English Regional Food Summit 

An important date for all our diaries is the English Regional Food Summit, planned for 2 March 2022. The summit will include a mixture of workshops, networking opportunities and keynote speeches to help regional food groups, SMEs and local producers capitalise on increased consumer demand for local, seasonal and sustainable produce. Cotswold Taste are encouraging all members to attend this event and offering regular updates on what will be on offer during the summit. 
 
Cotswold Taste working with 'Food from England' 
 
Cotswold Taste is taking a lead role in a powerful new group has been formed to give England’s food and drink industry a strong collective voice in the wake of Covid 19 and Brexit. 
 
'Food from England' has been created from more than 30 regional groups which represent over 43,000 businesses. It will specifically support small and medium sized businesses by providing a unified plaIorm from which to communicate the industry's needs to relevant government agencies and departments. It will also highlight the impact of Covid 19 and Brexit and identify ways to help the industry navigate its way through both, while encouraging consumers to keep supporting their local food and drink producers. 
 
 
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the latest news and accompanying notes and photos. 
 
 
 
Producers unify through 'Food from England' 
 
Cotswold Taste is taking a lead role in a powerful new group has been formed to give England’s food and drink industry a strong collective voice in the wake of Covid 19 and Brexit. 
 
'Food from England' has been created from more than 30 regional groups which represent over 43,000 businesses. It will specifically support small and medium sized businesses by providing a unified plaIorm from which to communicate the industry's needs to relevant government agencies and departments. It will also highlight the impact of Covid 19 and Brexit and identify ways to help the industry navigate its way through both, while encouraging consumers to keep supporting their local food and drink producers. 
 
NicK Waloff, Executive Chair of Cotswold Taste Ltd and one of the organisers behind Food from England, said: "This is long overdue and we’re delighted to be supporting Food from England. We hope that by working together, we can make a difference helping hard-pressed local producers, retailers and hospitality outlets to keep supplying all of us as consumers!" 
 
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the full text and accompanying notes and photos
 
‘FreeMyMenu’ app a valuable key to helping Cotswold hospitality sector recover 
 
MEDIA RELEASE - Wednesday 15th July 2020: Not Just Code Ltd, working in partnership with Cotswold Taste, has made the decision to make the ‘FreeMyMenu’ app free for businesses in the hospitality sector. 
 
‘FreeMyMenu’ is an innovative app that enables restaurants to seamlessly update their website and printed menus. 
 
Jered Bolton of Not Just Code Ltd discussed the app and how businesses around the Cotswolds are able to benefit on Cotswold District Council’s latest CDC LIVE broadcast from the BARN Theatre, Cirencester, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFaV6ZAJ5I4 
 
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the full text and images. 
 
Online and direct retail routes to market offer lifelines to Cotswold Taste members 
 
MEDIA RELEASE - Monday 22nd June 2020: Emergency measures designed to counter devastating losses caused by the Coronavirus lockdown have led to new avenues for food and drink companies in the Cotswolds. 
 
Members of co-operative Cotswold Taste have been forced to rethink their business strategies following the temporary closure of pubs and restaurants. 
 
"It’s been encouraging to see how Cotswold Taste’s members have been energetically adjusting to the new ‘normal’, however strange it is", says Nick Waloff, Executive Chair of Cotswold Taste, the region’s leading food and drink quality marque. 
 
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the full text and images. 
 
Severn Brewing Co. offers 10% discount for Cotswold Taste members 
 
Cotswold Taste is pleased to announce that Severn Brewing Ltd, a long-standing member, is offering a 10% discount on its range of Beers, Cider, Wines and Spirits to fellow members of Cotswold Taste. 
 
All you need to do is go to https://s7n.co.uk/shop/ and enter the special discount code when you place an order. 
 
Iain Crockett, Managing Director of Severn Brewing Co, says: "We really need to support local businesses now. Why buy from supermarkets, when you can get great value and great quality local drinks delivered right to your door?" 
 
If any other Cotswold Taste members are interested in offering member to member discounts, please contact Nick Waloff, Executive Chair. We are happy to assist with publicising opportunities and offerings. 
 
For more details of this offer: 
 
Iain Crockett - call: 01453 383 364 / email: iain@foxstead.co.uk 
 
Chris Leibbrandt - call: 07757 157 050 / email: chris@cotswoldtaste.co.uk 
The Truckle Cheese Co. offers 20% discount for keyworkers and Cotswold Taste members 
 
Cotswold Taste is pleased to announce that The Truckle Cheese Co, a long-standing member, is offering a 20% discount on its cheeses to all members of Cotswold Taste. 
 
All you need to do is go to www.thetrucklecheese.co.uk and enter the special discount code when you place an order. 
 
Adrian Nicholls of The Truckle Cheese Co says "We’re delighted to make this offer available to our fellow Cotswold Taste members. There are real opportunities for us all to work more together – and benefit for everyone from doing so." 
 
If any other Cotswold Taste members are interested in offering member to member discounts, please contact Nick Waloff, Executive Chair. We are happy to assist with publicising opportunities and offerings. 
 
Also, if you are already offering online or delivery services, The Truckle Cheese Company is also offering a discount of 20% to all keyworkers. 
 
For more details: 
 
Adrian Nicholls - call: 01386 760 000 or 07436 813 542 / email: adrian@trucklecheese.co.uk 
 
Chris Leibbrandt - call: 07757 157 050 / email: chris@cotswoldtaste.co.uk 
 

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