Fifty of the country’s most promising food and drink entrepreneurs have been recognised as Food Stars for their contribution to the UK’s growing economy, and here at Halen Môn, we are very proud to say we are one of them, standing alongside Welsh friends Coconut Kitchen and Patchwork Pate.
‘Now is the time to celebrate that success which is helping grow our economy – that is why we’ve created Food Stars – to recognise the bright innovators of today and support them to become the major players of tomorrow. Our Food Stars show that if you want to see a vision for Britain’s bright economic future, look no further than the UK’s food and drink industry.’
So said Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss last month. To celebrate the occasion, she hosted a day of talks, which started off with a series of masterclasses given by entrepreneurs, featured a ‘market’ to showcase products in the DEFRA atrium and culminated in a reception hosted in Number 11.
We are looking forward to continued support from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Cranfield University over the next year as part of the award.
To view an interactive map with all of the Food Stars and their locations, see the Google Map DEFRA have created.