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21  July

Newtown food firm wins national contract

08/02/2024 @ 11:52

A Newtown company has won a major contract to supply a major nationwide food chain.

Hilltop Honey will be stocking the shelves of Tesco supermarkets with its Welsh Blossom Honey from this week.

Made from 100% Welsh bees, the creation of the honey will support Welsh beekeepers from the beginning of the production process all through to the sale of each jar. Nothing has been added to the honey and nothing has been taken out.

Tesco Wales buyer Nathan Edwards, said: “We are thrilled to have Hilltop’s latest honey product in our stores.

“Scott and Hilltop are perfect examples of how you can turn the thing you love into a way of life. Listening to how he turned his hobby into such a successful company is inspiring.

“I am proud to support Scott as he goes from success to success, etching his name and company into Welsh history.”

Hilltop Honey began when Scott Davies suffered a back injury in 2011, which saw him return to his childhood home in Newtown, where he started beekeeping as a hobby.

This same year, Scott’s mum gave him the name ‘Hilltop’ and he sold his very first jar of honey.

Scott Davies, Hilltop Honey Founder and Managing Director, said: “After injuring my back and being out of work, I found myself with a new and niche hobby in bees. I never would’ve thought it would lead to me producing honey for the country."