Blacker Hall Farm has been voted Retailer of the Year at The Farm Business Food and Farming Awards, held at the Members Dining Room of the House of Commons on 5th December. The Awards celebrate the people and businesses leading the way in the UK Farm and Food industry, with accolades for individuals, businesses, enterprise, business practice, marketing, buying and retailing.
This is the third time this year that Blacker Hall has been voted Retailer of the Year – in March 2014 we were awarded UK’s Best Farm Shop by FARMA, and in September 2014 Yorkshire Life and their readers voted Blacker Hall ‘Farm Shop of the Year’.
The Farm Business judges assessed entries on a number of criteria, including retailing quality products at the right price, and delivering great customer service, all of which the team here at Blacker Hall pride themselves on.
The judges commented on their appreciation that Blacker Hall had made ‘impressive progress in so short a time’ – having been operating for just 15 years, and with a latest annual turnover increase of 11%, they consider us ‘a phenomenal family business with some great retail figures and very strong sense of style in everything they do’.
Edward Garthwaite, owner and Managing Director, commented, ‘We’re delighted to receive this award, which reflects the hard work of our growing team, all dedicated to producing fantastic food from locally sourced ingredients, and our appreciative and loyal customers’.