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Sponsors

Sponsors and Supporters

Stone Food and Drink Festival is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company and is run entirely by volunteers. We are therefore very grateful to all those organisations, companies, businesses and individuals who together make it possible for us to organise the Festival each year. It is impossible to list everyone who has been involved but particular thanks must be given to the following sponsors and supporters whose contributions have made a significant contribution to the event’s ongoing success…

Official Sponsors 2024:

Drac Group – Lead Sponsor

Drac group logoDrac started its journey in October 2009 with its office based in Stone High Street; with 3 Main Directors Alex Hayes, Gareth Evans & Allan Donaldson. Offering distribution and logistic services worldwide. Over the past 15 years by following the ethos of ‘delivering for our customers’ the business has grown and developed into the business it is today. With our new HQ a 32,000sq ft Warehouse facility based in Opal Way, Stone Industrial Estate. To the strategic acquisition of Caledonian Logistics Ltd, October 2022 and S T Douglas Transport Limited, November 2023.Drac now operates globally through its two companies – Drac Logistics and Caledonian Logistics with 6 warehouses – 200,000sq ft located in strategic points around England and Scotland; with over 100 vehicles across the fleet as well as employing over 200 staff. Drac prides itself in recognising key industry trends to ensure we are at the forefront of supply chain solutions – for our customers.

Brown’s Recycling – Waste Management Partner

Brown Recycling is the leading independent provider of total waste management and recycling services to businesses across Staffordshire, Cheshire, and the Midlands.

From trade and commercial waste collection, to recycling solutions including cardboard, plastic, scrap metal, and hazardous materials, our total waste management services meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. And we work to the highest levels of safety, compliance, and sustainability in every aspect of our operations.

Our loyal and satisfied customers choose to work with us for our 99% on time service delivery and our zero waste to landfill commitment for waste processed at our three sites in Stoke-on-Trent.

Joule’s– Live Music Stage Sponsor

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Croft Architecture – Demonstration Kitchen Sponsor

Step into a world where innovation meets sustainability, where cutting-edge design enhances the built environment.

With a talented team at our helm, we push the boundaries of traditional architecture by incorporating the latest technologies and materials.

We prioritise collaboration and communication, working closely with our clients to understand their unique needs and visions. The result? Customised solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations.

No project is too big or too small for us. From small residential home projects to commercial buildings, we handle projects of varying scales and complexities with a commitment to quality and detail that ensures functional, visually stunning designs.

Good design improves lives, and we are passionate about making a positive impact through our work.

Let’s build something amazing together, creating space, your way.

The Clubhouse, Stoke – Talks and Tastings Sponsor

IEIS– Volunteer Uniform Sponsor

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Stone-based Industrial Engineering and Installation Services (IEIS) is the UK’s Premier Industrial Engineering Resource; offering turnkey solutions to satisfy customer needs with a full design team on hand to tackle exact requirements.
IEIS is an independent privately owned company with over 20 years of experience servicing the Quarry and Allied Industries abroad. Industries such as Recycling, Power Generation & Water Treatment benefit from our highly experienced team who can deploy site workshops across Europe.

They use the safest and most appropriate installation methods for your industry and operating environment; delivering Mechanical Installation services as a single discipline or as part of an integrated project solution, fully managed and controlled by the IEIS project management team. Regardless of whether delivering a service as part of a full turnkey solution or as a single discipline, the team will tailor our delivery to meet your business needs and your project objectives. www.ieis.co.uk

Barlow Motors

At Barlow Motors, we’re passionate about our customers because our customers are passionate about the cars they drive.
We have been established since 2006 and are proud partners of both SEAT & Skoda brands for sales and service in the area. We quickly developed an excellent reputation for customer service with our team of dedicated professionals focused on customer satisfaction and keeping a family-like caring culture. Their dedication and forward-thinking attitude has resulted in massive ongoing success, which has rewarded us as local dealerships with continued growth and lots of happy customers! www.barlowmotors.co.uk

Bear – Pop-up Coffee bar

Born in the Midlands, BEAR is an award-winning independent coffee & lifestyle brand. We serve speciality coffee, seasonal fresh food & cocktails in beautifully thought-out spaces from our 7 locations across the UK.

