A nimble team, doing mighty things for Cornish food & drink

In a nutshell…

The clue’s in our name.  If you create or sell great food or drink in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly we can shout about it and help you. 

Trumpet blower, critical friend, helping hand, motivational mentor and factory of ideas.  The tentacles that reach out and the hub that brings it all together. The only organisation dedicated to making sure the collective voice of Cornish food and drink is heard and all the individual successes of our members grow. A national and international representative of our industry. That’s us.

Oodles of expertise, mountains of knowledge, extraordinary energy, great value for money.

What others have said about us…

Our members and partners know us best. They know whether we deliver or not. From the big and long established to the small and just setting out. Here’s what they have to say…

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“Over the past ten years we have greatly benefited from Ruth Huxley’s specialist business knowledge of food and drink through market intelligence reporting, mentoring and assistance with a funding application. Without question, I continue to profit from the wide ranging services now provided by ‘Team CFD’; a dynamic food industry support company brim full of energy, ideas and enthusiasm.”

Andy Atkinson, MD

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“Cornwall Food & Drink is the go-to for latest intelligence and sage advice on where to find partners, skills, opportunities and support. Discreet, wise, creative and innovative – an unusual combination of qualities but then that’s what Ruth Huxley and Cornwall F&D are all about. They are great at bringing people together whether for fun and celebration or to ask difficult questions.  Quick and nimble but always with the long view, Cornwall Food & Drink is a vital part of ‘brand Cornwall’ and Fifteen Cornwall is proud to be a member.”

Matthew Thomson, CEO

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“Cornwall Food & Drink have been there for us from Day One. They were not afraid in 2010 to tell us that our thoughts and plans regarding re-inventing ourselves were less than brilliant and they helped us to identify a way forward. They have been there from time to time when we have needed a guiding hand since then and we have great regard for their knowledge and professionalism.”

Trevor O’Shea, Director

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“Cornwall Food & Drink is key in supporting the role of food and drink in Cornwall’s economy.  The team have an amazing knowledge about Cornwall’s extensive and varied food and drink industry and are pivotal in articulating business needs and issues, as well as spotting opportunities.  They have really helped me to better understand this fantastic sector in Cornwall.”

Sandra Rothwell, Head of Economic Development

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“Cornwall Food & Drink are consummate professionals – every event we have worked on together has been planned and promoted extremely well and the team are dedicated to helping their members and promoting what Cornwall has to offer to the rest of the world.  At the Greenbank we are passionate about our food and drink and using local produce which is why we are members of Cornwall Food & Drink who share our ethos and enthusiasm.”

Julia Eccleston, Marketing Manager

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“We have gradually been growing to the point where we realised through the help and guidance of Ruth Huxley at Cornwall Food & Drink that we needed a structured plan for our brand, public presence and communication with consumers. This is exactly what Cornwall Food & Drink have offered us not only on a regional scale but national too. We are very confident that they are helping us grow our business in a very professional and articulate manner.  Thank you Cornwall Food and Drink.”

Rebecca Tonks, Partner

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“Local food and drink is one of the key experiences our visitors seek and the high quality excellent work undertaken by Cornwall Food & Drink is one of the reasons Cornwall is voted the nation’s favourite holiday destination. I have immense respect for the dedication and energy that Ruth and her team bring to developing and promoting Cornish food and drink.”

Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall

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“Cornwall Food & Drink beautifully led by Ruth Huxley and her team have their collective fingers firmly on the pulse of the vibrant Cornish food and drink scene. Never ones to stand still, they’re always one step ahead of game, pushing themselves and the Cornish brand forward. If you want to be on a winning team I suggest you join now, you won’t regret it!”

Nick, Kelli, Sarah and Team BP

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“We are a growing food business, with all the expertise to make things happen. It was so refreshing to find that Cornwall Food & Drink totally understood the predicaments and problems that we face and could pull together all that was necessary to enable us to put forward our proposals for funding and growing our business. Cornish professionalism and food knowledge at its best!”

Philip Warren, Director