Our thanks go to our generous sponsors for 2013 and our main supporter Exeter City Council.
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2014 Festival and benefitting from association with one of the UK's leading food and drink Festivals, visit this page or contact June Hutchings
- Exeter City Council - MAIN SUPPORTER
With the historic city of Exeter as its centre and surrounded by unspoilt countryside, including 2 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Jurassic Coast – make Heart of Devon an ideal place for an outdoor adventure.
Enjoy cycling rolling country lanes, the Exe Estuary Trail or something more challenging at Haldon Forest Park.
The pace of life is vibrant, the people are friendly and the food is fresh and delicious! Take a tour around one of the many vineyards, try a sample before you buy!
Visit www.heartofdevon.com for inspirational ideas.
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We are the team behind your favourite places to eat out, we are responsible for getting fresh, chilled, grocery and frozen food, along side non food lines, catering equipment and wine to thousands of our customers every day so they can make every visit a great one. We are passionate about supporting our customers across Exeter and offering innovative new products and support to help them to be a success. We are already talking with companies about the packages on offer so don't delay in getting in touch. Visit this page for more details.
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- Abode Hotels
ABode is dedicated to offering our guests the very best. From the finest local specialities and most memorable city locations, to unique surroundings and ambiance, our hotels are destinations in themselves. We are totally dedicated to making your stay simply exceptional. Whether you visit us for a relaxing break or a business meeting, an intimate meal with friends or a fairytale wedding, our attention to detail, quality and tradition will make your time with us unforgettable.
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- Boulter Bowen
At BoulterBowen we have built our business around the concept that everyone has a Unique Ability, something we are each brilliant at, never tire of doing, continually improve at and that others value.
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- Brownsword Hotels
Brownsword Hotels is establishing itself as one of the finest collections of privately owned hotels in the UK.
Comprising of twelve properties across the UK in country and city locations, Brownsword Hotels is wholly owned by husband and wife partnership Andrew and Christina Brownsword. The company began with the purchase of The Bath Priory in 1994. The hotel was well known and loved by the family and as owners they wanted to deliver the very best guest experience at this property. The intervening years have seen the Bath Priory establish itself as one of the foremost Country House Hotels accruing numerous awards and accolades most recently being the awarded a coveted Gold for Best Small Hotel from Visit England.
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- Darts Farm
From the humble beginnings of the farm shop hut nearly 40 years ago Darts Farm has continually evolved. Our farm shop is still at the centre of our success, with the emphasis on food that is locally grown reared, baked or caught. We have an on-site master butcher, fishmonger, baker, deli, cider maker and restaurant. We also have a fantastic lifestyle shopping experience to offer. With a compilation of carefully handpicked specialist retailers, all under one roof.
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- Devon County Council
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Ease is an independent, reliable construction management and building company covering the South West, with an elite team specializing in relationship based building, project delivery and contracting across the hotel, hospitality, leisure, residential and education sectors, ranging from £15,000 to multi million pound schemes. We provide specialist expertise in: Project and Construction Management; New Build; Interiors; Small Works and Refurbishments; Roofing; and Maintenance/Asset Management.
Good communication and customer focus is paramount and the customers’ expectations are exceeded by our approach and expertise, working alongside the design consultants together with our local supply chain to ensure quality, on time delivery, within budget, and we thrive to give the Client a better experience.
Will Ashworth, Managing Director, The Hotel & Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay, said: “Ease are quite simply the best at what they do for companies like Watergate Bay. They continually surprise me with their levels of professionalism, reliability and above all else, I trust them implicitly to deliver.”
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- Everys Solicitors
Everys is the leading private client lawyer in the region providing high quality legal services to families and businesses across Devon and Somerset. It has headquarters in Exeter city centre and eight regional offices in the key market and seaside towns of Honiton, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Taunton and Bridgwater, which specialise in rural affairs. The firm also has an international office in Dubai. Everys actively supports its local communities with a wide range of sporting and charitable sponsorships
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- Exeter Castle
Following nearly a thousand years of Crown occupation, the Exeter Castle, its courtyard and the backdrop of the Northernhay Gardens now provide one of the most unique event venues in Devon and arguably in the South West. We offer modern yet traditional spaces for culture, commerce & living.
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- Exeter College
Exeter College is thriving as an exciting, friendly and purposeful college which is committed to ensuring all our students succeed. The Michael Caines Academy, launched at Exeter's Food Festival in 2011, aims to train the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs in ‘excellence in hospitality’. It is one of a number of inspirational academies that challenge students to excel in their chosen field. We have high expectations of our students and staff and each year their combined efforts result in excellent exam results, outstanding training successes and brilliant music, arts, sports and community achievements. We welcome students of all ages and abilities and offer a comprehensive range of courses including over 35 A levels, the International Baccalaureate, over 85 vocational courses, apprenticeships, university level programmes, adult learning courses and short courses including leadership and management courses for employers. Come and be part of it!
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Fermoy’s Garden Centre and Farm Shop, Newton Abbot are committed to supporting local suppliers and offering customers a great service and extensive choices of top quality local food and drink as well as everything you need for the home and garden. From a great range of outdoor furniture and BBQs to quality plants and shrubs our staff are always pleased to offer help and advice. Winner of the Garden Retailer of the Year for two consecutive years, it’s a great place to come and spend some time browsing the store and relaxing in our award winning café.
