John Morgan Partnership to sponsor Chef of the Year award at Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2020

John Morgan Partnership Ltd. (JMP) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Chef of the Year award at the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards (CLFDA) 2020. This is the second year JMP will be sponsoring this category.

On the 6th of July the great and the good of the Cotswold’s growing food and drink sector will celebrate the 18th annual Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards. One of the most influential events in the Cotswold calendar. The awards champion and celebrate the very best of food and drink in the region. The team from JMP will join Cotswold Life, the finalists, VIP guests, and local food industry experts. The evening will be a black-tie celebration held at Cheltenham Racecourse. The celebrations will include a drinks reception, locally-sourced meal, and the all-important presentations.

There are 13 categories in total and nominations are now open. You have until Midday on April 10th to get your nominations in, click here to nominate your favourites. JMP Managing Director, John Phillips and Senior Business Development Manager, Colin Jones, are thrilled to be judging the finalists and cannot wait to see who is nominated this year.

Sponsorship of the 2019 awards

CLFDA 2019 was the first year JMP sponsored a category at the Cotswold Life Awards. They chose these awards in particular because they are passionate about the Cotswolds and the food and drink industry. It coincided with the creation of their own bespoke insurance product for cookery schools. In 2019 they launched a product specifically for Cookery Schools. They found that there was a severe lack of understanding in insurance to the needs of these businesses. You can read more about why they launched this product and what they offer cookery schools here.

The three finalists last year were Charles Smith at Lords of the Manor, Jon Howe at Lumiere and Niall Keating at Whatley Manor Hotel.

Charles Smith walked away with the award on the night and Colin Jones had the pleasure in presenting the award to him.

“When we decided to sponsor the Chef of the Year award in 2019, we had no idea how difficult it would be to select a winner. All nominees are excellent in their field. Their attention to detail and support of local producers was superb. Presenting the award to Charles Smith was a pleasure. The standard was so high that all three chefs could have won. I am really looking forward to judging and presenting the award again this year.” – Colin Jones, Business Development Manager

“Sponsoring CLFDA last year was one of the best things we have ever done. We met some extraordinarily talented people and choosing a winner from the three finalists was an incredibly hard job. We are excited to be involved again this year. To celebrate the very best of the Cotswold food and drink industry.” – John Phillips, Managing Director

The Cookery school insurance product JMP offer is the first of its kind in the UK.  They have always provided specialist insurance for those working in the food and drink industry and pride themselves on providing the very best in advice, service, and price. If your business is food or drink related and you want a free no-obligation review of your insurance needs contact their expert team today.