Food (and drink) for thought after a year of lockdowns

Howard Davies of Salcombe Gin

Howard Davies - Credit: rawfoodanddrink

As the anniversary of the first lockdown is fast approaching, a few South Devon members of Food Drink Devon were asked to share any positives that they can take away from this experience as well as highlighting any further help that they will need to get the food and drink industry back on track in Devon.  

A world-famous South Devon gin company admits the pandemic has made them a more efficient and collaborative company. 

“The pandemic has definitely made us more efficient and better at working from home...I knew there was good cross business support in Devon, but this has far exceeded expectations.” said Howard Davies, Salcombe Distilling Co Founder and Director 

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“We created postable products from our Devon potatoes...My business is better,” said Leanne Carr, Devon Cove, Galmpton Founder. 

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Greg Parsons, of Sharpham

Greg Parsons - Credit: rawfoodanddrink

‘”Food security could be a significant issue for the UK based on our dependence on imports and there needs to be more focus on eating British and seasonally.. It is a ‘use it or lose it situation!” said Greg Parsons, Owner / Director of the Sharpham Partnership Ltd, Ashprington