Bristol Food Connections would not be possible without the help and support of our amazing sponsors. A HUGE thank you to our 2019 sponsors…
We are excited to have Butcombe Brewery as one of our main sponsors for Bristol Food Connections 2019.
Based near the Mendip Hills just south of Bristol, Butcombe drinks are a popular tipple for locals and visitors alike and can be found in many bars across the south west.
Butcombe Brewery is not only sponsoring the festival but creating the first ever Food Connections Festival Beer! Made using Challenger, WGV and Fuggles hops, the beer has a spicy and well-balanced flavour. Light, hoppy and refreshing- it is the perfect beer for the summer! In addition to all of this, Butcombe is generously donating 10p from every pint sold to Bristol Food Connections to create and support community events for the 2020 festival.
This year’s festival hub will be based in the heart of the city at the Colston Hall.
For the first five days of the festival, the iconic music venue will host some of Bristol’s most acclaimed chefs, big thinkers and entrepreneurs for a celebration of all things food. From market stands and pop-up supper clubs to workshops and debates, the Colston Hall will be buzzing with activity for food fanatics as is not to be missed!
Great Western Railway
GWR is the official travel partner of Bristol Food Connections 2019.
We are so pleased to partner with GWR to offer a more sustainable transport option with the GWR Freedom Travelpass. At just £6 the Freedom Travelpass enables you to buy one ticket for your whole journey, offering unlimited travel on all trains and most buses in Bristol and allowing festival-goers to easily access events across the city.
Brunel Insurance Brokers
As one of the UK’s fastest growing insurance brokers, we are proud to have Brunel Insurance Brokers as a festival sponsor for Bristol Food Connections.
Their specialist team in Bristol focus on providing a bespoke service to the food and drink industry- one that is responsive to the series of intricate and emerging risks that food companies come up against. We are delighted that Brunel are collaborating with this year’s festival- supporting us to support Bristol’s amazing independent food sector with our flagship series of Business Bootcamp events.
In addition to giving 25% of their commission from new signups to Bristol Food Connections, Brunel have kindly offered to provide a free insurance/ risk health check for all supporters of the festival, so do be sure to mention us when you get in touch with them!
With local food and sustainability at its heart, Bristol Food Connections is delighted to be collaborating with Fresh-range as another of our fabulous festival sponsors!
Since 2013, the Bristol-based fresh-range team have been connecting thousands across the region with fresher produce from local farmers, fishermen, makers and bakers. Fresh-range is just like a normal online supermarket – the difference is that much of the fresh produce comes directly from dozens of award-winning food producers across our region.
Fresh-range is providing this year’s festival-goer with an incredible offer – get £30 off your first online orders! That’s £10 off your first 3 shops of £60 or more online. Find out how to get your discount.
As one of the largest worker co-operatives in the UK, Essential Trading is a pioneer of the wholefood and sustainable market and a fantastic addition to Bristol Food Connections’ partners.
Based in Bristol, Essential Trading are passionate about healthy, ethically assured and high quality products using top quality ingredients. They are collaborating with us to support Bristol businesses and food projects in the city and are kindly providing food for the demo kitchen and dinner for our event on food wealth and poverty in Bristol ‘A Tale of Two Cities’.
Gregg Latchams Solicitors
Gregg Latchams have been an ongoing friend and supporter of Food Connections from the start, so we’re thrilled to be working with them this year, alongside Brunel, on our Business Bootcamp events – with the aim of helping our amazing Bristol food scene to thrive even more.
Gregg Latchams specialises in providing personalised legal services for SMEs, private individuals and business owners. They provide commercially savvy advice to restaurants, bars and nightclubs all over the UK.
Pam LLoyd believe in changing people’s attitudes to food and drink products and services, and we are delighted to have them as our lead launch party sponsor.
Bristol based marketing agency PamLloyd PR collaborates with clients locally and nationally working in food, drink, fresh produce and hospitality. The PLPR team changes attitudes to food and drink brands and services by sharing stories that inform and educate the media, customers, stakeholders and internal teams. PamLloyd PR’s disciplines include social media, public relations and marketing.
Bristol Food Connections is thrilled to have Natracare as one of our sponsors.
Naturacare’s concern is kindness to animals, the environment and anybody who may need to use feminine hygiene products by creating sustainably sourced and natural tampons, pads, liners and wipes. Their work to improve these products for the many people who use them makes them the perfect sponsor for our Breastfeeding and Beyond event.
We would like to thank Bristol 24/7 for another year as our programme partner and media partner.
