Following Michael Gove’s Key Note Speech at Surrey’s Rural Economy Conference, Wendy Varcoe, Executive Director of Surrey Hills Enterprises and Ann Moriarty of KISS The Agency, launched the Trade Mark Surrey Hills to celebrate those businesses of high quality that are stimulating the rural economy but are also reflecting the distinct and special nature of the local environment.
Ann, the creator of the original concept, said’ this is a new accreditation and is a Mark of local provenance and quality designed to promote the very best of what Surrey has to offer and to support those businesses who share the values of supporting the local environment.
9 of Surrey’s outstanding businesses that meet the Trade Mark Surrey Hills criteria were awarded the Trade Mark Certificates by Michael Gove who congratulated each on their outstanding businesses and the contribution that they are making.
The Trade Mark Awardees received their Award from the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove said:
“The Surrey Hills Trade Mark awards play an important role in celebrating the high quality products and services the area is renowned for, and the awardees all deserve our congratulations.”
TRADE MARK AWARDEES
Simon Taylor – Surrey Hills Butchers
Sam Goody – Surrey Hills Firewood
Tim Metson – Coverwood Farm
Ian McCulloch – Silent Pool Distillery
And our 5 Surrey Hills Vineyards
Chris White, Denbies Wine Estate
Nick Wenman, Albury Organic Vineyard
Mike Wagstaff, Greyfriars Vineyard
Sibylla Tindale, High Clandon Estate Vineyard
Mia Wrigley, Chilworth Manor Vineyard
Wendy Varcoe, Executive Director of Surrey Hills Enterprises said ’The Award celebrates those businesses of high quality that are shining examples in Surrey supporting local products and services and who reflect and support the distinct and special nature of the Surrey Hills and the local environment.
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The Trade Mark Surrey Hills is one of a number of initiatives organised by Surrey Hills Enterprises, a Community Interest Company, working to support the rural economy and to promote, protect and enhance the beautiful Surrey Hills.