My name is Katy Newton – although everyone knows me as Cox or Coxy, which is my maiden name.
With my partner, Rob, I run a business called MightyFineThings based in Faversham, making fruit and honey vinegars and sauces as well as Coxy’s gins and liqueurs.
In 2012 I started keeping bees. I also started working with Faversham Market Cooperative helping them to market what they do. It’s the oldest market in Kent and they’d just become a self-running cooperative and were keen to grow it. I’d always been interested in doing something more creative and thought why not have a market stall myself?
Then I ended up with loads of honey from the bees and thought I’d try making a honey and chilli sauce. The rest is history. This year we became Great Taste