Proud sponsors of Carlisle College Awards 2019

By |2019-06-21T14:43:36+01:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Proud sponsors of Carlisle College Awards 2019

Once again, we were delighted to be supporting the Carlisle College Awards. We were sponsors of the Outstanding Apprenticeship Achievement awards which covered five different categories:

* Adult Care

* Technical Services

* Construction

* Professional Services

* Computing

Graham Jenkins, our managing director, and Brian Baxter, key sales & account manager were invited along to celebrate with the shortlisted and winning students.

Graham handed out the awards to the hard-working recipients.

We would like to congratulate all the winners and wish them the very best for the future!

Own brand wins again!

By |2019-06-27T16:19:20+01:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Chefs Selections wins awards

Cash & Carry Management, in partnership with the Craft Guild of Chefs, has announced the winners of the 2019 CCM Chefs’ Own Brand Awards and we are delighted that our own brand Chefs Selections won awards.

The star of the show for Caterforce was the new Chefs Selections Chocolate Pinata Cake (206203C) which won Best Innovation of the Year: open to any foodservice own-brand product launched within the past 12 months!

The judges found some of the products so good that they awarded them a ‘Best of the Best’ accolade and we’re very proud to say that our Sweet Potato […]

Sponsorship of 23rd Keswick Beer Festival

By |2019-06-11T09:06:54+01:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Sponsorship of Keswick Beer Festival

This year, we were proud sponsors of the Keswick Beer Festival. Held every year in the beautiful town in the Lakes, the beer festival is organised by The Keswick Lions and Keswick Rugby Club. The festival raises funds to support sport development within the rugby club and as well as a selection of charities chosen by The Lions.

The festival was held on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June and featured over 200 different beers with music from live bands. This year saw the 23rd anniversary of the event.

As always, the crowds turned out in their hundreds to enjoy beer and great music!


Durham students work with world class chocolatier

By |2019-05-16T15:31:51+01:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Durham students work with world class chocolatier

On Wednesday 16th April, we visited New College Durham with award-winning chocolatier and pastry chef, Mark Tilling. Our account manager, Hayley from HB Ingredients, arranged the visit with Leah Walker from the college to engage the students in the art of creating fine desserts from chocolate.

Mark is a world class chocolatier who has appeared on Channel 4’s Creme da la Creme and most recently Extreme Chocolate Makers. He demonstrated a few tricks of the trade and then the students had a practice; the results were amazing!

Our sales managers, Stewart Jack, Maxine Whitfield […]

Sausage sales raise an appealing amount!

By |2019-05-01T15:40:46+01:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Sausage sales raise an appealing amount!

During March, we held a special promotion on one of our favourite recipe sausages to help raise funds for Hospice at Home, Carlisle & North Lakeland. We raised a grand total of £475 to help this worthy cause.

For every kilo of our special Pork & Marmalade Sausage sold, we vowed to donate £1 to the Carlisle-based charity. The sausages are a popular choice for our customers! They are made to our own Cumberland sausage recipe and laced with quality marmalade from Claire’s Handmade.

The initiative tied in with the World’s Original Dalemain Marmalade Awards which were held during March. The festival raises funds every […]

Ten lucky hamper winners!

By |2019-04-15T16:42:34+01:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Food show winners …

Our successful food show was held in February this year, and as always, we held a grand prize draw.

We are proud to announce the winners of our ten luxury hampers!

The lucky winners were …

1. Helen Garner, The Farmers Arms, Portinscale

2. Donald, The Highland Drove Inn, Grt Salkeld – it was his 43rd wedding anniversary on the day Sue handed over his hamper!

3. Stephanie Skelly, Georgian House Hotel, Whitehaven

4. Julie, The Greyhound Inn, Cotehill, nr Carlisle

5. Jordan Bindi, Italian Cottage Restaurant, Chorley

6. Heather, Boathouse Tea Rooms, Talkin Tarn, nr Carlisle

7. Byron, Proper Tasty, Northallerton

Allergy Awareness Week 2019

By |2019-04-02T09:56:01+01:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

29th April – 3rd May

Allergy Awareness Week is ran in conjunction with Allergy UK, a national charity providing support, information and advice for those living with allergic disease.

In the UK, the number of people with allergies grows by 5% every year. There has been a significant increase to food intolerances, especially to foods such as wheat, dairy, eggs, gluten and corn.

We all know the importance of declaring allergen information. There are 14 major allergens which must be declared to customers.

Regulations are changing …

In March 2020, an establishment that serves food and drink to the end consumer, will have to advise calorie information […]

Proud to support Carlisle Youth Zone

By |2019-03-15T10:56:09+01:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

We are a proud supporter of Carlisle Youth Zone

For many years we have been a proud sponsor and supporter of Carlisle Youth Zone and on Thursday 14th March, we visited to hand over a cheque for £2,000.

Our sales manager, Gemma Hodgson (pictured left), handed a cheque to Lynsey Buckle (pictured right) who is the Development Manager at the youth zone.

Carlisle Youth Zone relies on charity donations to run its services to help children from a wide range of backgrounds from across the county. The youth zone is based in Carlisle and provides a safe and fun place for children and young people to meet, make new […]

Colourful fun run sponsorship

By |2019-03-13T12:59:26+01:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Colour Run 2019 sponsors

We are proud to announce, for the third year, we are sponsoring Eden Valley Hospice’s annual Colour Run!

Each year the Carlisle-based hospice organises the fun run at Carlisle Racecourse to help raise vital funds to maintain it’s services. The run takes place on Sunday 12th May this year.

The Colour Run is a 5km event which sees participants run, jog, walk or even toddle through a sea of paint and bubbles. This is a family fun event and we’ll be entering a team of runners to help raise money too. Last year our team raised just under £600 which is a marvellous total!

Below is a gallery […]

International Women’s Day event

By |2019-03-13T09:51:38+01:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Celebrating Women in Business

On Friday 8th March, we attended a Women in Business event at Carlisle Lake District Airport.

The event was organised by Natwest to celebrate International Women’s Day and invited working women from across the area to come together and celebrate success and achievement. Our marketing manager, Karen Graham, attended and represented us by showcasing a stand showing a huge array of local produce from suppliers that we work closely alongside. From Claire’s Handmade jams and chutneys, ales from Carlisle Brewing and Brack n Brew to gin from the Lakes Distillery, our stand attracted a lot of attention.

There were many inspirational female speakers invited on the day. Kate Willard, […]