Six New Units in Malton for Food Entrepreneurs
4:46pm 19th May 2014
Six new units have been created in Malton to build an artisan food community in the town for local producers.
Food entrepreneurs can set up at Malton’s Talbot Yard, located opposite the Talbot Hotel and the James Martin Restaurant. The units are being fully restored and refurbished with tenant parking spaces also provided.
Tom Naylor-Leyland, the man behind the campaign to make Malton, Yorkshire’s Food Capital said: “Talbot Yard is a great place for a business which might have started life as a “kitchen table” enterprise that is looking for bigger premises to allow their business to grow and move to new levels."
“Good food and community go hand-in-hand. By reintroducing quality food and the artisans who make exceptional food to Malton, we’re rediscovering our market town roots and thriving,” says Naylor-Leyland.
“Malton is smack bang in the larder of Yorkshire. Britain’s most productive fishing port is half an hour’s drive away, rare breed farmers are on the rise in the region, and a wealth of producers making everything from Sloe gin, to chocolates and preserves are on the doorstep. Our aim is to develop a community of artisan producers that not only share knowledge and passion, but also other costs like marketing and distribution.”
A new Made in Malton initiative has also been launched to highlight the town's quality food offering. The Made in Malton brand ’sign of quality’ can be used as a mark of origin on product packaging, and offers joint marketing opportunities, capable of ‘spreading the word’ to a much wider audience. Talbot Yard tenants can apply to use this logo on their products.
The units will be ready for tenants to fit-out before summer 2014 having been the subject of a £500,000 development which included limecrete floors and upgrading the electricity, gas and water supplies. The pedestrian entrance to Talbot Yard is through the impressive baroque Vanbrugh Arch, leading from Yorkersgate into the yard itself. Talbot Yard’s buildings are all Grade II listed, with consent for use as A1 (retail) and B1 (light industrial).
“With the success of Malton as Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Talbot Yard is the latest project which champions local food and drink producers, marking Malton as a great place to establish a food business,” says Naylor-Leyland.
Further details and brochures are available by contacting the Fitzwilliam (Malton) Estate on 01653 692849 or visiting www.maltonestate.co.uk
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