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31
Mar
2017

Plum and Cherry...and how it came to be...

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 31st Mar 2017 01:33

My children absolutely adore this one….so its a bit of a favourite in the Martinsen household!  It joined the range back in Summer 2012. The inspiration came from a jam mixture that I quite often make….I wanted originally to make it with damsons, but well for one reason or another plums seemed the best and […]

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29
Mar
2017

Proud to be who we are....

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 29th Mar 2017 01:44

I’ve just had a sales call…..from someone who wanted me to advertise in some publication or other.  We get lots of cold calls here to the office – especially now we’re in ‘Trade Show’ season and our details are published on so many trade show directories…..that just seems to put us as fair game for […]

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28
Mar
2017

Should you serve with a straw or a glass?

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 28th Mar 2017 10:25

Straw or glass?  It’s a dilemma when serving soft drinks……and ultimately down to personal preference [much like bag-in or bag-out for herbal teas]. We would advocate paper straw every time…..and here’s why They add an ‘ah’ factor when serving A striped paper straw is gorgeously nostalgic and adds a bit of magic They look pretty […]

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17
Mar
2017

All set up at IFE 2017

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 17th Mar 2017 11:17

After a long time in the planning, IFE opens this sunday!  It’s a bi-annual show held at Excel, and is the largest food and drink show in the UK.  The show is HUGE….with over 1,300 exhibitors so as you can imagine its a squash and a squeeze getting everyone set up and ready to go. […]

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15
Mar
2017

Our first trade show of the year!

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 15th Mar 2017 01:37

This weekend is the start of IFE [International Food and Drink Event] at Excel. It’s the UK’s biggest food and drink exhibition and runs bi-annually.   In 2015 it attracted nearly 30,000 visitors over the 4 days, has over 1,300 exhibitors and runs across two halls in Excel….so is a bit of a giant of […]

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13
Mar
2017

A little appearance at BBC Cambridgeshire

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 13th Mar 2017 01:12

It was International Womens day on Wednesday 8th, and I was invited onto BBC Radio Cambridgeshire as a guest on their Breakfast Show.  Chris Mann was the host of the show, and I had a really lovely couple of hours between 7am and 9am talking about International Womens day as well as many other things […]

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08
Mar
2017

International Womens Day #BeBoldforChange

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 08th Mar 2017 13:00

Today is the 8th of March and its International Womens Day…..its a day to reflect on the role of women in society. For this Womens Day I wanted to write down some thoughts for my gorgeous 9 year old daughter – aka Little Miss Breckland. She’s a sparky character – funny, brave, kind, thoughtful and […]

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07
Mar
2017

Breckland Orchard is 8 years old!

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 07th Mar 2017 13:13

Oh my gosh where did the time go? It’s a full eight years since I exhibited at Feast East at Chilford Hall – back in spring 2009. I launched my Breckland Orchard soft drinks there to trade buyers from Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. And the rest at they say is history. We’ve grown from a […]

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06
Mar
2017

More than chuffed to bits...Finalists again!

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 06th Mar 2017 11:10

Just when we thought we couldn’t be more happy about being in the final for East of England Family Business of the Year, we’ve only been nominated and in the final of another award!  Wow!  We’re finalists in the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards for Innovation. We’re a family owned business, and we constantly strive to […]

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