Food Festival announces bursary winners
Berrow meat company is one of the two winners of a new bursary
scheme being run by the organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Food &
two winners are beef meat box scheme Berrow Beef and the fundraising
arm of St Margaret's Hospice. Both will be featured at the next
Food Festival on October 25th.
Welland of Berrow Beef said: "We are thrilled to have been
awarded a bursary. We hope it will provide us with an excellent
opportunity to raise awareness of our beef within the local market.
The food festival is well renowned locally, and we are very excited
being part of its this October."
Director Sarah Milner Simonds said: "Through the Food &
Drink festival we have shown our commitment to supporting local
traders to build sustainable businesses and now we want to help
new businesses make their first steps into trading. We recognise
we have an opportunity to assist in developing the skills, abilities
and knowledge of all food and drink producers."
second beneficiary, St Margaret's Hospice, will be selling vintage
kitchenalia that they have been collecting all summer especially
for the show. Expect lots of enamel ware, tea sets and decanters.
Festival Director Beverley Milner Simonds continued: "The
scheme is designed to encourage business start-up and self-employment
within Somerset. Berrow Beef will be in Victoria Street and the
hospice in College Street, we hope all visitors to the festival
give them encouragement and some business."
of last year's benefactors, The Chilli Alchemist, Jay Webley said:
"I was so pleased to be offered a bursary from the Food &
Drink Festival. It provided me with an opportunity to start building
my customer base. Having invested heavily, the financial respite
was most welcome and a brilliant idea that should be encouraged
& adopted by other event organisers. I had a great day trading
at last year's festival; the feedback from customers was great
and the support from other traders really encouraged me."
discretionary bursary is for food and drink producers who have
not engaged in retail trade before. More information on all the
traders is on the festival website.
Top, Sarah and Richard Welland with oldest son Max