BEST ESSEX PRODUCER
Judge: Heather Tarrant Sponsor: The Co-operative Food Highly Commended: Dan Hull, Prepared Foods, Chelmsford Highly Commended: The Saffron Ice Cream Company Winner: Priors Hall, Dunmow
WHAT THE WINNER SAID:
We are really proud to be the winners of this award. We were nominated last year and it feels great to win it this year. We are really thankful for our customers and staff, without them we wouldn’t be here today. We are really pleased because we are a lot more established this year. We have a lot of new customers coming through because we have increased the size of our shop. It is great exposure for us and any time you can get a little bit of exposure is good — any news is good news.
WHAT THE JUDGE SAID:
Priors Hall is a family-run business raising pigs for its quality pork products which are sold at an affordable price. The service given by their staff is friendly and helpful with opportunities for their young staff to progress in their careers. Priors Hall are grateful to their customers and show this by holding a free annual BBQ where they invite all their customers.
Richard Menhinick, Heather Tarrant and Stewart Linehan