Cumbrian bakery business Lovingly Artisan has been named baker of the year in the 2019 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.Founded by Aidan Monks – a finalist in the Baking Industry Awards Baker of the Year category last year – and his wife Catherine Conor, Kendal-based Lovingly Artisan specialises in slow-fermented traditional breads made using sourdough and all-natural ingredients.Awards judges praised the bakery for its business model, engagement with the community and for sharing skills and knowledge.“We need good reason to travel to retailers that are not big supermarkets – and Lovingly Artisan is exactly the kind of business I’d both like to support and whose products I’d like to consume,” stated one judge.Lovingly Artisan also took home the North West regional award at the Farm Shop & Deli Awards ceremony at Birmingham’s NEC on 9 April. The awards are organised by William Reed Business Media, owner of British Baker.Cannon Hall Farm Shop in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, took the title of Retailer of the Year at the event, as well as the Farm Shop of the Year – large retailer and North East regional winner accoladesJudges praised Cannon Hall for its digital presence and continued growth in a difficult time for retail, as well as its involvement in local causes and events.“The Nicholson family may have created a thriving commercially prosperous business, but they have never let go of what is still at the heart of this enterprise, their grandfather’s farm,” said Elaine Lemm, co-chair of judges. “With their hugely successful, busy farm shop to supply, they produce 1,000 pigs, 900 lambs and over 300 cattle each year.”The Farm Shop & Deli Awards are judged online by a team of more than 20 experts – including British Baker editor Vince Bamford – before they come together to deliberate and shortlist the contenders. During January and February, secret visits across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales took place before the winners, and overall Retailer of the Year, were decided.“Winners and finalists get marvellous consumer and trade coverage, including a social media reach of 120,000 and a live announcement of the winners,” said Nigel Barden, chairman of judges.Farm Shop & Deli Awards winners 2019Baker of the YearWinner: Lovingly Artisan (Kendal)Commended: Bondgate Bakery (Otley) / Hobbs House Bakery (Tetbury) / Mayfield Farm Bakery (Harlow)Butcher of the YearWinner: Elderslie Butchers (Elderslie)Commended: Aubrey Allen (Leamington Spa) / Battlefield 1403 Butcher (Shrewsbury) / Hugh Black & Sons Butchers (Bathgate) / Surrey Hills Butchers (Oxshott)Cheesemonger of the Year Winner: Cheese Etc, The Pangbourne Cheese Shop (Reading)Commended: The Cheese Lady (Haddington) / The Cheese Shop (Chester) / The Little Cheesemonger (Rhuddlan)Delicatessen of the YearWinner: Broad Bean Delicatessen (Ludlow)Commended: Bayley & Sage (Battersea) / Forest Deli (Coleford) / Giddy Grocer (London) / Ginger Whale Delicatessen (Cleckheaton) / Guzzl (London) / MacFarlane’s Delicatessen (London) / The Bees Country Kitchen (Chorley) / The Olive Tree Deli (Mold) / Thomas of Helmsley (Helmsley)Farm Shop – Large Retailer of the YearWinner: Cannon Hall Farm Shop (Barnsley)Commended: Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop (Bakewell) / Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen (Hungerford) / Newlyns Farm Shop (Hook)Farm Shop – Small Retailer of the YearWinner: Battlefield 1403 (Shrewsbury)Commended: Eggs To Apples Farm Shop (Etchingham) / Minskip Farm Shop (Boroughbridge) / Parc Y Bocs, Burns Farm Shop (Kidwelly) / Tori and Bens Farm (Kings Newton) / Waterperry Farm Shop (Oxford) / Welbeck Farm Shop (Worksop)Fishmonger of the YearWinner: Fyne Fish (Cockermouth) Ltd (Cockermouth)Foodhall of the YearWinner: Bakers & Larners of Holt (Holt)Commended: Cunninghams Butchers & Food Hall (Newry) / Delifonseca Dockside (Liverpool) / Shrewsbury Market Hall (Shrewsbury) / Webbs Garden Centre (Droitwich) / Weetons Food Hall (Harrogate)Greengrocer of the YearWinner: Andreas of Chelsea Green (London)Newcomer of the YearWinner: Minskip Farm Shop (Boroughbridge)Commended: Bayley & Sage (Battersea) / Broad Bean Delicatessen (Ludlow) / Forest Deli (Coleford) / Giddy Grocer (London) / Guzzl (London) / The Cheese Lady (Haddington) / The Little Cheesemonger (Rhuddlan) / Waterperry Farm Shop (Oxford)Online Business of the YearWinner: World Products t/a indianmart (Markfield)Commended: Farmers Choice Free Range (Fareham) / Farmison & Co (Ripon) / Milk and More (Aldershot)Village Store/Local Shop of the Year Winner: Campbell’s of Leyburn (Leyburn)Commended: FINK (York) / Good Food (Catford) / Helperby Stores Deli & Café (York)Regional winnersEast Anglia: Bakers & Larners of Holt (Holt)Midlands: Battlefield 1403 (Shrewsbury)North East: Cannon Hall Farm Shop (Barnsley)North West: Lovingly Artisan (Kendal)Northern Ireland: Cunninghams Butchers & Food Hall (Newry)Scotland: Elderslie Butchers (Elderslie)South East: Cheese Etc, The Pangbourne Cheese Shop (Reading)South West: Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen (Hungerford)Wales: The Olive Tree Deli (Mold)
