A showcase of food and drink from Fife at major London event

Thursday 23 August 2018

Five businesses from across Fife will represent the region at one of the UK’s biggest food and drink trade shows this September with support from Food from Fife and Fife Council’s Trade Development programme. The Speciality & Fine Food Fair takes place at London’s Olympia from 2nd to 4th September, attracting an audience of more than 9,000 with food and drink buyers looking to source the latest in speciality, artisan and fine food and drink, alongside decision makers from retail, hospitality and distribution.  The show, one of the UK’s most significant in this sector, has been running for 19 years. Businesses from Fife attending with the support of Food from Fife and Fife Council’s Trade Development programme comprise:• New Alliance, Monimail - Wholesale distributors to the independent retail trade who also produce their own fruit juices, oatcakes and other artisan produce• Puddledub, Auchtertool - A business with a reputation for producing Scotland's finest bacon and pork using only the best home reared pork• Tayport Distillery, Tayport - This new distillery uses seasonal fruit to create an intensely smooth spirit with natural fruit flavour• The Farmer’s Son, Auchtertool - Producers of award-winning Scottish black pudding, white pudding and haggis• St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company, Anstruther - Award-winning farmhouse cheese producer. Will Docker, chair of Food from Fife said:“I’m delighted to be able to support these businesses as they take their world-class produce to a wider market.  It’s heartening to see them capitalising on their membership of Food from Fife like this. By working with us in this way, these businesses are not just shining a light on their own produce but are acting as ambassadors for Fife’s thriving food and drink industry.” Kecia McDougall from The Tayport Distillery said:“As a newly launched business, the guidance I received from Food from Fife was invaluable.  Food from Fife brings together businesses all keen to help one another succeed.  The funding provided by the organisation has helped us to attend exhibitions and seminars that would have been inaccessible to us as a new business.  These opportunities have helped to widen our horizons enabling us to plan and improve business strategy for the future.” Food from Fife is a not for profit company that was established in 2010 to help the diverse local food and tourism businesses work better together to grow the overall industry in Fife.  Find out more about Food from Fife and its member businesses at www.foodfromfife.co.uk.  Businesses interested in attending should contact Food from Fife’s coordinator, Martha Bryce on martha@foodfromfife.co.uk. Any business that is interested in finding out more about Fife Council’s Trade Development programme should visit www.businessgatewayfife.com/trade-development-programme. For more information, please contact Martha Bryce:martha@foodfromfife.co.ukTel. 07905 761 525 or visit www.foodfromfife.co.uk /Twitter @foodfromfife / Facebook/food-from-fife