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Gloucester Rugby Club is first with Happerley food provenance catering

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         Kingsholm, home of Gloucester Rugby Club is set to become the first sports venue anywhere in the UK to invest in an outdoor food unit from which all produce sold will be Happerley certified with 100% provenance. The partnership will also provide training to support the club’s community work which gives disadvantaged youngsters a chance to learn valuable ski...

Philip Ponsonby, CEO of Midcounties Co-operative, joins Happerley Advisory Board

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It was announced this week that Philip Ponsonby, CEO of Midcounties Co-operative, has joined The Happerley Advisory Board, chaired by Peter Jinman OBE, to help guide and steer the Happerley scheme in validating provenance for the benefit of the whole food industry and its consumers. Philip Ponsonby also sits on the Co-operative’s Federal Retail and Trading Services b...

The Food Chain is a Dysfunctional Family, writes Matthew Rymer

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Imagine the food chain as a family...   Imagine the grandparents as the consumer. They want to trust what they buy. They care about the pennies but also how their food is produced, and they expect honesty and truth. They tend to take food at face value, but are getting increasingly suspicious of what they are told.   They like their Son, they see him most of...

Leading food lawyer Sian Edmunds and Chris Crookall-Fallon of Co-op Futures join Happerley’s Advisory Board

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Leading food, farming and agriculture lawyer, Sian Edmunds, is to join the Happerley Food Provenance Advisory Board along with Chris Crookall-Fallon of Co-op Futures. Sian is a partner in Bristol law firm Burges Salmon She heads their food and drink team and is an experienced member of the firm's food and farming, land and estates and contentious trust teams. Sian e...

First Happerley Provenance Heroes event overwhelming success

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  Happerley held its inaugural Provenance Heroes event in aid of the Addington Fund on Wednesday September 20th. Over 150 guests from across farming, food, agriculture, education, retail and media joined the Happerley team at Willow Hill Farm in Apperley, Glos.   The event was generously sponsored by Midcounties Co-Op and Folk2Folk. Speakers included Peter Jinman OBE,...

Royal Agricultural University’s pledge to provenance with Happerley blazes bright trail for farming’s future

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  21st September, 2017: The Royal Agricultural University is to become the first university in the UK to declare itself a Provenance Champion by publishing and certifying the provenance of their entire food supply chain through Happerley’s verification system.   Catering for 1,200 students and 200 staff on a daily basis, the award-winning* kitchens at the RAU are focus...

Happerley’s William out to protect integrity of Scottish food and drink

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  William McPhail has joined Happerley, the food provenance organisation, to head up the provenance team in Scotland. He brings with him many years’ experience in sales and retail, both in Scotland and internationally, most latterly in FMCG.   “I was immediately drawn to Happerley’s transparency in the food-chain ethos,” explains William from his base in East Kilbride:...

Happerley in the news - Label Love : What do ethical, organic and Fairtrade really mean? Your ultimate guide right here.

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Join us at Happerley HQ for lunch to celebrate Provenance Heroes and raise money for Addington Fund

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Food Provenance pioneers Happerley, will be hosting a Provenance Heroes event at its Gloucestershire base in Apperley, on Wednesday 20th September in aid of the Addington Fund farmers’ charity. Over 200 of the country’s leading food industry visionaries and influencers will gather to champion a bright and sustainable future for independent farmers, food producers and consume...

Happerley's network growing faster than Jack's beanstalk!

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Our already strong network of Happerley members has been reinforced by new members signing up each day and committing to our mission of transparency in food production. These are all companies that share our vision of creating a totally visible food provenance trail and want to give consumers the power to buy with confidence.  So, a heartfelt welcome and thanks to our fellow...