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Walsall-based G Simmons & Sons, the family-owned manufacturer of pork scratchings, pork crackling and related products, is to expand its premises to cater for record demand following £334,000 in funding from Santander Business Banking.

Food and drink firms from the South West recently visited China on our trade mission to network with distributors and buyers, and sign trade deals.

Some of the UK’s leading organic and gluten-free food manufacturers visited Spain earlier this month on a four-day trade mission.

Okehampton-headquartered Forthglade Foods Ltd, an award-winning supplier of natural pet foods, has secured £5 million in Growth Capital funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

The 35-staff firm, run by a husband and wife management team, Stephen and Colleen Walker, has already established clients in New York, San Diego and Miami, and is looking to build on this momentum with a renewed push into the world’s biggest food import market.

Given that whisky has been made in Scotland for over half a millennium, how old do you think the oldest whisky distillery in England is? 300 years? 200? In fact, the English Whisky Company, based in Norfolk at the aptly named St George’s Distillery is the oldest English distillery but was only established in 2005. In whisky terms, the EWC could almost be described as a start-up.


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