 2016

Without the generous support of our sponsors the Yorkshire Post & Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards simply wouldn’t be able to go ahead.

Sponsoring a category is a great way to raise your company profile within the Yorkshire Food and Drink scene whilst reaching out to deliciouslyorkshire’s 300+ members…

Sponsoring a category can not only provide a huge boost for your business but attending the Yorkshire Post & Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards Ceremony is a fantastic evening out and previous sponsors have found being involved with the awards is fantastic fun!

Headline sponsor of the Yorkshire Post and Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards 2016

AsdaASDA – Headline sponsor of the Yorkshire Post and Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards 2016 

We are proud of our Yorkshire roots and we’re passionate about helping other Yorkshire food businesses thrive which is why we’re sponsoring the Yorkshire Post & deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards. Our customers love buying food from their local area and we have worked with thousands of local producers to get their products on our shelves – whether that’s in one store or 50 stores. We’re always on the lookout for the next local cake, chutney, cheese or carrot and we’re definitely going to try every single finalist product in the awards!

Ulrick and Short – sponsors of “Best Free From” Product

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Based at Walton Wood Farm near  Pontefract Ulrick & Short produce highly functional, clean label ingredients based on agricultural crops which they sell to Regional, National and International food manufacturers.  Since their establishment in 2000 they have developed a wide range of ingredients for the removal of – Fat, Phosphates, E-numbers, Allergens and most recently with their Avante range of sugar replacers they can typically replace a quarter of the sugar in cake, bakery toppings & fillings and sauces without detriment to taste or texture.

Ulrick & Short have been members of Deliciously Yorkshire since its formation and Andrew Ulrick, founding Director of Ulrick & Short is proud to sponsor the Free From award.

www.cleanlabelingredients.com

 

ARC Retail Consultancy – Sponsors of Best Bakery Product

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www.arcretailconsultancy.com

 

Ibbotsons Produce – sponsors of Best Fresh Produce

Ibbotsons ProduceIbbotsons Produce produce consistency and exceptional quality.  Between our shareholders and directors, we have a team that covers experts in every field. This also enables us to have a fully integrated supply chain covering all aspects of the industry creating a consistent and reliable service with assurance in quality all year round.

With a continual policy of reinvestment, we are able to ensure that our facilities are as efficient and competitive as possible. Currently capable of handling 12,000 packs per hour, our automated tracking and traceability systems ensure that we can always be sure of the provenance of our potatoes.

www.ibbotsonsgroup.co.uk

The York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership – sponsors of Best Prepared Meat

LEP The Local Enterprise Partnership would like to help you to be a better business, whether it’s helping you to take advantage of digital media, getting more customers or helping you to better manage your time.  It can be tough to work out who can help and that’s why we’ve brought together the best business experts from York, North Yorkshire and East Riding so that when you’re looking for help, you can find it.

www.businessinspiredgrowth.com

Verner Wheelock Associates – sponsors of Best Fresh Meat

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Established in 1990, Verner Wheelock is a leading provider of food industry training. We pride ourselves on the quality of our trainers, who have all had extensive experience in the food industry and are experts in their own fields. This knowledge and experience is reflected in our proven track record and high pass rates across all subject areas.

Whether you need training for yourself or our staff, we offer a wide rage of accredited or bespoke course from basic to advanced levels. We provide training at our dedicated centre or in house at your own premises.

We offer courses in: HACCP, Auditing, Food Safety, Health and Safety, Nutrition, Specialist, Ethical Trading, Consultancy

Tel: 01756 700802

www.vwa.co.uk

Twitter @Verner_Wheelock

Aura Facilities – sponsors of Best Yorkshire Pork Pie Aura

Aura Facilities provides smaller construction works to the food and drinks industry including repair, maintenance and refrigeration. From insulated panel install, drainage and flooring through to production extensions and refurbishment projects. Our works range from a couple of hundred pounds to circa £500k.

We have a deep understanding of the food and drinks industry, often working within live production areas without any risk to product integrity and production down time. We understand the challenges and demands the industry brings and have a  flexible approach working weekends, night working or during factory shut down periods.

We have our own team of tradesmen and in house design team allowing us to work closely with clients from concept through to completion and ensuring CDM regulations are complied with at all times. Additionally we can deal with planning applications and building regulations.

www.aura-facilities.com/

Best Fish and Seafood – This category is available for sponsorship

This category is available for sponsorship

Sponsorship of this category costs £600+vat

The sponsorship package includes:

  • 2 Tickets to the Yorkshire Post & Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards ceremony on Wednesday 2nd November 2016
  • Sponsors profile on The Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards website
  • “In association with” on all Deliciouslyorkshire releases and press coverage of your award category
  • Opportunities for networking with Deliciouslyorkshire’s 300+ members
  • Brand delivered at awards ceremony including the chance to display pop up banners and literature in the sponsors “hall of fame” during the ceremony’s drinks reception
  • The opportunity to present your category’s winner with their award as part of the ceremony along with photo opportunities for the post-awards regional press coverage
  • Brand delivered on relevant trophies and certificates throughout
  • Brand on all printed award event related materials (menu, certificates etc)
  • Mentions in all awards press coverage including the Yorkshire Post and associated regional titles
  • A dedicated awards supplement in the Yorkshire Post following the ceremony to include pictures from your category presentation.

