New Forest Hamper Company Recognised For Supporting Local
Congratulations to the New Forest Hamper Company who have been named as winners of the title Best Supporter of Local Produce in the New Forest Awards 2020. Now in their eighth year, the Awards celebrate the people who sustain the New Forest’s environment and rural economy.
Since launching the New Forest Hamper Company in December 2017, Adie Callaghan and her husband Jason Plevey have increased their local suppliers from eight to over 35. Christmas 2019 saw them packing over 1,200 hampers - representing 364% growth year on year! Since COVID-19 hit, they’ve packed hundreds more hampers for customers ordering from across the UK and overseas.
The New Forest Hamper Company received many nominations from customers and local food producers and suppliers. Supporting local produce is at the essence of what the New Forest Hamper Company does, backed up by the slogan ‘Every Purchase Supports A Local Producer’ on all materials.
Adie Callaghan said: "We’re absolutely delighted to win, not just for us but all our partners and local producers. We wouldn’t have a business if it wasn’t for them. Our hampers are genuinely local, and each one has a story to tell. We love being part of that story."
New Forest National Park Authority Chief Executive Alison Barnes explained: “Our awards recognise those who are ensuring the Forest continues to thrive and is fit for the future, through their work in areas such as commoning, sustainable practices, and supporting local produce. These fantastic winners are essential in building the strong team needed to keep the New Forest special.”
Find out more about New Forest Hampshire Company and how the business grew through lockdown HERE.