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The Little Red Berry Co have recently been shortlisted for a White Rose award in the Makers and Producers category. ‘We were delighted to be shortlisted, there are some fabulous producers out there, but to know we made the grade for the shortlist is so encouraging’ says Rachel.

Producers and Makers Award Short List

DeliVita Limited,

Masons Yorkshire Gin, Bedale

The Little Red Berry Co. Ripon

Tipple Tails, Sheffield

Yorkshire Dama Cheese, Sowerby Bridhe

Yorkshire Heart Vineyard & Brewery, York

 

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:

 

“The quality of this year’s entries has been exceptional and makes me feel hugely proud of all the brilliant work going on in tourism in the county. It’s an honour to be part of these awards that recognise the many businesses and organisations that make Yorkshire such an amazing destination. 

 

I extend my thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and huge congratulations to those who have made the shortlist.”

 

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The Little Red Berry Co is set to have another busy summer. The award-winning liqueur & flavoured gin manufacturer and owner of Little Berry Bar, a converted mobile bar, has a large line up of local events over the coming month.

Owner Rachel Jamieson says ‘July is always a busy month for us, our favourite event of the season the Great Yorkshire Show is approaching, we love being part of such an iconic event in the Yorkshire calendar’.

This year the show will be busier than ever for The Red Berry team. Alongside their stand in the food hall, (Stand 584)  where they will be sampling and selling their delicious liqueurs and flavoured gins, the will also be taking part in a demonstration and sampling session at the Welcome to Yorkshire stand (Stand 704) on Tuesday 11th July, and have sponsored the private drinks reception for The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution by supplying their Strawberry Vodka Liqueur for a Yorkshire style Pimm’s.

‘I come from a farming family says Rachel, it is a hard industry to work in, so when we were asked to sponsor the RABI event we were delighted to help’. ‘Since starting The Little Red Berry Co in 2011 we have always tried to source our fruit from local growers. We still work with local farms such as Spilman’s fruit farm, Thirsk. Side Oven Bakery, Driffield and Herbs Unlimited, Thirsk. Yorkshire offers a great supply of local food and we should take full advantage of that’. 

To find out which other events The Little Red Berry Co are attending over the summer and to take part in their summer drinks giveaway competition, visit www.thelittleredberry.co.uk and follow their social media. 

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Today is International Women's Day! 

As the owner and manager of The Little Red Berry Co I wanted to tell you a short story about me.

When I saw it was International Women's Day, I couldn't help but think back to the day I told some of my old work colleagues I was leaving my well paid management job to start out on my own. You know what happened? 
.....They laughed. 
I'm not sure why, was it because I was a women entering a business world or was it because I was only 26?

6 Years later and that day still drives me forward. 
I wouldn't call myself a feminist and sometimes I even think equality is a tricky subject to get into a discussion about.

However I was brought up in a family where if you work hard for what you want, there is a good chance you can achieve it. You make your own path and often you make your own luck.

Some people tell me they wouldn't dare do what I've done, but I know lots of Women in Business and my question is, why should it even be a question?

Business is hard and for some reason being a Women in business can be even harder.

Today, if a colleague, friend or family member, female or not, tells you they have a business idea and they want to try it. Don't laugh and say why? Smile and say, why not?!


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