Your business is developing nicely, building on the success and goodwill generated by your hard work and dedication. On the horizon, detail emerges of the biggest construction project in Europe, the building of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station – here in Somerset! If only you could get your produce into the kitchens and restaurants feeding the workforce – but how?
EDF Energy is encouraging localism and is keen to source locally produced food and drink where possible. The aspiration from EDF Energy’s perspective is that when the last engineer closes his toolbox at the end of the build programme, there is a legacy left in Somerset of bigger and stronger companies that were involved in the supply chain.
EDF Energy wants a ‘field to fork’ solution, ideally delivered through one point of contact. Having understood the requirements of EDF Energy, Somerset Larder has emerged as a potential solution. Working together, this group of Somerset food and drink producers has set up a Company Limited by Guarantee. The group continues to work extremely closely with EDF Energy in developing a solution which will benefit them all.
There continue to be opportunities for additional companies to get involved with Somerset Larder. For the reasons of continuity and resilient supply, there is a requirement for numerous suppliers to provide produce in each of the sectors. Meat, bakery products and fresh produce are typical examples of sectors where the demands will be so great that opportunities should exist for many producers.
If the idea of providing produce to help feed a workforce of thousands has captured your imagination, then please contact Somerset Larder and every effort will be made to involve you in this exciting opportunity.
If you would like to join Somerset Larder, please contact us to register your interest and request an application form.