Interventek Subsea Engineering has appointed Bruce Stuart to the role of sales and business development director.Stuart joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for UK and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems.This new position at Interventek should support increasing levels of commercialisation activity, as new applications for the company’s valve technology are rolled out.Gavin Cowie, managing director at Interventek, said: “This is a very exciting time for us as we look to reinforce the bridge between our technology development and commercial activity. Bruce is incredibly well-respected in the oil and gas arena and brings with him a vast network of contacts as well as valuable operational know-how and we are thrilled to have him on board. Attracting someone of Bruce’s calibre is a great endorsement of our strategy and ambition. His knowledge and experience will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans for the future.”Bruce Stuart added: “I am delighted to join the team at Interventek as I believe their technology will radically transform the subsea well intervention segment through an intrinsically more reliable, lower cost, safety solution. The technology and methodology are robust and they have engineered solutions from the ground up to address the challenges of ever increasing subsea well operations.I look forward to working closely with Interventek’s valued customers and partners and increasing industry engagement as we access new markets and implement further field trials, taking the company forward into its next chapter.”
52 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Logo of Emancipation Celebrations 2011. Photo credit: dominicalitfest.comSound Engineer of the Swinging Stars Band Marcel Cruickshank was among the awardees who received the Golden Drum Awards last night.Cruickshank has been involved in sound engineering for over 40 years and also provides advice and assistance to many young, upcoming bands.The other Golden Drum Awardees were Paulette Prosper for over 35 years of service as a Church Pianist, Derrick ‘De Hunter’ St. Rose, for over 25 years service in the development and promotion of the calypso art form and Davis Marceline for over 40 years of preserving the traditional art of storytelling.Meantime Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence while addressing the ceremony at the Arawak House of Culture says culture must continue to play an important role in Dominica’s development.Lawrence says there is a need for continued support for the further development and continuation of our culture.Special Recognition Awards were also presented to Davidson ‘Observer’ Victor, and Cecil ‘Checker’ Burnett for the promotion of calypso, Julian L. Benjamin for consistent involvement in the performing arts, Marcia Baptiste for Carnival Queen Pageantry, and Sakis for the preservation and promotion of Carnival Arts.Dominica Vibes News Share Share LocalNews Golden Drum Awardees told culture must continue to be pivotal in Dominica’s development. by: – July 28, 2011
The Lakers have home games on against Charlotte (Sunday) and Minnesota (Tuesday) before starting a four-game, eight-day trip that includes stops in New Orleans (Thursday), San Antonio (Saturday), Indiana (Feb. 8) and Cleveland (Feb. 10). NBA All-Star weekend then takes place from Feb. 12-14 in Toronto where Bryant plans to play in his 18th and final All-Star appearance as a starter.Does this mean Scott will plan to rest Bryant on the Lakers’ six remaining sets of back-to-back games?“Not all the time, but I anticipate it will be more often now, Scott said. “The season is getting a bit longer in the tooth. It’s on that countdown. The more we play back-to-back games, the more chances that he sits out on those second night or first night.”Scott insisted he has not decided who will start in Bryant’s place. With Lou Williams (upper respiratory infection) remaining a game-time decision, Scott floated various starting possibilities, including any combination involving D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Brown, Metta World Peace and Nick Young. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers will have to weather another game without Kobe Bryant, who will sit out when the Lakers (9-39) visit the Clippers (30-16) on Friday at a designated road game at Staples Center.Lakers coach Byron Scott initially stressed Bryant has nothing to do with the soreness in his right shoulder and right Achilles he has nursed in recent weeks.“His shoulder feels pretty good,” Scott said following morning shootaround on Friday. “It’s just the back-to-back right now. We want to rest it and get ready for this next long stand of road games we have coming up in February before All-Star break.”But the Lakers have since clarified and said Bryant’s sitting out because of his sore right shoulder.