Llongyfarchiadau! Congratulations to Hilltop on winning Scale-Up business of the year 2022.

Why did you enter the Wales Food and Drink Awards?
It’s always great to shine a light on the food & drink industry in Wales and a great opportunity for us to meet likeminded businesses and individuals.

What does winning a Wales Food and Drink Award mean to your business?
It encourages us to keep moving forward and champion Food & Drink Wales. It’s an honour to even be recognised.

How do you strive to make a difference in the Wales Food and Drink market?
Making a difference within our local community through community funds and contributions and upscaling on local employment.

What do you see as the biggest challenge for the sector?
Getting people to understand the honey market and customer demand for honey in the sector.

What are your goals for the next 12 months?
– Become double digit market share of honey & maple.
– Double size of business.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned in the past year as a company?
Like many other businesses we have been impacted by the supply chain crisis, with wider geopolitical implications and COVID-19 lockdowns, it’s been critical to us to have deep routed connections within our supply chain, almost invaluable over the past few years.

What is one piece of advice would you give to any aspiring business owner?
To have patience and perseverance. You must trust the process and continue with your efforts despite any obstacles and challenges, meet them head on and keep going.

What did you think of the awards ceremony?
We loved it – what a night to celebrate the industry we’re so passionate about!. We had a brilliant night and it was great to be in a room with likeminded people working in the same industry.


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