We started trading in September 2014. As a new business with no customers or trade accounts in the area, we made contact with the New Forest Marque to see if we would qualify as a New Forest Producer.
Having achieved that, “The Marque” swung into action. Before we knew it we had our products into a couple of farm shops and were sole suppliers to a new cafe. The next thing we knew we were at a tasting session for one of the top garden centres in the forest (and still supply them to this day). As time went on more and more contacts were being passed to us. Within 12 months we were working flat out on a thriving business and having to draft family in to help us.
All this goes to prove that The New Forest Marque puts you in contact with the people you need to speak to. Of all the money we spent setting up our business, the membership fee was by far the best investment we have ever made