NFU Mutual is sponsoring the category of Best Brewer in our awards.

The company offers a wide range of personal, business and farming insurance, investment and financial services for businesses.

A spokeswoman for NFU said: “The food and drink industry is booming. Yet from concept through to consumption, you face challenges everyday.

“We understand and appreciate the issues you deal with such as - production efficiency, security of supply, distribution, perishability and rising costs.

“There are health and safety issues, as well as factors beyond your control: the impact of the obesity crisis and consequent sugar tax, call for salt reduction and healthier options.

“In the course of everyday business you may face cyber attacks, damage to your property or goods in transit, business interruption or product recall.

“The things you need to consider seem endless. Thankfully, NFU Mutual has insurance expertise to help you plan for the unexpected.”

They have a network of specialist local agents who have relationships with a number of food and drink manufacturers - from small family bakeries to large national drinks companies.

The spokeswoman added: “Not only do they understand your industry, but they’re on your doorstep to provide a local personal service.”

To keep your business running smoothly they can recommend a wide choice of NFU Mutual products and services.

The best person to contact in Hereford is Sonia Owens. She can be reached on 01432 269840.

Thanks to all of the sponsors of the awards.