Otter Vale Voted Best Brand And Win Gold Award At Food And Drink Devon Awards
Otter Vale, based in Cullompton, won Best Brand at the prestigious Food Drink Devon Awards on Monday 8th October at the Highbullen Hotel. They also received a Gold Award for their amazing Redcurrant Jelly.
Otter Vale, a thriving family business, has been hand making savoury jellies, chutneys, mustards and other preserves for nearly forty years. The business was established in 1979 in Budleigh Salterton where they remained up until 2016 when they moved to Cullompton to support the growth of the business. The Food Drink Devon award wins are the latest in a long history of awards and are testament to their ongoing commitment to making exceptional quality products for their customers.
Judges at this year’s awards selected Otter Vale as winner of Best Brand 2018-19 for having a great provenance story, engaging and Devon-centric social media, superb and consistent branding backed up with products that did total justice to the brand message. Their Redcurrant Jelly was recognised with a Gold Award for being one of the highest standards of food on offer throughout the county.
Ben Laxon, Managing Director at Otter Vale, said:
“We’re delighted that our Redcurrant Jelly has been recognised with a Food Drink Devon Gold award, as it’s always been popular throughout Devon. Winning Food Drink Devon’s Best Brand award was fantastic. It’s a real boost as we enter our 40th year of business, and testament to the hard work of my parents, wife and our team. We’re grateful to our loyal customers and suppliers for all their ongoing support and best wishes.
“We plan to further build on the strong foundations that my grandfather and parents have created and carry on making quality products with integrity and passion for our customers to enjoy. On the way, we’ll continue to promote Devon as a great and sustainable place for everyone to enjoy, particularly fine food and drink lovers!”
Andrea Laxon, Compliance Director, said
“For the past few months, we’ve been looking at Otter Vale’s place in the Devon food scene, and how we can spread the word about the other excellent food and drink producers and growers we work with. Working and learning with other local businesses and partnerships has helped us enhance our brand and share our story. I’m proud to tell anyone and everyone about the heritage, passion and people who make Otter Vale great. We look forward to keeping up the good work and supporting our suppliers, customers and our county.”
Otter Vale’s award-winning Redcurrant Jelly and full range of chutneys, mustards, jellies and mincemeat (a must for Christmas) are available to buy via their website, at local shops and at many local food and drinks events. For more information please visit our website or call 01884 35000.