Lovewell Blake is proud to be the Championship Sponsor of the Norfolk Hero Food & Drink Awards at the 2017 Aylsham Show.

We have had an office at Aylsham for many years and are proud to play an active part in this thriving North Norfolk Community. We know how important the food and drink sector is to Norfolk, it is what helps our county to thrive. Along with the agricultural industry it is right at the heart of the economy here in the East.

The Norfolk Hero Food & Drink Awards celebrate the very best of this industry

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The Launch of the 2017 Awards took place on Wednesday 15th February 2017 at Blickling Hall, by kind permission of National Trust.
 
 
The Category judging for 2017 will take place during the week commencing 19th June 2017. All nominations receive a Certificate but may not all be judged.
 
Best Specialist Food or Drink Producer, sponsored by Barclays, Judges: John Grange and Stephen Thorpe
 
Best Use of Norfolk Produce on Menu, sponsored by Gressingham Foods, Judges: John and Ena Purling 
 
Best Food or Drink Supplier/Retailer, sponsored by Dewing Grain, Judges: Richard and Angela Phillips
 
Best New Food or Drink Venture 2015/2016, sponsored by For Farmers, Judges: Rod and Margaret Tuck
 
The Championship judging will take place during July 2017, and the Overall Winner will be announced at the Aylsham Show on Monday 28th August 2017, and will be presented with the Ken Dye Memorial Salver by Sally Dye and the Show President – John Wootten. The individual Food or Drink Hero Winner will also be announced at this time when the Show President will present the Aylsham Show Presidents Tankard.
 
2016 Winners

Best Food or Drink Supplier/Retailer – sponsored by Dewing Graindewing grain

Norfolk Quail Ltd, Great Ryburgh, Judges: Caroline Culot and Judy Taylor

Norfolk Quail Ltd, Great Ryburgh
Judges: Caroline Culot and Judy Taylor

Overall Championship Winner

Overall Championship Winner
Judges: Shaun Mary (Lovewell Blake), John Carrick and Jean Wright

 

 

Catherine Temple, Individual Food or Drink Hero Winner

Catherine Temple, Individual Food or Drink Hero Winner
Judge: Simon Evans (Show President)

 

Best Specialist Food or Drink Producer – sponsored by Gressingham FoodA3-LOGO-PANEL

G F White Butchers

G F White Traditional Butchers Ltd, Aylsham

Truly Local, Stalham

Truly Local, Stalham

Judges – John Watts and John Grier

Best Use of Norfolk Produce on Menu – sponsored by BarclaysBarclays Logo

Rocky Bottoms, West Runton

Rocky Bottoms, West Runton

Judges – John Steggall and David Walker


Best New Food or Drink Venture – sponsored by For FarmersForFarmers+logo

Scrummy Pig, Hoveton

Scrummy Pig, Hoveton

Judges – Noel Bartram and Andy Newman

 

 

John Wootten President of Aylsham Show 2017

Aylsham Show President I am very pleased and honoured to be President of the Aylsham Show in 2017. We moved to Aylsham in 1978, but as a ship’s captain, my job took me abroad for several years. In 1982 my wife’s uncle, John Thornton, then local director of Barclays Bank was President of the Show and he persuaded me to get involved. When illness forced me to retire from the sea, I became Assistant Showground Director to Tom Elwes for several years until 1992. After some years building up Eastern Events, in 2010 I took over as Show Director from Jamie Jamieson. My grandfather farmed at Horsham St Faith and I like to think that he may have visited the show in its formative years. My wife Charlotte certainly competed at the Show in the 1960’s, majoring on the gymkhana. Up until the end of last year I was a director of Revival Productions who have staged very successful concerts in Blickling Park for the past 5 years. All of us who work for the Show have special moments. As Show Director I was always on site by 5 am – a magical time with the mist rising and everything just stirring. The stockmen are washing down their cattle, and sheep are calling to one another. But soon it is all go and you look at your watch and discover it is 2 o’clock in the afternoon before you know it. One of the things I will really enjoy as President is actually being able to see the Show and to meet and thank all the people who make it such a success. The Show is a fantastic organisation where people give their time and energy to raise money for local charities and I am very proud to be a part of it and to be President in 2017.

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