Local food entrepreneur, Julie Corcutt, has been nominated in the Devon Venus Awards 2016 and, after being a semi-finalist and being visited by the category sponsors is now a confirmed finalist in two categories – Entrepreneur of the Year and New Business.
She owns and runs Veg in a Box with her partner Bela, and their sister company is TheDevon Meatbox Company. Both businesses have gone from strength to strength with standard, custom made and themed boxes changing constantly to what the customer wants and a flexible delivery schedule.
I have blogged about them in the past and continue to support them in any way I can in my spare time from a foodie and PA point of view and I can say they are one of the most incredibly hard working people I know. Along with existing products they sell, I am pleased to have introduced other small suppliers to them, who they love collaborating with by stocking items in their boxes – bringing the smaller producer to the customer. It’s a fantastic ethos – any suppliers out there, do get in touch with them if you think this is something that would help you.
The winners will be announced at a glamorous ceremony and gala dinner at The Great Hall, University of Exeter on Friday 18th November 2016. Further categories and finalists were announced recently on Venus Awards twitter page: https://twitter.com/WomenAwards
If you’d like to know a bit more about them, click here for my 10 Q&A with them from earlier in the year.
We have some fantastic small food businesses in Devon and we should support them as best we can.