The Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards, the largest celebration of tourism excellence in the UK, announced the winners on the 9 November at a glittering ceremony at Leeds First Direct Arena. Tipple Tails was among the Yorkshire businesses recognised and rewarded, scooping a Highly Commended award for the Taste of Yorkshire Category.
Tipple Tails were shortlisted after a rigorous independent judging process, chaired by Colin Mellors, Pro-Vice Chancellor of York University and including Elaine Lemm, Food Writer, Nicola Furbisher, Yorkshire Post Managing Editor and customer experience expert Mark Bradley. Six weeks of mystery shopping followed, with the awards finally being decided after the judging panel spent a further challenging day deciding on the winners.
Tipple Tails was given a Highly Commended award for their continual efforts to support Yorkshire businesses by sourcing as many of their ingredients as possible from Yorkshire, and for the care and attention they give to package their cakes so beautifully.
“We are very proud of our Yorkshire roots,” said Jane Stammers, Head Cook & Bottle Washer, Tipple Tails, “committed to our communities and our strong relationships with local producers and retailers. We source all of our quality ingredients from a network of local businesses, keeping money in the local economy and encouraging sustainability and local employment, so it is fantastic to receive such a well-respected accolade from Welcome to Yorkshire”
“Tipple Tails is ‘Yorkshire speak’ for head over heels or bend over backwards to do something and at Tipple Tails, my philosophy is to do things really well, so it is fabulous to receive recognition for this” added Jane.