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UK SME market is filling up with food

The UK SME market has boomed over the past decade, with the technology market especially making its mark on the world. But the technology market may need to watch out as a new list, showing the top 100 most promising SMEs in the UK, reveals more companies from the food and
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Profile – Louis Barnett [Louis Barnett Chocolates]

We spend a little time with Louis Barnett, chocolatier extraordinaire, terrifyingly young person and the guy behind the…straightforwardly named Louis Barnett Chocolates. Starting out at the tender age of 12, with just a loan from his grandparents towards his first chocolate
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Steens Manuka Honey - Sheryl Steens

Profile – Sheryl Steens [Steens Honey]

We chat with Sheryl Steens, boss lady at Steens Honey, possibly the largest and most well known provider of Manuka Honey.  Manuka honey is a rarer variety of honey produced from the nectar of the manuka tree, and is said to have health benefits and medicinal
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Adam Baker from Cho Gazpacho

Profile – Adam Baker [¡Cho! Gazpacho]

We speak to Adam Baker, ‘Choman extraordinaire’ – a job title that roughly translates to managing director (we think?) at ¡Cho! Gazpacho. Tasting Britain loves Cho. There are many reasons. Firstly, in  Adam, I may have found someone with a more
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Graham Mercer of the Lerwick Brewing Co

Profile – Graham Mercer [Lerwick Brewery]

We sit down with the man who heads up possibly the most extreme place of alcohol refinement in the UK, the Lerwick Brewery. And, when we say extreme – we’re talking about location, Graham’s firm is located about as far north as you can go in the UK, on the
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Warner Edwards Gin - Tom & Sion on a hay bale with British flag

Profile – Tom Warner and Sion Edwards [Warner Edwards Gin]

I read that you met in Agricultural College originally. How long ago was that and why’d you guys swap the world of farming for gin distillation? Yes, we met in September 1997.  After, leaving we both went into the world of fresh produce which led us slightly away from
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Kostas Kontopoulos, founder of Carpo Hellas

Profile – ​Kostas Kontopoulos [Carpo]

Full name: ​Kostas Kontopoulos Role: ​​Owner and founder, Carpo DOB:​ 1971 Birthplace:​ Athens Twitter: @carpolondon Website: ​www.carpolondon.co.uk What made you decide to bring Carpo to the UK? You’ve been doing very well in Greece with Carpo Hellas over the last few decades,
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