Leading Kent law firm Furley Page has been unveiled as a sponsor of the Taste of Kent Awards 2020, an annual celebration of the county’s best food and drink producers, organised by Produced in Kent.
The Awards were officially launched at the Curious Brewery in Ashford on 18 September, and nominations are now open.
The annual Taste of Kent Awards are the county’s longest running and most prestigious awards and the range of categories has grown year on year to incorporate every product that Kent is renowned for.
Furley Page will sponsor the competitive Butcher Category, which is voted for by the public and includes a mystery shopper tasked with scrutinising the skills and experience of butchers across Kent.
Senior Associate, Deborah Geering, whose family has a small local farm, is leading the sponsorship.
Deborah said: “This is the first time the firm has been involved in supporting the prestigious Taste of Kent Awards. Furley Page strongly supports local food and drink producers and has a long history of working with the farming community in Kent, so we are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Butcher Category.
“I am an ardent supporter of the traceability of food and improving the conditions that animals are kept in, and when it comes to buying meat the onus should be on the quality of the product, rather than the quantity. With environmental consciousness now so important, buying locally and avoiding the associated carbon footprint of shipping meat thousands of miles, is key to a sustainable future.”
Stephanie Durling, Manger at Produced in Kent, said: “We are thrilled to have Furley Page on board as a sponsor for this year’s awards and we look forward to celebrating Kent’s finest food and drink products. The Taste of Kent Awards provide the general public with a unique opportunity to have their say and vote for their favourite food and drink businesses.”
The awards dinner will be held on 5th March 2020 at the Kent Event Centre, Detling.
To nominate a business in The Taste of Kent Awards visit https://www.tasteofkentawards.co.uk/vote/
Notes to Editors
Produced in Kent
Produced in Kent is a trade organisation dedicated to supporting & promoting all types of food, drink and craft businesses in Kent.
We provide vital support to a diverse range of businesses which in turn provide valuable employment opportunities in Kent and are at the economic heart of our rural communities.
Produced in Kent is a strong, widely recognised brand, benefiting and promoting its membership businesses. It provides business support, advice and sales opportunities. For further details visit www.producedinkent.co.uk
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