Best Ready to Eat Product

This category is available for sponsorship

Sponsorship of this category costs £600+vat

The sponsorship package includes:

  • 2 Tickets to the Yorkshire Post & Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards ceremony on Wednesday 2nd November 2016
  • Sponsors profile on The Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards website
  • “In association with” on all Deliciouslyorkshire releases and press coverage of your award category
  • Opportunities for networking with Deliciouslyorkshire’s 300+ members
  • Brand delivered at awards ceremony including the chance to display pop up banners and literature in the sponsors “hall of fame” during the ceremony’s drinks reception
  • The opportunity to present your category’s winner with their award as part of the ceremony along with photo opportunities for the post-awards regional press coverage
  • Brand delivered on relevant trophies and certificates throughout
  • Brand on all printed award event related materials (menu, certificates etc)
  • Mentions in all awards press coverage including the Yorkshire Post and associated regional titles
  • A dedicated awards supplement in the Yorkshire Post following the ceremony to include pictures from your category presentation.

Best Yorkshire Cheese – sponsored by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society

YASThe Yorkshire Agricultural Society was founded in 1837 to help improve and promote agriculture in the region.

Educating future generations is an important part of the Society’s work, as is encouraging and supporting the agricultural community.  Our educational programme of activities include free courses for teachers, learning activity sheets, Farmhouse Breakfast, Countryside Days, Careers in Focus, Great Yorkshire Show Discovery Zone and veg/fruit box competitions.

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society also organises and hosts the annual Great Yorkshire Show and Countryside Live, which both take place on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.  Our newest show is Springtime Live which takes place during the Easter holidays.

 

Best Ice Cream – sponsored by Welcome to Yorkshire

Welcome to YorkshireWelcome to Yorkshire is the official destination management organisation (DMO) for Yorkshire, working with its members to grow the county’s visitor economy.  Tourism in Yorkshire is worth £7 billion annually and the county’s industry employs almost a quarter of a million people.

Forget flat caps and whippets, Yorkshire is a contemporary destination which hasn’t neglected its roots. Welcome to Yorkshire has created a fresh, dynamic view of the UK’s largest county with its innovative marketing and PR campaigns, not forgetting its contagious enthusiasm which has garnered fans of Yorkshire from across the globe.

Our award winning team has achieved this by being creative and forward thinking but more importantly by working closely with members and partners to build a new confidence in the county.

Since Welcome to Yorkshire launched in 2009, the destination management organisation (DMO) has achieved in excess of £100 million in media coverage worldwide and has received accolades including the World Travel Award for World’s Leading Marketing Campaign.

The visitor economy has grown from £5.9bn to £7bn and an additional 4,000 jobs have been created.

Overnight domestic holiday visits have increased by 26% and overseas visitor spend has doubled during peak summer months.

Best Drink (Beer and Wine categories) – sponsored by Shepherds Purse Cheeses

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Shepherds Purse Artisan Cheeses was founded in 1989 by farmer’s wife, Judy Bell and is now run by her two daughters Katie and Caroline on the family farm in North Yorkshire. Best known for their blue cheeses, Yorkshire Blue, Harrogate Blue and Mrs Bell’s Blue, and for Yorkshire Fettle, their mediterranean salad-style sheep milk cheese, they are now a team of 35 make a range of award-winning speciality cheeses by hand on the family farm.

www.shepherdspurse.co.uk

The York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership – sponsors of Best Yorkshire Spirit

LEP The Local Enterprise Partnership would like to help you to be a better business, whether it’s helping you to take advantage of digital media, getting more customers or helping you to better manage your time.  It can be tough to work out who can help and that’s why we’ve brought together the best business experts from York, North Yorkshire and East Riding so that when you’re looking for help, you can find it.

www.businessinspiredgrowth.com

Best Savoury Condiment – Sponsored by Farm Shop and Deli Show

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The Farm Shop & Deli Show showcases the very best produce, sourced by our carefully curated selection of artisan producers. Put simply, if it’s high end then it will be on our show-floor from delicious UK-reared charcuterie to decadent hand-crafted chocolates and delectable olive oil.

