Click on this text to edit it. 
 
NICK WALOFF - A FITTING SEND OFF 
 
A short appreciation of Nick by Chris Leibbrandt: 
 
To Cotswold Taste, Nick Waloff, its hugely missed Executive Chair, was a man who set about the task of changing the way the food and drink industry of the Cotswolds worked. With his vision of collaboration, co-operation and fairplay. he sought to change the lives of all those whom he touched. He was the driving force behind Cotswold Taste, those of us who are left will now have to work hard to fulfil his legacy. 
 
On a personal level, I was lucky enough to know Nick for the last half a dozen years and in that time he became a very dear friend. A man of not only huge intellect, but also kindness and humanity. A rare concoction in the world of business where we are encouraged to be cut-throat and dispassionate. I will miss his early morning briefings, so often full of optimism and positive thinking; nearly always accompanied by an amusing anecdote or two, he had a way of making the world a brighter place. There can be no doubt that he enriched my life and introduced me to another world of business and adventure. He had an uncanny knack of connecting sometimes disparate people that made life exciting, richer and often a lot more interesting! 
 
There can never be a good time to try and sum up a friend’s life and influence, and I am sure there are many who have known him longer and will have far more to say in celebration of his life and achievements. There can be no doubt, however, that I have had to write this short appreciation too early. 
 
One thing that Nick and I did share (apart from our love of beer and politics) was the notion that business and management is about enjoying yourself and enjoying the company of others. Nick was a natural bon viveur, and if there are more business people out there enjoying better, cheerful and more resilient business futures because of his infectious, unbounded enthusiasm, charm and intellect, then that is a legacy that would have delighted him. 
 
Chris Leibbrandt 
Secretary/Treasurer 
Cotswold Taste 
 
Nick is having a woodland burial and his funeral will be held on Thursday 11 February 2021 at Watchfield near Swindon. 
 
There is a remembrance webpage has been set up for Nick at https://nicholaswaloff.muchloved.com/ 
 
If you wish to send flowers please send them to: 
Midcounties Co-operative Funeralcare 
439 Cricklade Road, Swindon, SN2 1AQ 
Two local florists are : 
 
If you would like to make a donation instead of sending flowers, Nick would have appreciated it being made to The Pushkin Society 
 
 
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 
 

DOWNLOADS & LINKS 

Cotswold Taste have a number of downloads available in high resolution PDF format. 
 
CLICK HERE for the GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE MAP 
 
CLICK HERE for the GUIDE TO COTSWOLD TASTE 
 
CLICK HERE for the QUALIFYING PRODUCT CRITERIA 
 
CLICK HERE for the MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM 
 
CLICK HERE for the BUSINESS PARTNER APPLICATION FORM 
Cotswold Taste e-zine 
If you would like to receive the free monthly Cotswold Taste e-zine (and/or any back copies), please complete the form below: 

ENQUIRY FORM 

Our site uses cookies. For more information, see our cookie policy. Accept cookies and close
Reject cookies Manage settings