HOW IT WORKS 

Cotswold Taste is a member-owned, not for profit co-operative that provides vital advice, business, marketing and promotional support to its members, food chain producers and support businesses to help their resilience and business success. 
 
It is able to draw upon a wealth of knowledge of land management, food and drink production, supply and retailing, and hospitality outlet management. 
 
It is also designating Corporate Partners, major participants in the food and drink chain, who can help Cotswold Taste to secure market presence and achieve its objectives more rapidly, and whose own businesses and activities can benefit from association with Cotswold Taste and its values. 

DIRECTORS 

Cotswold Taste has a Board of highly qualified individuals with wide-ranging experience in business operations and start-ups, the food and drink sectors, business training and consultancy, funding and management, and marketing, promotion and events. 
 

NICHOLAS WALOFF EXECUTIVE CHAIR 

Nick brings a wealth of over four decades of experience in the business sector.  
 
He lives in Lechlade, Gloucestershire, is a Director of Three Counties Food & Drink Co Ltd, and is also the Business Development Director of The Brilliant Beer Company.  

CHRIS LEIBBRANDT SECRETARY/TREASURER 

Chris is an experienced Marketing Consultant who runs his own specialist company Charismatic Marketing, is also a Director of Three Counties Food & Drink Co Ltd, and lives in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. 

KAREN MEADOWS DIRECTOR 

After a career as a Local Government Environmental Health Officercovering Food Safety and Health and Safety, Karen is now working with local SMEs.  
 
Karen is passionate about local food and connecting businesses who can help each other. 
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TECHNICAL ADVISORY PANEL 

Cotswold Taste’s Technical Advisory Panel has been set up to offer a ‘one-stop shop’ solution for Cotswold Taste members wanting technical services, and to help co-ordinate the activities and efforts of the business partners of Cotswold Taste.  
 
The Panel’s members bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the organisation.  
 
The key technical service areas in which the Technical Advisory Panel provides advice, support and guidance are: 
 
Technical accreditation and compliance 
Policy and Legislation 
Supply chain networks 
Food safety and hygiene (practical) 
Traceability and provenance 
Technological advances 
Food fraud 
Food waste 
 
If the Panel cannot directly provide support in relation to queries or requests, it will seek to refer enquiries to an industry expert business partner, organisation or consultancy who can help. 
TECHNICAL ADVISORY PANEL MEMBERS 
NICHOLAS WALOFF 
Director, Waloff Associates 
& Interim Chair 
DR. RICHARD BAINES 
Senior Academic, Royal Agricultural University 
DR. JERED BOLTON 
Managing Director, Free My Menu & Not Just Code 
TIM O'ROURKE 
Managing Director, The Brilliant Beer Company 

COMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY PANEL 

Cotswold Taste’s Communications Advisory Panel has been set up for Cotswold Taste members wanting advice and assistance with communications of all kinds, and to help co-ordinate the activities and efforts of the business partners of Cotswold Taste. 
 
The Panel’s members have many years' experience in communications, marketing, copywriting and promotional work. 
 
The key technical service areas in which the Communications Advisory Panel provides advice, support and guidance are: 
 
Conventional media relations 
Social Media relations 
Website, including the Online Member Directory and Member Forum 
Publications and newletters/e-zines, including copyright issues 
Printing 
Stakeholder relations (financial and non-financial entities) 
Logo use by members 
 
If the Panel cannot directly provide support in relation to queries or requests, it will seek to refer enquiries to an industry expert business partner, organisation or consultancy who can help. 
COMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY PANEL MEMBERS 
NICOLA HARDY 
Joint Chair 
CAROLINE TOPPING 
Joint Chair 
 
CHRIS LEIBBRANDT 
Marketing Consultant 
FIONA SCOTT 
Media Relations Consultant 

ENQUIRY FORM 

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