Farm Shop & Deli Show will be packed with new launches, fresh industry insights and trend-setting food and drink. Plus, visitors to the show will also have free access to the co-located National Convenience Show and Forecourt Show – meaning you can experience the best quality local and regional produce from more than 400 outstanding suppliers over three days.

In addition, after sampling exciting new products, why not absorb fresh ideas with Farm Shop & Deli Live? The live events programme is a one-stop shop for advice and information with lively seminars and debates from industry leaders.

Whether you’re an independent farm shop, delicatessen or artisan food outlet, you can help grow your business along with your passion at the Farm Shop & Deli Show. At the show you’ll find all the big ideas, innovative suppliers and exciting products you need to find fresh inspiration for your business.

Find out more at www.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk

Best Savoury Sweet Preserve

This category is available for sponsorship

Sponsorship of this category costs £600+vat

The sponsorship package includes:

  • 2 Tickets to the Yorkshire Post & Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards ceremony on Wednesday 2nd November 2016
  • Sponsors profile on The Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards website
  • “In association with” on all Deliciouslyorkshire releases and press coverage of your award category
  • Opportunities for networking with Deliciouslyorkshire’s 300+ members
  • Brand delivered at awards ceremony including the chance to display pop up banners and literature in the sponsors “hall of fame” during the ceremony’s drinks reception
  • The opportunity to present your category’s winner with their award as part of the ceremony along with photo opportunities for the post-awards regional press coverage
  • Brand delivered on relevant trophies and certificates throughout
  • Brand on all printed award event related materials (menu, certificates etc)
  • Mentions in all awards press coverage including the Yorkshire Post and associated regional titles
  • A dedicated awards supplement in the Yorkshire Post following the ceremony to include pictures from your category presentation.

Best Confectionery

This category is available for sponsorship

Sponsorship of this category costs £600+vat

The sponsorship package includes:

  • 2 Tickets to the Yorkshire Post & Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards ceremony on Wednesday 2nd November 2016
  • Sponsors profile on The Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards website
  • “In association with” on all Deliciouslyorkshire releases and press coverage of your award category
  • Opportunities for networking with Deliciouslyorkshire’s 300+ members
  • Brand delivered at awards ceremony including the chance to display pop up banners and literature in the sponsors “hall of fame” during the ceremony’s drinks reception
  • The opportunity to present your category’s winner with their award as part of the ceremony along with photo opportunities for the post-awards regional press coverage
  • Brand delivered on relevant trophies and certificates throughout
  • Brand on all printed award event related materials (menu, certificates etc)
  • Mentions in all awards press coverage including the Yorkshire Post and associated regional titles
  • A dedicated awards supplement in the Yorkshire Post following the ceremony to include pictures from your category presentation.

 Best New Business – sponsored by Engine Room

Engine Room

Engine Room is your very own marketing department. We work as an integral part of your company to develop leads, generate sales and help grow your business.

Imagine having your own team of experts proficient in all aspects of marketing; from website development, SEO and social media, to PR, advertising and design. Now imagine you can have those experts for less than the cost you would spend hiring just one junior employee. Sound good?

It all starts with a clear marketing strategy, produced by us – that allows us to plan the right mix of regular, strategic activity that works for your business.

Put simply, Engine Room is your highly skilled marketing department, here to help you make money from your marketing. So whatever the area of expertise needed to deliver your marketing strategy, we have it covered. All you have to do is plug Engine Room into your business.

For more information visit: www.yourengineroom.com

 

Best Yorkshire Breakfast – sponsored by Welcome to Yorkshire

Welcome to YorkshireWelcome to Yorkshire is the official destination management organisation (DMO) for Yorkshire, working with its members to grow the county’s visitor economy.  Tourism in Yorkshire is worth £7 billion annually and the county’s industry employs almost a quarter of a million people.

Forget flat caps and whippets, Yorkshire is a contemporary destination which hasn’t neglected its roots. Welcome to Yorkshire has created a fresh, dynamic view of the UK’s largest county with its innovative marketing and PR campaigns, not forgetting its contagious enthusiasm which has garnered fans of Yorkshire from across the globe.

Our award winning team has achieved this by being creative and forward thinking but more importantly by working closely with members and partners to build a new confidence in the county.

Since Welcome to Yorkshire launched in 2009, the destination management organisation (DMO) has achieved in excess of £100 million in media coverage worldwide and has received accolades including the World Travel Award for World’s Leading Marketing Campaign.

The visitor economy has grown from £5.9bn to £7bn and an additional 4,000 jobs have been created.

Overnight domestic holiday visits have increased by 26% and overseas visitor spend has doubled during peak summer months.

