Crowned Cumbria Life Food Producer of the Year 2017

31st March 2017

Bells of Lazonby winners of the Food Producer of the Year award. Representatives Sally Kidd, second left and Carolyn Nichol with sponsor Danny Martin, Westmorland Family and host Prue LeithWe triumphed at the Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards, winning The Food Producer of the Year category against a very strong shortlist!

The award ceremony, held at Kendal College was hosted by newly announced judge of The Great British Bake Off, Prue Leith.

Two of our lovely employees, Carolyn Nicol (Commercial & Innovation Manager) & Sally Kidd (National Account Manager) received the award on behalf of Bells of Lazonby.

The Judging Panel said: “We are full of admiration for this business that successfully combines artisan bakes with the ability to supply millions of consistent quality products to the likes of Costa coffee.”

Carolyn, who manages the New Product Development team said: The awards evening was very inspiring and it was such a joy to be amongst so many great companies from Cumbria with a passion for food!

The awards evening’ main sponsor was Booths, whom we have maintained a close supplier relationship with for over 30 years, supplying fresh artisan bread, cakes and bakes to their stores daily.

Sally who is Account Manager for Booths said: Our relationship with Booths is one of a family, we provide them with delicious and innovative products and Booths showcase them in their beautiful stores with real flair – creating a fulfilling food partnership right on our doorstep of Cumbria.

Michael Bell, Managing Director at Bells of Lazonby is thrilled to receive the award, he said: “I feel incredibly humbled that Bells of Lazonby has won this award – it is testament to the brilliant employees we have at Bells, who work so tirelessly to make the business successful.”