Although coffee is the heart and soul of our brand, BEAR is much more than a coffeehouse. Community is at our core, and sustainability is woven through everything we do and every decision that we make. We embrace an ethos that is daring, adventurous and lives for the journey.
BEAR is influenced by adventure, connection and lifestyle.

Good coffee. Good people. Good times.

Proven – Pop-up Drinks and Cicchetti Bar

At Proven Pizzeria we believe if you’re going to do something then do it properly. So, we are committed to the authentic Neapolitan dough recipe and never compromise ingredients, methods or the time it takes to prove. As we say… perfect Neapolitan pizzas start with perfect dough. It’s been PROVEN.

Gent Law– Ticket Sponsor

At Gent Law we ensure that we provide you with a conveyancing specialist to make your Conveyancing transaction run smoothly and efficiently, always achieving the best possible outcome for you. We are a conveyancing firm offering an outstanding service and a fresh modern approach to all your property law needs.

We specialise in residential conveyancing and have assisted many satisfied clients with their residential property transactions.  We have implemented new technologies and an innovative approach to the conveyancing process. We are proud of the level of expertise that we are able to offer and the feedback we receive from our clients.

If you would like to find out more about our firm and the services we offer then feel free to get in touch or visit our website.

Stonegate Wealth Management – Map sponsor

Stonegate Wealth Management is based in our beautiful market town of Stone. We’re a financial planning practice specialising in pensions, investments and trusts. We provide bespoke financial advice and solutions to help our clients plan their future, manage their wealth and make their money work as hard as it possibly can. We offer a no pressure, professional service putting you and your family at the centre of everything we do. We are also Stone’s only “Top Rated Firm” as published by Vouchedfor and The Times, a qualification based solely on client feedback with only 100 firms qualifying throughout the UK.

Tylman’s Cabinet Makers – Sponsorship of Demonstration Kitchen units

Tylman of Leek is a small family run business that was established in 1975, then moved to Stone , Staffordshire in 2017 .
We make handmade furniture and kitchen’s out of solid timber using traditonal methods with our solid wood carcass .
Services include Granite, Quartz and solid wood worktop’s, replacement doors, kitchen’s, bathrooms, bedrooms.
Showroom and worktop located at unit 8 , Emerald way, Stone business park, stone, st15 0sr. Call Phil on 07809448519 for a free Quote.

Dourish & Day – Toilet Signage Sponsor

We are an independently run independently minded Estate Agency. We pride ourselves on our expert knowledge in all aspects of buying, selling and renting property, founded on a deep routed long knowledge of Staffordshire and Shropshire with over 40 years of combined experience.
Selling or letting your property involves some important decisions about a hugely valuable asset. It also requires a great deal of hard work and organisation, so it really pays to talk to the right people from the start. We are a team of quick thinkers and good listeners who do that rare thing; treat customers like individuals, not transactions!
We know great service isn’t just about experience and expertise, it’s also about keeping the promises that we make.

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Aston Marina

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Maze Counselling Services

Plants the jewellers

The Business Lodge

Slimming World, Becky at Stone Cricket Club

Local Heroes:

Dave Williams – For organising the live music lineup
DB Audio Solutions – Stage, lighting & sound engineering
Lymestone Brewery – For the many ways they help throughout the year and their festival spirit!
ALBOS – For their support in promoting the festival and its events
Canal Cruising – For offering their workshop & skills to make or repair anything and everything
Stone Traders’ Group – For putting on great events and offers in town during festival week and working with us throughout the year

Our supporters:
Olly Shenton Design – For creativity in producing the designs for the festival marketing and on-site
materials
Aardvark – thanks to George for turning around our large format print so quickly!
Stafford Web – For designing, building and hosting our dynamic website
Squash PR – For working with us to promote the festival and generally ‘spread the word’

Latest on Instagram

A BIG thank you to everyone who bought along food bank donations to the fest! 

Our lead sponsor Drac collected quite a haul from visitors over the ‘big weekend’ and this week Richie Sutherland, Managing Director of Drac Logistics and Alex Hayes, CEO of Drac Group – dropped them off at Stone Community Hub…

@stonecommhub  #communtiy #foodbank #stokefood #stonefood #staffsfood #charity #staffordshire #stonefoodfest #stonefooddrinkfest #stonefoodanddrinkfestival

A BIG thank you to everyone who bought along food bank donations to the fest!

