A Taste of North Yorkshire at the Houses of Parliament

On 31 January 2024, our Commercial Manager, Richard Oglesby, and Innovation Manager, Kate Hill, travelled to Westminster to showcase our products at 'A Taste of North Yorkshire'.

Held in the Jubilee Room, the event aimed to highlight the outstanding independent food and drink businesses in our region, with each of the eight North Yorkshire MPs selecting a business from their constituency to participate.


Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Innovation Manager Kate Hill, Commercial Manager Richard Oglesby and Kevin Hollinrake MP.


Kevin Hollinrake MP chose The Original Baker to represent the Thirsk and Malton Constituency and we were understandably thrilled to accept the invitation and share samples of our products with members from both Houses, including Prime Minister Rishi Sunak who bestowed praise on the Slow Roast Pork and Cider Pie, declaring it delicious!


Slow roast pork and cider pie on a white plate. White gravy boat in background.


Mr Oglesby said “It was a wonderful experience. We were provided with a great opportunity to share not only our products, but also the story of The Original Baker" Speaking of the event's organiser, he said "Kevin Hollinrake was very passionate about promoting Yorkshire suppliers and championing the food produced in Yorkshire.”

It was a privilege to be invited to such a fantastic event and a pleasure to see such an outstanding array of products on offer from independent businesses in the region. 


Richard and Kate with the company banner and a tray of food samples

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