It is fantastic to once again be working with B24/7 whose social impact agenda based on inspiring communities and celebrating diversity is so close to our own hearts. With the lion’s share of their profits being reinvested into the company and their ongoing community projects, like us they work to engage the whole of Bristol, so we couldn’t hope for a better partner to help get the word out about the festival.
A leading online platform for investing in the quity of startups and other growth companies Seedrs are a perfect fit in sponsoring our Business Bootcamp.
Seedrs allows all types of investors to invest as little or as much as they like (from £/€10) in businesses they believe in and share in their success. And it allows ambitious businesses in all sectors to raise capital and build community through an efficient, online process.
Bristol Food Connections would like to thank BES systems for the equipment they have provided us for the festival.
The Bristol based team has worked with numerous permanent and temporary installations across the south west, delivering top quality event production, technology and so much more to some of the best festivals nationwide.
We are excited to have Yeo Valley sponsor our Wake Up Rave on Friday 14th June.
Yeo Valley is an organic family farm based just outside of Bristol in Somerset. As the Yeo Valley Organic brand continues to grow, they remain steadfast in their concern for conservation and sustainable development, as well as high quality products.
Bristol Food Connections is delighted to join forces with Valley Fest at the Wake Up Rave on Friday 14th June.
Nestled a stonesthrow away from Bristol in the Chew Valley, the festival is a celebration of performing arts, food, drink and wellbeing. Valley Fest aligns with our attitude toward good quality and locally sourced food and we can’t wait to put on our dancing shoes and get a feel for Valley Fest right from our very own festival hub!
We are excited to have iZettle sponsor our Business Boot Camp.
iZettle has been empowering small businesses since 2010 with their innovative system for till operating, inventory and analytics. They played a critical role in supporting independent businesses flourish and we are very happy to work together with them in supporting Bristol’s independent food scene.
Bristol Food Connections are very happy to have Peter’s Yard sponsor our Demo Kitchen and launch party.
Peter’s Yard uses simple, natural ingredients including Shipton Mill organic flour, organic fresh milk and our precious sourdough, which is fed daily and allowed to ferment for 16 hours before each batch of crispbread is baked, true to the original Swedish recipe.
The Tomato Stall
Bristol Food Connections is pleased to have the Tomato Stall as a sponsor for our demo kitchen this year.
The Tomato Stall from the Isle of Wight brings the freshest, ripest and tastiest tomatoes to a wide range of farmers’ markets, farm shops and restaurants around the UK as well as delivering direct to your door.
All About the Cooks
All About the Cooks is Bristol’s new online marketplace for home-cooked food, matching talented home-cooks working in their own home, with people who want to eat.
Launching in September 2019, we are keen to hear from Cooks who might become one of the pioneer ‘hero’ cooks featured on our site when it launches.
Real Olive Company
The Real Olive Company can be found in our demo kitchen this year.
A certified organic produced and sourced from the best Mediterranean artisan farms, The Real Olive Company embody Bristol Food Connections’ passion for both sustainable and delicious food.
6 O Clock Gin
Sourcing exceptional organic fruit from around the world, and producing drinks in Devon, we are thrilled to have Luscombe Farm as a sponsor of our Demo Kitchen this year.
Using bespoke recipes using only premium organic ingredients, no artificial additives, sweeteners or concentrates, Luscome source directly from growers they trust, selecting ingredients according to the countries and climates where they thrive to ensure truly sumptuous taste profiles.
The Garlic Farm
The Garlic Farm is a fantastic addition to our Demo Kitchen Sponsors.
From cloves, to mayonnaise to garlic vodka, The Garlic Farm puts a new spin on this humble kitchen staple creating unique and flavoursome products with garlic at its heart!
Cookpad is a tech company building a community platform for people to share recipe ideas and cooking tips.
A big thank you to Bristol TV – our media partner and Pass It On sponsor.
Bristol TV is part of the largest local TV network in the UK, Local TV broadcasts to viewers in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Tyne & Wear, Teesside and North Wales. They deliver local content capturing the important stories, events and issues that matter to audiences. Engaging the hearts and minds of the people and businesses that make our cities great, Bristol TV prides themselves on showcasing the best our towns and cities have to offer.
Bowl of Plenty
All of us at Bristol Food Connections are excited to try the mouth-watering creations of Bowl of Plenty at our 2019 launch party.
With warm and inviting cafes in some of Bristol’s most prominent creative spaces, Bowl of Plenty uses local, organic, nutritious, ethical and sustainable ingredients to feed the people of Bristol.