We asked some of the biggest names to share their recipes, reveal their secrets and show us the magic ingredients that have helped them build the brand, grow their customer base and achieve sustained success in the food and drink industry.

We have summarised this in a useful 46-page guide, packed with everything you need to kick your business into its next phase of growth.

"The book is great and so many nuggets of information and ideas, I feel there are a few here that I will be embracing". Maria Whitehead - Director, Hawkshead Relish

I really love ‘The Recipe for Success’ – so much great wisdom in there, and really inspiring. Such a great resource. Rosie Brown - CEO, Cook

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Recipe for Success

Its Thyme, To Get Cooking!


  • How to build your brand
  • Deal with uncertainty
  • Build a Winning Team
  • And much more!

    Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones MBE

    The Black Farmer

    From TV producer to farmer, living out his childhood dream. The Black Farmer brand has built a reputation for breaking the mould. Delivering some of the finest sausages in the UK

    Jane Lane

    The Westmorland Family

    A farming family who seized an opportunity when the M6 motorway was built through their farm. Now a nationally renowned service station, in both Tebay and Gloucestershire.

    Maria Whitehead MBE

    Hawkshead Relish

    A family business, supplying an international market with some of the finest chutneys, preserves and jams to be found today. Hand made and produced with passion.

    Mark Long

    Brindle Distillery - Cuckoo Gin

    Forged in the face of adversity, they have crafted a strong brand known for using raw materials from their farm and the local area, to create delicious and balanced spirits.

    Sarah Heath

    Stable Yard Catering

    The Heath family have a wealth of experience creating personable, unique events on their Cheshire Farm. They deliver a relaxed and unique dining experience for your important event.

    Richard Husbands

    Bowness Bay Brewing

    From Police Officer to Home Brewer. Now Richard leads a successful craft beer brewery in the heart of the Lake District. Focused on producing the freshest beer you’ll taste.

    Henry Cooke

    Clotton Hall Dairy

    Henry Cooke returned to a successful dairy farm, with a desire to carve out an enterprise. They now produce luxurious and indulgent dairy products for all to enjoy.

    John Fiddler

    Fiddlers Crisps

    John has always had a desire to produce his own crisps. Moving from potato farmer to crisp producer took tenacity and bravery. Now they are entering the next phase of growth.

    Robert Gosling

    Hartington Creamery

    Robert Gosling took over the creamery, looking to continue its rich cheese making history. The creamery goes from strength to strength with its award-winning PDO cheese.

    David Fryer


    Passionate about farming. The Fryer family focus on growing for quality rather than quantity. Their delivery boxes deliver lovingly picked, seasonal produce to your door.

    Steve Murtagh

    Jean Juviniere

    A family with a passion for sourcing and delivering the finest wines from around the world for all to enjoy. They are renowned for their personal approach to supporting their clients.

    Suzanne Preston


    Delivering a fresh approach to accounting, built on strong a reputation for supporting rural businesses. They partner with progressive businesses to provide strategic accountancy.

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