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Heath Farm Suffolk to win ‘Farm Shop small retailer of the Year’ in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2020

Local Farm Shop small retailer Heath Farm Suffolk from BURY ST. EDMUNDS have entered into the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2020 and they need your help to win!

The Awards, in partnership with The Grocer, are highly respected in the industry for playing an important role in supporting, and celebrating, the UK’s independent, specialist retail market. Each entrant will be judged on the many factors covering speciality retail including highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement.

Chair of judges, Nigel Barden, will be joined by leading speciality retailers and key industry figures to bring a wealth of knowledge to the judging process. The judging process will include mystery visits and public votes from consumers via the Awards website.

The aim of the Awards is to highlight our highly driven and passionate local businesses like Heath Farm Suffolk, to generate the coverage they deserve. Winning this Award would help build them as a destination, putting them on the map both regionally and nationally and in turn, bringing interest to .

Nigel Barden, chair of judges and food & drink broadcaster commented, “I am delighted to continue to be involved with the Farm Shop & Deli Awards. It’s a fabulous initiative for the sector and offers the best way to recognise and reward excellence for the UK’s local, artisan and high street speciality retailers.”

Katie Mitcham, Co owner at local Heath Farm Suffolk said “What make us different, quite simply again we are unique, we are so incredibly passionate about what we do and why. The fact we are the farmers and we butcher and sell it gives us 100% Provenance There are too many lies in this industry. To have been featured by Countryfile and other publications shows we are making waves. We believe in what we are doing. Keeping it simple with our meat out show case. A unique customer service, total transparency, education on how meat should be cooked and tips. Katie also teaches professional cookery to modern apprenticeships, so people go away with knowledge on how to cook.”

These coveted Awards recognise excellence within the specialist retail market, focusing on independent speciality retailers who sell regional fresh/farm produce or have a delicatessen counter. They are offered across twelve categories, including Farm Shop small retailer.

Entrants will also have the opportunity to win as a Regional Winner. The Regional Winners will progress through to have the opportunity to win the overall coveted title of ‘Farm Shop & Deli Awards Retailer of the Year’ announced at the Farm Shop & Deli Show, Monday 30th March 2020 at Birmingham’s NEC.

Vote for Heath Farm Suffolk online via the 2020 ‘Entrants’ web page at: https://www.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/awards-directory-2020.

Voting closes on Thursday 31st October 2019 and one lucky voter will be entered into a draw to win a food hamper.