Richmondshire is home to a thriving cluster of food and drink businesses, from world renowned brands such as Wensleydale Creamery, through to award winning gin makers and aspiring brewers.
There are large food producers supplying the national wholesale market, Holmesterne Foods , specialist food producers supplying their gluten free products to major supermarkets, The Gluten Free Kitchen and small traditional artisan producers supplying local hospitality businesses – all of them grow and thrive in the district.
Local colleges, for example Darlington College, support a first-class learning experience in a range of hospitality and catering courses, with some past students gaining employment in world famous Michelin-starred restaurants. Access to state-of-the-art research and development facilities at Biorenewables Development Centre, provides businesses with support to develop new products and processes to be at the forefront of innovation within the food industry.
The combination of true entrepreneurial spirit, local ingredient supply chains, a passion for quality and excellent transport infrastructure ensures that any food and drink manufacturer can successfully locate to the district.