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Sherry Boocock from Plough to Plate is an example of a successful local food distribution hub in Cornwall. The company works very closely with the producer and helps them package and price their ...

Sherry Boocock from Plough to Plate is an example of a successful local food distribution hub in Cornwall. The company works very closely with the producer and helps them package and price their product fairly and then includes them on their distribution list. The company has to be extremely well organised and plans to have the vans collecting, as full as possible at all times during their rounds.

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  • Sherry Boocock
  • Plough to Plate Ltd
    • Our strap line used to be-(spookily)
    • “ making local sourcing a reality”.
    • Since re-branding we’ve gone for-
    • “ the source of the finest local foods”
    • We are a specialist wholesaler of local food and drink working with small and medium sized enterprises and helping to grow their businesses.
  • How and why did Plough to Plate come about?
    • Experience of the local food industry
    • Unreliable supply
    • Untapped demand
    • Logistical problems
    • Expensive distribution
    • Food miles/environmental concerns
  • Benefits to producers
    • Before they start-pricing, margins
    • Market development-new products, packaging
    • Saving time and money on own distribution and admin
    • Accessing all our customers beyond previous delivery radius
    • An “in” to busy chefs and shops as part of a range of goods
  • Benefits to customers
    • New ,easy way to support local economy
    • Convenience-one call, one drop, one invoice, one cheque
    • Less calls, less paperwork-saving time and money
    • Two deliveries a week, friendly telesales, stock sheets to use
    • Expert knowledge of local foods
    • One stop shop for local food requirements
    • Wide range-something for all
    • Access to quality product from all over the region
  • Creating wealth in the rural economy
    • Raising the profile and quality of the offering of west country food and drink
    • Reversing the leakage of monies out of the local economy(currently ave. of 9pence in every pound returns to farmers)
    • Spent nearly £700k last year (our fifth)
    • Proven growth of food businesses-Cornwall Cakes, Norma’s Homecrafts, Just Water
    • Employing local people
  • Further benefits to the region…
    • Reducing food miles
    • Recycling
    • Ethical trading terms
    • Creating and sustaining jobs
    • Local sustainability
    • Sponsorship of local events
  • Benefits to employees
    • Older workers
    • Flexible part-time work
    • Future home working
    • On the job training programmes
    • Multi-tasking team work
    • Social events-team building!
    • Employees of producers-job security
  • Are we achieving our goals?
    • May 2003-start up
    • May 2008
    • Future plans
    • “ successful and growing, with a sustainable business model”