2017 Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards - meet the sponsors

2017 Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards

2017 Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards - Credit: Archant

Meet the sponsors and suppliers helping to ensure this year’s event will be top class.

Bite Network

Bite Network - Credit: NA

Bite Network

Bite Network represents a vibrant community of local food and drink businesses: producers, retail, wholesale, processors, hospitality businesses and more. We make it easier for people to find and engage with independent food and drink businesses around the North West, whether that is a consumer or another business. We put you on the map and keep local food and drink in the spotlight by providing networking opportunities, business to business referrals, and much more.

In addition, Bite Network also offers business support services to help your food and drink business flourish. We can advise, oversee and manage a large variety of food and drink business development projects, short or long term, and our network of carefully selected and skilled professionals can provide you with the know-how you need at exclusively competitive rates. At Bite Network, we also endorse and promote the need for a more sustainable food and drink system. We are supporters of Slow Food UK and work closely with them to advocate an ethos of good, clean and fair food for all.

01524 410440, www.bitenetwork.co.uk

Gillian Hall of Butler's Cheeses

Gillian Hall of Butler's Cheeses - Credit: Archant

Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses

Family owned Butler’s Farmhouse Cheeses has been making amazing cheese for four generations now and family values still run through the core of our business. Our heritage is in dairy farming. The cheese we make is special and different combining the best of our heritage, our fabulous local milk and our proudly independent creativity.

Ask us which of our cheeses is our favourite and just like a parent we can’t choose as each has unique characteristics and all are exciting and delicious in their own way from our creamy Blacksticks Blue to soft indulgent Button Mill and rich tangy Trotter Hill Tasty Lancashire.

01772 781500, www.butlerscheeses.co.uk

Bowker BMW

Bowker BMW - Credit: Archant

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At Bowker BMW, your Bowker Experience is as tailor made for you as the vehicle you own. We not only help you select the vehicle that best fits your tastes, budget and lifestyle but also help you enjoy the lifestyle your vehicle becomes an inherent part of.

As a first class Bowker customer, all servicing and repairs come with an express valet whilst you relax in our customer lounges with complimentary refreshments and Wi-Fi. You’ll also be able to take advantage of our free local collection and delivery facility or the highest standard courtesy cars and motorbikes.

Our experienced staff will keep you up-to-date with our generous part exchange and finance options, as well as the many exclusive offers available from the Bowker Motor Group and their local business partners. Enjoy the ride!

01772 769976, www.bowkermotorgroup.co.uk

Kendal Mint Cake Liqueur.

Kendal Mint Cake Liqueur. - Credit: Archant

Kendal Mint Cake Liquer

Kendal Mint Cake Liqueur company is a family run business based in Cumbria. Set up in 2013 by Mike Pennington, it has allowed him to share the drink he had been making for the locals for the previous 25 years with the general public.

Imagine how fast Sir Edmund Hillary might have summited Everest in 1953 with a bottle in his backpack! The business is now expanding to offer various spirits under the Lakeland Moon brand and is looking forward to further success in the future.

015395 92051, www.kendalmintcakeliqueur.com

Amanda and Eric Dowson of Mrs Dowsons

Amanda and Eric Dowson of Mrs Dowsons - Credit: Archant

Mrs Dowsons Ice Cream

Our vision here at Mrs Dowsons Ice Cream is to make the best honest ice cream at competitive prices. For us, creating ice cream is a real family affair from milking our heifers at 5am each morning to developing new flavours around the farmhouse kitchen table.

The need to diversify our dairy farm back in 2001 led to the alarming discovery of the amount of e-numbers and artificial flavours found in commercial ice cream products. As a family fanatical about ice cream, we decided to invent perfect products for every location and occasion, which have a luxurious taste and use only the finest sourced local ingredients available. To us, nothing beats ‘the real thing’ and we hope you think so too.

01254 812407, www.mrsdowsons.co.uk

The wine team from Robinsons

The wine team from Robinsons - Credit: Archant


Established in 1838 in Stockport, Robinsons are one of the largest independent family brewers in the UK. Built on quality, heritage and trust, Robinsons Wines take these assurances and build exclusivity and value into their philosophy. Robinsons Wines look to partner wineries that adhere to these principles and now work alongside some of the world’s most cutting-edge producers offering award winning wines that are quality led and offer the consumer second glass appeal.

The fine wines expertly selected for you are exclusive to Robinsons and crafted to give you, your business and your customers that all important point of difference.

0161 612 4081/4127, www.robinsonsbrewery.com

The Event Station

The Event Station - Credit: Archant

The Event Station

The Event Station is based at the stunning Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire’s Country Estate and has a team of onsite activity and team building specialists with a eye for creating themes and venue dressing.

We boast an extensive selection of activities for both the leisure and corporate markets including zip wires, ropes course, leap of faith, archery, rifles, quads, segways, off road driving, trebuchets, total wipeout, inflatable assault course, human table football and much more. When the sun drops, we don’t stop – providing sound and lighting, props, chair covers and a wide range of evening entertainment. With The Event Station a great past lies just ahead!

01829 731 500, www.theeventstation.co.uk

Total Foodservice

Total Foodservice - Credit: Archant

Total Foodservice

Total Foodservice is a 5th generation family foodservice business with values firmly set in superior quality product, trustworthy people & reliable service. With over a century of experience, we know foodservice. We know quality and value. We’re family run, and we practice family principles.

We pledge reliability and a trustworthy relationship and we promise to bring you service from people who genuinely care. Loved by our customers for our flexible and efficient service, from our customer service team to our warehouse pickers, our delivery drivers to our accounts department, everything and everyone puts the customer and the food at the centre of what we do.

01254 828 330, www.totalfoodservice.co.uk


Stephensons - Credit: Archant


With an illustrious history throughout Cheshire and the North West, Stephensons have been supplying the catering and hospitality industry since 1868. Still owned by the Stephenson family, fifth generation family member Henry currently runs the business alongside his brother, Julian. As the company teeters on the edge of 150 years old, Stephensons proudly maintain a strong emphasis on family values and customer service that have transcended five generations.

Stephensons are committed to innovation and are often first to market with the latest crockery ranges, cutlery collections and glassware.

0161 483 6256, www.stephensons.com

Whitehouse Crockery

Whitehouse Crockery - Credit: Archant

Whitehouse Crockery

It’s all about the detail and Whitehouse Event Crockery ensures every table is set to perfection by supplying one of the UK’s most impressive ranges of classic, contemporary and ‘OMG’ table and glassware.

With headquarters in Manchester and offices in London and Scotland, we look after private parties, caterers, event companies and hotel chains the length and breadth of the UK and our raison d’être is to make sure that your tables look as dazzlingly gorgeous as you do.

0161 491 5209, www.whitehousecrockery.co.uk

Join us on the night

Tickets are now available for the event on Monday October 16th at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and spa for a fabulous evening of food and drink. For further details please email Linda Chase at linda.chase@archant.co.uk. Tickets are £75 each + vat. the price includes a drinks reception, a four-course dinner and wine. Lancashire Life readers wishing to stay at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel on the evening of October 16th can take advantage of a preferred room rate of £80 bed and breakfast based on single occupancy and £90 bed and breakfast based on double occupancy. Please call 01254303407 and quote ‘Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards’

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