Our lead sponsor Drac collected quite a haul from visitors over the ‘big weekend’ and this week Richie Sutherland, Managing Director of Drac Logistics and Alex Hayes, CEO of Drac Group – dropped them off at Stone Community Hub…

@stonecommhub #communtiy #foodbank #stokefood #stonefood #staffsfood #charity #staffordshire #stonefoodfest #stonefooddrinkfest #stonefoodanddrinkfestival
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Ready for a new challenge? 

Live music stage sponsor Joule’s Brewery are looking for likeminded folk who dream of taking on their own pub, individuals that are passionate about great beer, great pubs and great food. People who lead from the front, are great hosts, who aren’t afraid of pulling a pint and will dive in to embrace their local community!

Find out more today by emailing opportunities@joulesbrewery.co.uk 

@joulesbrewery #shropshire #staffordshire #jobopportunity #opportunity #pubs #barmanagers #ownapub #pubowner

Ready for a new challenge?

Live music stage sponsor Joule’s Brewery are looking for likeminded folk who dream of taking on their own pub, individuals that are passionate about great beer, great pubs and great food. People who lead from the front, are great hosts, who aren’t afraid of pulling a pint and will dive in to embrace their local community!

Find out more today by emailing [email protected]

@joulesbrewery #shropshire #staffordshire #jobopportunity #opportunity #pubs #barmanagers #ownapub #pubowner
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OVER & OUT!

Thanks for your support guys - until next year! 🍻

OVER & OUT!

Thanks for your support guys - until next year! 🍻
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🎶 Headliners The Kilns  have taken the Joule's Brewery Live Music stage - the sun is shining and the party has officially started! 🎶

@thekilnsband @joulesbrewery  #staffordshirefoodies #stonefoodanddrink #stonefoodfestival #stokefoodscene #stonefoodanddrinkfestival #stokeontrent #stoke #wearestaffordshire #enjoystaffs #staffordshirefood #sonestaffs #stonefoodfest #stafford #staffordshirefoodanddrink #foodstagram #foodfestivals #foodfest #stonefooddrink #staffordshirefoodie #foodfestival #staffordshire

🎶 Headliners The Kilns have taken the Joule`s Brewery Live Music stage - the sun is shining and the party has officially started! 🎶

@thekilnsband @joulesbrewery #staffordshirefoodies #stonefoodanddrink #stonefoodfestival #stokefoodscene #stonefoodanddrinkfestival #stokeontrent #stoke #wearestaffordshire #enjoystaffs #staffordshirefood #sonestaffs #stonefoodfest #stafford #staffordshirefoodanddrink #foodstagram #foodfestivals #foodfest #stonefooddrink #staffordshirefoodie #foodfestival #staffordshire
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Blue skies have made an appearance just as Bella Littlehales Music took to the Joule's Brewery Live Music Stage to entertain the crowds! ☀️

Blue skies have made an appearance just as Bella Littlehales Music took to the Joule`s Brewery Live Music Stage to entertain the crowds! ☀️ ...

Meanwhile, over in the Talks & Tastings Tent, kindly sponsored by The Clubhouse Stoke you can learn all about - and taste - Nelson’s Distillery & School Rum! 🍹 Session stats at 12.30 - and there’s plenty more great talks to follow this afternoon! 

#staffordshirefoodies #stonefoodanddrink #stonefoodfestival #stokefoodscene #stonefoodanddrinkfestival #stokeontrent #stoke #wearestaffordshire #enjoystaffs #staffordshirefood #sonestaffs #stonefoodfest #stafford #staffordshirefoodanddrink #foodstagram #foodfestivals #foodfest #stonefooddrink #staffordshirefoodie #foodfestival #staffordshire

Meanwhile, over in the Talks & Tastings Tent, kindly sponsored by The Clubhouse Stoke you can learn all about - and taste - Nelson’s Distillery & School Rum! 🍹 Session stats at 12.30 - and there’s plenty more great talks to follow this afternoon!

#staffordshirefoodies #stonefoodanddrink #stonefoodfestival #stokefoodscene #stonefoodanddrinkfestival #stokeontrent #stoke #wearestaffordshire #enjoystaffs #staffordshirefood #sonestaffs #stonefoodfest #stafford #staffordshirefoodanddrink #foodstagram #foodfestivals #foodfest #stonefooddrink #staffordshirefoodie #foodfestival #staffordshire
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