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2014 News Archive

The Big Fruit & Veg Launch

The Big Fruit & Veg Launch

We have been busy preparing for the arrival of a new range of fresh fruit & vegetables here at Harlech over the past few weeks.

On November 18th the new range was launched & we are already receiving great feedback from our customers.

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The brochure is now available to view online if you would like to take a look at the full range. Contact your Harlech sales representative for more details or call our helpful tele-sales team on 01766 810810

Here is a picture of some of the very first orders being packed ready for delivery 

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We have joined Facebook! 01/10/13

We have recently jointed Facebook. Along with the latest goings on and news at Harlech, we will be keeping you up to date with our latest brochure releases, new product launches and our current special offers.

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We have joined Facebook

If you haven't already why not like our page to be kept in the loop and receive our updates directly to your newsfeed

If you prefer to tweet we are also on Twitter @HarlechFoods

We have also just joined Pinterest which can simply be described as an online pin board filled with all sorts of weird and wonderful images of just about anything you can think of. We will be using our pin boards to not only share some our own products but to also pin some of our favorite recipes and some handy hints & tips we have found along the way. 

Macmillan Big Coffee Morning - Sept 27th 2013

Macmillan Big Coffee Morning

A big thank you to Sue Foskett for her fantastic effort put into organising the 'Macmillan Big Coffee Morning' again this year. A special thanks to every single one of our 75 customers who donated when placing their order with our telesales team.

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Our thanks also goes out to Harlech staff, our suppliers, those who donated food and visiting delivery drivers who all contributed greatly to the total raised of £1521.33. Each year, whatever the figure, Harlech Foodservice makes it's donation by matching the money raised on the day, giving a an increase of over £700 on last year's total of £2338.00.

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#TeamHarlech Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper DayWe had an extra festive day at Harlech HQ last Friday (12th of December) with only 13 days left until Christmas we put on our novelty woolies for Christmas jumper day. We were tasked with donning our most festive jumpers for the day to help ‘make the world better with a sweater’ and help raise some funds for Save The Children. We had a ‘woolly’ good day! If you would like to donate £2 to Save The Children all you need to do is text TEAMHARLECH to 70050 . Did you have your own Christmas Jumper Day? We’d love to see the photos so why not post them on our Facebook page?

Daily Post Business of the Year 2014 - WINNERS

Daily Post Business AwardsWe are delighted to have been named PwC Business of the Year (over 50 employees) at this year’s Daily Post Business Awards. We were amongst good company with Flintshire based Redrow Homes and recruitment firm Gap Personnel also being shortlisted in the same category. The award comes at a time of significant development in the company with the imminent opening of our new depot in Sandycroft, on the outskirts of Chester.

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The 2014 awards were sponsored by the Welsh Government and Bangor University with the prestigious ceremony being held in Pritchard Jones hall at the university.

You can read about all the award winners and shortlisted businesses on the Daily Post’s website. You can also watch this short clip about us and the other shortlisted companies.

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Bwydlyn Butchers awarded SALSA accreditation

SALSA certificateWe are very pleased to announce that our own Bwydlyn Butchers were recently awarded the SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) Food accreditation. SALSA is a food-safety standard written by experienced food safety experts to reflect both the legal requirements of producers and the enhanced expectations of ‘best practice’ of professional food buyers. SALSA certification is only granted to suppliers who are able to demonstrate to an auditor that they are able to produce safe and legal food and are committed to continually meeting the requirements of the SALSA standard. So you don’t have to just take our word for it that we adhere to the required regulations, you have the peace of mind that we have been assessed by a third party auditor who has been happy to award the certification to us. A big well done to the Bwydlyn team for their achievement. You can read more about the accreditation here.

Harlech Foodservice shortlisted for Business of the Year award

Daily Post Business Awards 2014We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for Business of The Year (over 50 employees) at this year’s Daily Post Business Awards. We’re amongst good company with Gap Personnel and Redrow also being shortlisted in the same category. The prestigious awards night will be held at Bangor University on the 27th of November. Bangor University are one of the headline sponsors for the awards this year along with the Welsh Government. You can read all about the other categories nominees and the awards on the Daily Post’s website.

Delice de France - North Wales Distributors

Delice de FranceWe are now proud to announce that we are now the sole distributors of Delice de France and Coupe de Pates products in North Wales. We know gastronomic quality when we taste it, that's why we're proud to present the very best products from the catering professionals' leading supplier for quality and innovation in France for 24 years.

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From the finest desserts and pastries, to convenient semi prepared breads and savouries, Coup de Pates has a reputation for excellence. Using age-old artisanal methods combined with the latest exclusive ideas Coup de Pates treats your customers to the finest in flavour, variety and authenticity. We look forward to working closely with you to help your business stand out from the crowd. Talk to your telesales contact on 01766 810810 or ask your sales manager for more information on this fabulous new range. You can also view or download the Delice de France brochure.

Macmillan Big Coffee Morning - Sept 26th 2014

Macmillan

Thank you once again to our staff, customers and visitors who so generously donated to our Macmillan Big Coffee Morning on September 26th. We raised a fantastic total of £1525.

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A big part of the credit for organising the event goes to Sue Foskett, our MD’s wife, who gets up at the crack of dawn to cook breakfast baps for the morning driver before they leave the depot. As well as the sausage and bacon baps we were treated to freshly made cinnamon sugar doughnuts by our own chef Steven Williams and delicious home baked cakes and the highly sort after Gill’s homemade lemon curd! (you have to be pretty quick to get your hands on a pot!!) Thanks to all involved in organising such a worthwhile event again this year.

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180 mile Charity Cycle 19th & 20th September

180m Charity Cycle 19th & 20th September

Our stock Manager, Daron Roberts, took part in a 180mile charity cycle to Cardiff on the 19th & 20th of September, with all monies raised donated to the Alzheimer Society.

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Looking dapper in their sponsored cycle tops, friends and family were there to see them off from Pwllheli for their first 100 mile leg to Builth Wells. Apart from a few punctures and sore muscles along the way, the whole team arrived in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon, just in time for a couple of medicinal beverages that evening no doubt. Well done lads!

Cerddwn Ymlaen – Celebrity Sponsored Walk 5th July

New vansWe were proud to have been part of this year’s Cerddwn Ymlaen charity walk. Cerddwn Ymlaen is a celebrity sponsored walk in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance. Now in its third year, they took on the epic 200 mile trek from Colwyn Bay to Cardiff.

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The 200-mile walk will be completed over eight days. The project was launched with a gala concert at Venue Cymru on Friday, July 4th, and the 200 mile walk, over 8 days commenced at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay the following morning. The route took them through rural Conwy to Llansannan, over to the Vale of Clwyd, through Ruthin, Llangollen, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Welshpool, Newtown, Llanidloes, Builth Wells, Brecon, Merthyr, Aberfan and then on to Cardiff.

We donated one of our refrigerated vans for the week to keep supplies chilled, and as you can see it had a tasty makeover just in time for the event!

Our new look trucks

New trucksThe weather has been mainly dull over the past few weeks but our new look trucks certainly aren't!

The first trucks were spruced up towards the end of last year & we are getting more measured up as we speak! We will soon have a fleet full of vehicles smartened up with mouth watering images!

Keep an eye out for one on the road near you soon.