Best Use of Local Produce on a Menu

This category is available for sponsorship

Sponsorship of this category costs £600+vat

The sponsorship package includes:

  • 2 Tickets to the Yorkshire Post & Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards ceremony on Wednesday 2nd November 2016
  • Sponsors profile on The Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards website
  • “In association with” on all Deliciouslyorkshire releases and press coverage of your award category
  • Opportunities for networking with Deliciouslyorkshire’s 300+ members
  • Brand delivered at awards ceremony including the chance to display pop up banners and literature in the sponsors “hall of fame” during the ceremony’s drinks reception
  • The opportunity to present your category’s winner with their award as part of the ceremony along with photo opportunities for the post-awards regional press coverage
  • Brand delivered on relevant trophies and certificates throughout
  • Brand on all printed award event related materials (menu, certificates etc)
  • Mentions in all awards press coverage including the Yorkshire Post and associated regional titles
  • A dedicated awards supplement in the Yorkshire Post following the ceremony to include pictures from your category presentation.

Townends Accountants – sponsors of Best Yorkshire Afternoon Tea

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Townends was established over 100 years ago as a small rural practice of Chartered Accountants and has grown to what it is today – one of the largest accountancy practices in Yorkshire with offices in Goole, Pontefract, York and Selby.

Our core client base is owner-managed businesses and we act for clients across the spectrum of the food and beverage sectors. This includes butchers, bakers, farmers, public houses and McDonald’s franchises.

We believe that every business and family is unique and through the Townends’ Philosophy we aim to provide timely, proactive advice that will exceed our clients’ expectations.

Check out our client Testimonials on our website www.townends.com

Best Independent Retailer – sponsored by Engine Room

Engine RoomEngine Room is your very own marketing department. We work as an integral part of your company to develop leads, generate sales and help grow your business.

Imagine having your own team of experts proficient in all aspects of marketing; from website development, SEO and social media, to PR, advertising and design. Now imagine you can have those experts for less than the cost you would spend hiring just one junior employee. Sound good?

It all starts with a clear marketing strategy, produced by us – that allows us to plan the right mix of regular, strategic activity that works for your business.

Put simply, Engine Room is your highly skilled marketing department, here to help you make money from your marketing. So whatever the area of expertise needed to deliver your marketing strategy, we have it covered. All you have to do is plug Engine Room into your business.

For more information visit: www.yourengineroom.com

Best Wholesaler Distributor

This category is available for sponsorship

Sponsorship of this category costs £600+vat

The sponsorship package includes:

  • 2 Tickets to the Yorkshire Post & Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards ceremony on Wednesday 2nd November 2016
  • Sponsors profile on The Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards website
  • “In association with” on all Deliciouslyorkshire releases and press coverage of your award category
  • Opportunities for networking with Deliciouslyorkshire’s 300+ members
  • Brand delivered at awards ceremony including the chance to display pop up banners and literature in the sponsors “hall of fame” during the ceremony’s drinks reception
  • The opportunity to present your category’s winner with their award as part of the ceremony along with photo opportunities for the post-awards regional press coverage
  • Brand delivered on relevant trophies and certificates throughout
  • Brand on all printed award event related materials (menu, certificates etc)
  • Mentions in all awards press coverage including the Yorkshire Post and associated regional titles
  • A dedicated awards supplement in the Yorkshire Post following the ceremony to include pictures from your category presentation.

Local Food Hero – sponsored by River Street Events

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River Street Events, established in 2013, are the organisers of the highly successful and renowned portfolio of BBC Good Food Shows and BBC Gardeners’ World Live.  

The shows have a 24 year heritage with over 275,000 visitors annually and are regarded as some of the most successful consumer events in the UK. Alongside years of experience, at the heart of everything we do, is the understanding of how to create the essential chemistry between our audience and our exhibitors, partners and sponsors. In 2014 River Street Events launched its first BBC Good Food Show in Harrogate.
Since then the show has taken place annually at Harrogate’s HIC and features a whole host of fantastic content, a wonderful range of artisan producers and well known food brands. The show has seen top TV chefs, such as Mary Berry and the Hairy Bikers, demonstrating their recipes in the beautiful Royal Hall Theatre. The show has also featured home grown food heroes including James Martin and Stephanie Moon.

 The Deliciouslyorkshire pavilion is at the heart of our show and offers visitors to the opportunity to discover and shop from local Yorkshire producers. Past exhibitors have included Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, Jacksons Bakery and Shepherds Purse Cheese. This area also offers Deliciouslyorkshire members the opportunity to exhibit at the show at a subsidised rate. We love having new companies involved every year and would love to meet you to discuss getting involved in 2017. catriona.banks@riverstreetevents.co.uk

Interested in becoming a sponsor of this year’s Taste Awards?  Contact the team today on 01423 546172