Westminster Stone’s part-time employee Joe Clifford has won Food & Beverage Business of the Year 2019 in the North Wales Young Business Awards.
Joe undertakes all of the beautiful photography for our website and is currently working on producing some short ‘films’ which will bring our ‘manufacturing’ processes to life.
Joe set up TasteBudds – The Food Filmmakers in 2017, the Wrexham based video production company, specialises in video content production for businesses within the food sector.
“This award means so much to me and recognises the hard work I’ve put into setting up TasteBudds. It’s a huge motivational boost to continue putting 110% into the business I love” – Joe Clifford
Whilst studying for a degree in Film Production at The University of Creative Arts in Surrey, Joe worked as a part-time chef and quickly developed a love of food. Having worked for several years as a film producer within various different sectors, Joe decided two years ago to link his twin passions and develop a food-focused video production company specialising in the food & beverage sector.
TasteBudds success has been quick and they have concentrated on growing awareness of areas that both Joe and the British public are passionate about. Much of their work focuses on businesses that are eco-friendly and use locally sourced ingredients, and Tastebudds offers discounts to new business start-ups to give them a boost in their first year.
One such business is Manchester’s fine dining restaurant Mana which has just been awarded the City’s first Michelin Star for 42 years! TasteBudds worked with the restaurant last year creating a three-part web series which has had thousands of online views.
“Simon Martin and I are old school friends and even studied Catering and Hospitality together for a short time at Coleg Cambria. Its amazing to see him receive such an important accolade, but it was not unexpected, Simon is the most intuitive chef I have ever worked with and I’m immensely proud that TasteBudds were able to showcase his spectacular culinary skills”