Double win for West in national food awards

Rich Clothier and Chris Milton

Rich Clothier and Chris Milton

Somerset based Wyke Farms and Thatchers Cider both announced category winners at this years prestigious national IGD Awards

Research and training charity IGD announced a double win for the West Country as both Wyke Farms and Thatchers Cider were announced winners in their respective categories:

Wyke Farms won the IGD Sustainable Future Award, sponsored by Unilever; and fourth generation cidermaker Thatchers Cider won the IGD Business Transformation Award, sponsored by KPMG Boxwood.

Chris Milton, sales director who received the award on behalf of the Sandford-based cidermaker comments: “The fact that Thatchers Cider was recognised is testament to everyone within the company who has contributed to the growth that we continue to experience.

“As a family business we have always stayed true to our values, ensuring quality and taste come first, helping us attract new consumers with our heritage ciders such as Thatchers Gold and our new cloudy cider Somerset Haze, launched earlier this year.”

Richard Clothier, managing director at Wyke Farms, comments:“We are delighted to receive the Sustainable Future Award from IGD. It is wonderful to be a recognised at such a prestigious award ceremony.”