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- Gidleigh Park
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In-toto is the UK's largest kitchen specialist chain with over 50 independently owned studios. This mix of local enterprise and big company expertise makes your local In-toto a very different kind of kitchen specialist with talented motivated designer dedicated to making your new kitchen a success. Developed over 30 years, our proven project management systems ensure that your new kitchen will be completed, on budget with care, respect and minimum disruption to you and your home.
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Killerton, National Trust
Killerton is a leader in the National Trust food stakes. At 6,400 acres, the estate includes 18 tenant farms, a community farm, 32 acres of allotments, 52 acres of traditional English orchards, beehives, a 200 year old working flour mill and stylishly refurbished Killerton Kitchen restaurant and Stables cafe. Local food is an integral part of a visitor’s experience with daily home cooked menus being shaped by the produce seasonally available on the estate. Killerton Estate Produce includes still and sparkling cider, orchard honey, Clyston Mill flour, apple juice and chutney. These have won a number of local food awards, including wins for six consecutive years at the National Trust Fine Farm Produce awards. Besides the monthly farmers’ market, Killerton’s shop is also a great destination for food lovers. Funds generated from sales are invested directly back into conserving Killerton’s heritage and landscape.
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- Michael Caines Academy
The Michael Caines Academy is an innovative partnership designed to nurture the future generation of talented restaurateurs, chefs and food service personnel. The Academy, inspired by the college’s famous alumnus, Michael Caines MBE, is in partnership with City and Guilds and sponsored by 3663 and Robert Welch. The elite students, selected for their passion for the industry and ambition to excel, enjoy a mix of challenging practical and theoretical workshops with high profile experiences and masterclasses from leading chefs and the region’s most renowned food experts – all designed to promote excellence in hospitality and catering.
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- Michael Caines Restaurant
ABode Exeter, overlooking Exeter's magnificent Cathedral, provides a stunning setting for what has already become Exeter's premier dining venue. The light and spacious dining room is at once beautiful yet not overly formal. This sets the tone for Michael Caines cuisine that is similarly considered, produced from the freshest seasonal and local produce and ingredients.
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- Michelmores Solicitors
Michelmores has built the largest and one of the strongest private client practices in the region and is widely acknowledged as a sector leader having been voted UK & Ireland Legal Team of the Year in the STEP Private Client Awards in 2011.
The bedrock of our private client team’s success is our lawyers’ ability to consistently deliver positive legal advice based on professional knowledge, confidence, respect, trust and, above all, results.
The firm deals with tax and wealth protection issues; inheritance tax and planning for retirement; wills trust and probate; accidents & injuries, family law and residential conveyancing.
Described by Chambers & Partners as "Excellent for trusts and will planning, agricultural accounts and tax problems", Michelmores sets the standards for others to meet.
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- Otter Brewery
The building of the Otter Brewery was, and still is, a labour of love. Established in 1990 by David and Mary Ann McCaig and located on a sixteenth century farm high up in the Blackdown Hills, it is now one of the South West’s leading suppliers of cask conditioned beer and has been named the 2013 ‘Brewery of the Year’ by the Good Pub Guide. The site is home to the UK’s first underground eco cellar and the brewery’s aim has always been to produce commercially viable beers that are full of integrity, provenance and real character. Otter Ale, Otter Bitter, Otter Bright, Otter Head and Otter Amber are available all year round.
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- Paramount Personnel
Paramount Personnel is an independent agency, that has achieved success through offering a tailor made and personal recruitment service. We treat everybody in the manner that we would expect to be treated and expect all workers to do the same on our client sites.
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Princesshay is home to over 60 stores and restaurants including big brands, fashionista's favourites, beautiful jewellers, luxurious gift retailers and health & beauty stores, not to mention the host of places to eat including Strada, Coal Grill & Bar, Nandos, Chandos Deli & La Tasca.
Visit our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/princesshayshopping
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- Purity Day Spa
Purity Day Spa for your beauty, relaxation and well-being
Curled up amongst the quaint cobbled streets of Exeter and overlooking its impressive Cathedral, Purity Spa offers a wide range of treatments in a vintage-inspired cubby hole of beauty, adorned with shabby chic furniture and floral pastels.
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- Robert Welch
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- Stephens Scown
Stephens Scown, one of the leading law firms in Devon and Cornwall with offices in Exeter, St Austell and Truro are consistently top rated in Legal 500 and Chambers Guide, with legal teams providing expert personal and business advice. Clients not only trust our expertise, they value our determination in helping them achieve the right result. This commitment to quality and customer service is one of the reasons why we continue to attract high quality work from regional, national and international clients.
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- The Gro Company
The Gro Company is a South West business that has become a global success story. Their Grobag is the number 1 Baby Sleep Bag brand in the UK and Australia with over 3.5 million sold and a unique recommendation from The Lullaby Trust (formerly FSID), one of the world’s leading authorities on sleep safety.
The Gro Company range includes Gro-egg room thermometers, Gro Anywhere Blinds and the incredibly popular Gro-clock sleep trainer that gives parents of toddlers a welcome lie-in in the mornings.
Discover the full range at www.gro.co.uk
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- Total Produce
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