Cloughs Deli to win ‘Delicatessen of the Year’ in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018

Local Delicatessen Cloughs Deli from Haywards Heath have entered into the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2019 and they need your help to win!

The Awards, in partnership with Cloughs Deli, are highly respected in the industry for playing an important role in supporting, and celebrating, the UK’s independent, specialist retail market. Each entrant will be judged on the many factors covering speciality retail including highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement.

Chair of judges, Nigel Barden, will be joined by leading speciality retailers and key industry figures to bring a wealth of knowledge to the judging process. The judging process will include mystery visits and public votes from consumers via the Awards website.

The aim of the Awards is to highlight our highly driven and passionate local businesses like Cloughs Deli, to generate the coverage they deserve. Winning this Award would help build them as a destination, putting them on the map both regionally and nationally and in turn, bringing interest to Haywards Heath.

Nigel Barden, chair of judges and food & drink broadcaster commented, “I am delighted to continue to be involved with the Farm Shop & Deli Awards. It’s a fabulous initiative for the sector and offers the best way to recognise and reward excellence for the UK’s local, artisan and high street speciality retailers.”

Mark Clough, Business Owner at local Delicatessen Cloughs Deli said “Cloughs is an independent, family run business and has been successfully trading since 1934. It is not only the history of our business which we feel sets us apart from comparable delicatessens and other local businesses but also the fact that we continue to have the passion to offer something unique to our customers. We feel this uniqueness lies not only in our showpiece cheese counter but also in our diverse range of quality food products which is ever-evolving as times change and customer needs alter. Daily we are complimented on our fabulous range of lunch offerings e.g. sandwich and salad fillings which inspires us to continue to be versatile and spirited in nature driving us to continue to diversify our menu. Lastly and perhaps most importantly we feel we are worthy winners because of our exceptional approach to customer service which is old-fashioned in nature because it is personal, respectful and engaging which we feel encourages community togetherness which is key in today’s world. We are committed to revamping our website early 2019, this is a priority for us as we feel it currently does not fully complement or give a true representation of the business we so proud of.”

These coveted Awards recognise excellence within the specialist retail market, focusing on independent speciality retailers who sell regional fresh/farm produce or have a delicatessen counter. They are offered across twelve categories, including Delicatessen.

Entrants will also have the opportunity to win as a Regional Winner. The Regional Winners will progress through to have the opportunity to win the overall coveted title of ‘Farm Shop & Deli Awards Retailer of the Year’ announced at the Farm Shop & Deli Show, Monday 8th April 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC.

Vote for Cloughs Deli online via the 2019 ‘Entrants’ web page at: https://www.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/awards-directory-2019. Voting closes on Wednesday 31st October 2018 and one lucky voter will be entered into a draw to win a food hamper.