Great British Food Launch Event
Last updated: 2.32pm, Tuesday 3rd November 2015
This evening the Great British Food Launch event marks the start of a new campaign launched by the government which aims to champion Great British Food.
George Taylor, Managing Director of Mackie’s at Taypack, is attending the event this evening at the British Museum of Food in London after being named a leading Scottish Food Pioneer.
He is in good company with his fellow Food Pioneers, with the list including Chefs Raymond Blanc & Ken Hom, blogger Ella Woodward and entrepreneurs such as Leon’s Henry Dimbleby.
These Food Pioneers have been brought together by Defra Secretary Elizabeth Truss to promote British food both at home and abroad, and are tasked with making 2016 the Year of British Food.
Commenting on his experience with the Scottish Food Industry, George Taylor claims that:
“Scotland has a reputation worldwide for having very high quality food and drink products and this represents a huge export opportunity that is still largely untapped.”
Speaking on his role as a Scottish Food Pioneer George explains that:
“Mackie’s Crisps are exported to over 20 countries worldwide so I travel extensively and will be proud to represent Scotland and Great Britain as a Food Pioneer both at home and abroad and look forward to the opportunity to assist where I can in the British Food and Drink Revolution.”
Here’s to 2016 being the year of British Food!