Local food and drink producers urged to join new ‘Made in Gloucestershire’ initiative

Tom Hughes, Founder of Tubby Tom’s
Tom Hughes – Founder of Tubby Tom’s (2)

GFirst LEP – Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership is launching a new initiative to promote local producers.

Made in Gloucestershire is backed by an  array of partner organisations.

David Owen, CEO of GFirst LEP said: “From globally recognised brands like Wall’s Ice Cream and Ribena to fast-growing start-ups like Tubby Tom’s and Non Solo Pasta, we want to show local people, visitors and the world everything that’s great about food and drink in Gloucestershire.

“Through the Made in Gloucestershire initiative, we want to champion our producers, increase local procurement, and encourage residents and tourists to buy local.

“When customers see the Made in Gloucestershire mark, they know that they’re supporting our diverse, world-leading community of producers and helping to put money back in the local economy, securing jobs and income.”

The Made in Gloucestershire website is now live where local food and drink producers can sign up to become members. The first two years of the Made in Gloucestershire scheme are fully funded, so all businesses who join before 31 August 2022 will receive free membership for two years.

Tom Hughes, Founder of Tubby Tom’s said: “We’ve always had amazing support from local people from ever since we first started to now. To me, Made in Gloucestershire means home. It also means opportunities. We have so many hidden gems here, whether that’s events, street food, artisan makers and small businesses. The Made in Gloucestershire website means you can find these incredible businesses all in one place and support them.”

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