We're over the moon at the news that our friends and clients Keelham Farm Shop last night won the title of 'Best Independent retailer' at the 10th annual Observer Food Monthly Awards.
This family-run business have decades of experience in farming and butchery. They are dedicated to (and sometimes obsessed with!) stocking the finest quality, utterly delicious local produce,supporting local farmers and producers, and making great tasting food affordable. It's really not your typical farm shop at all - which is why people voted in their hundreds for them to achieve this coveted prize at the Observer Monthly awards.
The Observer Food Monthly awards are the UK's most prestigious food awards and the award ceremony last night, presented by Sue Perkins from The Great British Bake Off and Observer restaurant critic Jay Rayner, even featured an edible trophy created by Heston Blumenthal (we can't wait to try it!).
Thompson Brand Partners rebranded Keelham Farm Shop in 2010, and since then we have supported them in their fantastic growth (read more here). Although no stranger to award wins, this one really reflects the strides that Keelham have made over the last 3 years; investments in their brand, staff and of course the shop itself have meant this business has moved from a successful local farm shop, to a major local retailer with serious growth in profit and customer numbers, national recognition and plans to open a new store in 2014.
Read the full story here: www.keelhamfarmshop.co.uk