To get so close to CBI/Amazon sponsored winner’s enclosure was no mean feat, especially when taking on (among others) Rick Stein’s favourite organic broth, Northern Ireland’s most magnificent mash and the last word in zip line and treetop exhilaration.
In the end Go Ape were the deserved winners. Cotswold RAW co-founder Chris Brierley was more than happy with a place on the finalists’ podium.
He said: “When you think that we only appeared on the pioneering raw pet food scene back in Sept 2015, it’s amazing to consider that we’ve already bagged our 1st gong (Pet Quip – Best Innovation) and been short-listed at both the honourable Rural & Growing Business Awards, the latter being an esteemed podium where amazing British brands like Fever Tree, Ella’s Kitchen & Innocent Drinks first cut their teeth. In essence we’ve met some great new friends and remain very focused on a bright 2017.”