03 July 2015, 12:07 PM
  • Founder of the British Cheese Awards, Juliet Harbutt has transferred the ownership of the Awards to the Royal Bath & West Show
Juliet Harbutt Leaves British Cheese Awards

The announcement follows two years of the parties working together to run the Awards, held at the Royal Bath & West Show.

Juliet Harbutt founded the Awards in 1994 – 22 years ago – and has developed them to be the most highly recognised awards for British cheese, with the aim of promoting the quality and diversity and diversity of Britain’s cheese industry by embracing both producers and retailers.

Rupert Cox, chief executive of the Bath & West said, “We are delighted to be running the British Cheese Awards through our iconic Royal Bath & West Show. I believe we should be building on Juliet’s hard work in growing the awards into the most prestigious cheese awards in the UK and to make it even better if we can. We have a great network of committed dairy producers here on our doorstep each of whom is keen that we promote the best of British Cheese.”

Juliet Harbutt said, “I have loved running the Awards, watching the cheese industry expand and meeting the cheesemakers, retailers and wholesalers over the last 22 years, and shall miss being a part of an event that has played a significant role in raising the profile of British cheese. However, I will now have time to build on those relationships, write the next edition of the British Cheese Directory and spend time on some very exciting new projects.”

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