The 2020 Mendip Business Awards have been cancelled due to the coronavirus emergency.
Our decision was not an easy one, however, we must ensure public safety during the crisis and could not risk the health of those planning to attend. Businesses who have entered the awards have been offered automatic entry for 2021, a date for these awards is still to be confirmed, but we start planning them soon and look forward to celebrating with you next year.
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Barber's Farmhouse Cheese - food sponsor
The Barber family have been making cheddar cheese for longer than anyone else worldwide. Barber is now the oldest surviving cheddar-makers in the world.
To make the best cheese, we need the best West Country milk. Their dairy cows graze the lush pastures of Somerset and Dorset to produce rich, creamy milk. They also work with many of our neighbouring farmers who supply us with additional milk and we’re proud to support our local farming community in this way.
Being the sole guardians of the country’s last remaining traditional cheese starter cultures — the ‘friendly’ bacteria that start the cheese making process and contribute to the final texture, aroma and taste. Only by using these cultures can we be sure that we’re making true West Country cheddar.
Worleys Cider - drink sponsor
Worleys is an award-winning cider maker based in Dean, near Shepton Mallet. They focus on making quality ciders using heritage cider apples from Somerset’s finest orchards and are a great example of this county’s first-rate food & drink producers. Their Special Reserve Keeved cider scooped some major prizes in 2019 - winning Champion Cider at the Taste of the West awards, along with a national Great Taste Golden Fork Heritage Award.
Worleys sells cider through many different channels, such as wholesale distribution, direct on-trade deliveries and online retail. They also run a popular cider bar at various events through the year, including the Frome Independent and the Mid-Somerset Show. Export has been a steady sales channel, with countries such as Hong Kong, US and the Netherlands regularly enjoying a bottle or two. In 2020, the aim is to establish a new keg cider called Apple Tap - a light, refreshing 4.9% variety, that’s already getting great reviews. www.worleyscider.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org 880016
Burns The Bread - food sponsor
Established in 1983 Burns the Bread has steadily expanded into the successful Family Business you see today with three generations of the Burns family at the helm. With seven shops and our fantastic School of Baking, we are hard at work perfecting our trade and making sure our customers leave our shops a little bit happier than when they came in. Being an integral part of Glastonbury’s rich heritage for over 30 years, we now look forward to where the next 30 years will take us.
Lilley's Cider - drink sponsor
Lilley's Cider is a father & son business, run by Chris & Marc Lilley, which prides itself on the quality of service & developing long relationships with customers large & small.
Based in Frome, Somerset, we deliver a large & diverse range ofciders, perries & real ales to pubs, clubs & breweries throughoutthe UK. With a great range of ciders, personal service & fantasticprices we believe Lilley's Cider can meet all your cider needs.
Glastonbury Spring Water - drink sponsor
Glastonbury Spring Water are an award winning local company supplying their own refreshing spring water that rises naturally from George’s spring deep beneath Glastonbury Tor in Somerset. As well as small pack bottled water they also offer both bottled and plumbed-in water coolers in a range of styles and sizes to accommodate any location.
Brothers Drinks - drink sponsor
Brothers Cider is the original Festival cider brand. It all started when four Showering brothers; Francis, Jonathan, Matthew and Daniel made a small batch of their cider in 1995 and were offered space for a bar by their friend Michael Eavis CBE at the Glastonbury music festival. Brothers Cider was the first independently owned, UK producer of flavoured ciders, and in 2020 is stocked in bars, shops and events nationwide. Brothers Cider offers a range of #deciderlydifferent flavours including Toffee Apple, Coconut & Lime, Strawberry & Kiwi and Wild Fruit.