Meet our sponsors

Lincolnshire Life could not run the competition without the support of these Lincolnshire companies who share our pride in working with the food, farming and hospitality sectors.

Taste Lincolnshire
Taste Lincolnshire is the new food membership organisation from the team at Visit Lincoln. Taste Lincolnshire celebrates food and drink from the county and the hard work and dedication of those businesses which grow, produce, sell and serve it.

Sleaford Quality Foods
Sleaford Quality Foods are a leading supplier of high quality ingredients for the food manufacturing and catering industries. They specialise in dried and dehydrated food products from herbs and spices, to potatoes, onions, fruit and vegetables through to dried soups, bouillons, gravies, seasonings and core cooking ingredients.

The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company
The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company was founded by Susie and John Carlisle with the aim of supplying the best quality loose leaf tea and freshly roasted coffee to be enjoyed every day.

The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company is made up of lovers and connoisseurs of quality worldwide tea and coffee.

With a passion for introducing everyone to the great taste of good tea and coffee they teach people the art of preparation, consumption and conversation.

Stokes Tea and Coffee
Stokes Tea & Coffee has been a family run business since 1902.Their vast range of tea and coffee is sourced, blended, roasted and packed in their Lincoln home at The Lawn.

Not only do they supply wholesale and retail products, they have three Stokes Cafés in the heart of Lincoln where they offer home-made food including a luxurious afternoon tea and of course, their signature tea and coffee

Lindsey James
With over twenty years in her store at The Oak in Heckington, Lindsey James owner Jan Palmer has plenty of experience finding the right outfit for any occasion. “I have always been interested in design,” Jan explained, “and my first priority was always to find fashion which would really suit my customers. I consider fashion to be an investment for your wardrobe and I have always bought with quality, originality and occasion in mind.” With over twenty-five different collections, plus a dedicated hat section, Lindsey James can help with your full outfit.

JHWalter LLP provides property, business, planning and energy services to corporate and private clients throughout the East Midlands. Originally founded in 1790, the practice has a professional team of chartered surveyors, advisers and agents based in Lincoln.

Batemans Brewery
The Batemans story is one of enterprise, innovation and good, honest, human values.

“Our great-grandparents George and Susannah Bateman started the Brewery in 1874 to supply the local farmers, who paid their land workers part in produce, part in money and part in beer. Why they bothered with money, we have no idea – as it seems most of it was spent on more of George’s beer!

“We’ve been making well-loved beers and running great pubs to the highest standard ever since.”

Duncan & Toplis
Established in 1925, Duncan & Toplis has grown into one of the largest independent firms of chartered accountants in the East Midlands region. Their 11 offices are located in Lincolnshire (Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Louth, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, and Stamford), Leicestershire (Loughborough and Melton Mowbray), and Nottinghamshire (Newark).

Hospitality Staffing
Hospitality Staffing UK is a recruitment agency offering permanent recruitment solutions for both privately owned and group owned hotels, restaurants and gastro pubs. Our staffing agency is one of the leading hospitality job recruitment agencies in the UK. We offer a variety of jobs in the industry sector that may appeal to you. We are able to provide hospitality management jobs within the hotel, operations, catering and restaurant fields.

Fresthime, which employs 350 people at its site on Boston’s Riverside Industrial Estate, provides prepared vegetables, snacks and salads to leading supermarkets and multinationals as well as restaurants and other food service industries.

Freshtime is a privately owned company founded in 2000 supplying major retailers with prepared vegetables. Since then they have invested over £14 million in their purpose-built site to develop their product range and production capabilities.

Pilgrim Foodservice
As a family-owned business, Pilgrim Foodservice strives to be the caterer’s preferred choice for all their Food & Drink needs, offering you an unrivalled experience. They are committed to providing their customers with quality products, outstanding customer service and innovative solutions. The recent introduction of theirprepared vegetable facility and purpose-built state-of-the-art butchery has seen our product portfolio grow. They now supply over 5,000 products; these include Fresh Produce, Prepared Vegetables, Chilled, Specialty, Frozen, Local and Butchery items.

As one of the most successful independent consumer co operatives in the UK, Lincolnshire Coop are proud to be able to offer a wide range of services from our family of businesses. You’ll see that as a co operative, we trade differently from other retailers.

The Coop is owned by their members, the people of Lincolnshire and Newark, and has been for more than 150 years.

All the Coop profits are recycled locally. They do this by sharing dividend with their members, investing in new and improved services and by giving grants and donations to local community groups, charities and schools through their Community Champions scheme.

Dexter and Sharpe
Dexter and Sharpe provides a comprehensive range of services including accountancy, audit, business advisory and tax compliance services to many clients throughout Lincolnshire and beyond. With offices across Lincolnshire they offer jargon-free practical advice which is not only accurate but tailored to your needs.

Lincs FM
Lincs FM is a UK Independent Local Radio radio station serving Lincolnshire and Newark, from the Humber to The Wash. It broadcasts on 96.7, 97.6 and 102.2FM, and online. The station plays a variety of classic hits from the 1970s through to the 2000s, including current Top 40 hits.

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