Live Local Trust Local Food Awards

Published: 22/02/2023 By AJ Monro

The 2022 Love Local Trust Local Food & Drinks Awards were held recently, celebrating Dorset's many fabulous growers, producers and businesses. Symonds & Sampson are proud supporters, Morgan Clement from our Wimborne office was delighted to attend.

Symonds & Sampson have been proud supporters of the Love Local Trust Local Food and Drink Awards since they were first created by the Cossins family in 2018. Designed to celebrate and showcase the finest producers, growers, makers, thinkers and shakers within Dorset, the awards have grown in popularity, their success celebrated at a wonderful presentation evening recently at Kingston Maurward College.

The room was packed with entrants, supporters, and sponsors of the LLTL Awards, eagerly awaiting the results of each category: Bakery, Honey, Cheese, Dairy, Fish, Meat, Dorset Drinks, Jam, Chutneys and Condiments, Farm Shops, Innovation and Diversification, Conservation and Environmental Sustainability, Business Growth and Development, and Hospitality.Symonds & Sampson were delighted to judge the Business Growth and Development category, and Partner A-J Monro from our Wimborne office thoroughly enjoyed meeting some outstanding entrepreneurs and learning about their different ventures.  The winner of this very competitive category was The Book and Bucket Cheese Company based in Cranborne, the Runner up Dorsetshine Distillery, and Highly Commended Black Cat Catering.

Many congratulations to all who took part, watch the LLTL website for the announcement of the 2023 awards.

Left to Right: Fellow sponsor Richard from Baskets'n'Blooms, Sarah McCombe of Black Cat Catering, Peter Morgan of The Book and Bucket Cheese Company and Morgan Clement of Symonds & Sampson. Credit Andrew Plant Photography