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

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!

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...

Happerley / Addington Event - Moved To September 20th

  The Happerley / Addington Fund Provenance Heroes Event has been switched to 20 September. This is due to the need to accommodate the growing interest both in the event and our film, from key individuals and media. The delay also allows us time to announce the Happerley Advisory Board and inaugural Happerley Council members at the event. We apologise for any inconvenienc...

Peter Jinman OBE To Chair Happerley Advisory Board

  Happerley is delighted to announce that Peter Jinman, OBE B Vet Med, Dip Arb, FCIArb, MRCVS, ARAgS [left]  is to chair the Happerley Advisory Board.   Peter recently completed a term as Non-executive director of Assured Food Standards (Red Tractor) and is Chairman of Defra’s Farm Animal Welfare Committee. He was a past President of the Royal College of Veterinary Sur...

Happerley Heroes - Filming Starts with Doctor Food

  Dr. David Hughes was interviewed on Friday for our Happerley Heroes film. Here is a small teaser. We look forward to interviewing a series of respected food visionaries from all quarters of the food industry as we connect up their thinking into a short film to be screened at our Happerly Heroes Event on 7 September.   Click below for a small teaser     Dr....

Why Food Passporting is Inevitable - and How Happerley Is Leading The Change

  Our Software Director (Dragos, pictured above in his garden), and our Comms Manager, Alan, explain.   Extensive research has been conducted into the food purchasing habits of Millennial consumers. These studies have shown that transparency and traceability are a reccurring topic at the forefront of the data collected, with a generation of consumers putting pressure o...

What's For Lunch? First week of Living Happerley

  Matthew Rymer recounts his first few days of Living Happerley as he strives to inspire a new food movement. Last week I could eat anything and everything. This week was my first week of Living Happerley - only eating and drinking food and beverages for which I know the origins of all the ingredients. In summary? Fascinating, rewarding and challenging. I have become more...

Happerley Announces Fast Expansion Plan - 50 New Jobs

Happerley is pleased to announce it is now recruiting nationally to expand its Provenance Team, creating at least 50 new jobs over the next six months. Founder, Matthew Rymer, says: "Our mission is to turn the UK food industry into the world's most transparent and connected, securing the value of provenance for the benefit of every business and every consumer. The positive f...

Happerley Movement Gains Momentum

  As our movement picks up momentum, we find that our phones are working around the clock with calls from food producers, intermediaries, and retailers about how they can get involved in creating the link between food and farm. We are not simply certifying food businesses. Chase Distillery, Stroud Brewery, Tutt’s Clump Cider, and Hillside Brewery are amongst the beverage...