Solkiki Chocolatemaker began in Dorset two years ago, with the aim of bringing a new type of chocolate to the UK. Believing the world has consumed one type of heavily-processed chocolate for a hundred years and that’s why it tastes bitter, Solkiki seek out cacao trees that are hard to grow and low yielding but taste great and don’t need to be heavily processed.
Fate and a passion to create a new exciting range of totally different Biscotti, is what inspired Paul Rostand to set up the Great British Biscotti in 2016. He now sells about 1.5m Biscotti a year nationwide to farm shops, delicatessens, the catering trade and they’ll soon be available from Ocado.
Tim and Jo Budden came to Higher Hacknell farm in Umberleigh, Devon in 1985 with a determination to farm, working with nature using a traditional system to produce sustainable food in a self-sufficient way where everything they grow is used, recycled and put back into the land.
Living on the edge of Dartmoor, walking and exploring its forests and tors, has been the inspiration for husband and wife team, Adam and Shelly Smith, who set up Dartmoor Spirit Craft Distillery two years ago.
The Elliott-Berry siblings (Cicely, Felix, Clarice and Digby), all under 25, set up the premium gin distillery, Sibling, in 2014 – securing a deal with Harvey Nichols in their first year. More success and accolades have followed with three Great Taste stars and a Gold award under their belts.
Gordon Woodcock’s and Katie Venner’s passion for fermentation and sourdough has inspired a generation of bakers around the globe. The couple run sourdough and fermenting classes at their artisan wood-fired bakery at Tracebridge, Somerset.