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Double helping of Awards sponsors

Posted: 29/03/17 by The Mallows Company Limited

On the eve of the competition’s launch for 2017/18, it’s been announced that two further sponsors have stepped up to the plate in support of the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards.

Leading commercial law firm Howes Percival LLP and Northampton College, who are both Chamber members, have joined the prestigious line up of long-standing sponsors, including Booker, Weetabix, Whitco Catering and Bakery Equipment and Northamptonshire County Council, in becoming category sponsors of the competition designed to celebrate all that is best about the county’s food and drink sector.

Howes Percival LLP is sponsoring the ‘F&B Achiever of the Year’ category and Partner Matthew Talbot, who is head of the firm’s Food and Drink Sector, explained why the company is getting involved: “We are delighted to be a major category sponsor of the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards for the first time. Howes Percival is not only Northampton’s longest established law firm but also the leading firm in the region and one of the few legal advisors throughout the East Midlands to have a dedicated and specialist food and drink team advising businesses small and large in the industry in relation to all of their business requirements.

“We recognise that the food and drink sector is massively important to the UK economy and we have the expertise and experience to help businesses with any issues they may have” added Matthew.

Meanwhile Northampton College, which has been a partner of the competition since its inception, is extending its support by sponsoring the ‘Great Service Award’, something which Principal Pat Brennan-Barrett sees as a perfect partnership: “As the leading college for Northamptonshire, we are delighted to be sponsoring this category. Excellent service is a very important element of our catering and hospitality programmes – indeed it is in the DNA right across the college – and we ensure that our students really understand its importance before they embark on their careers” revealed Pat.

“We are also looking forward to exploring the county’s establishments to find some beacons of really good service that deserve to be showcased by these awards, some of which may provide valuable career opportunities to our students once they have successfully completed their studies with us” she added.

Full details of the ninth year of the Awards are being kept under wraps until the launch which is taking place on Thursday 30th March at Dawn Farms in Northampton, co-sponsor of the ‘Chef of the Year’ category.

For more information about this year’s competition, including downloading entry forms, nomination forms or becoming a sponsor, please visit (after 30th March) or email or call 01933 664437.

You can also follow the Awards on twitter at @foodawardsHQ and on Facebook at

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