Thirty years into an amazing truly locally routed journey Curd & Cure is today a fine example of a business that started life as a tiny cottage industry that has now grown to become a company that not only stocks super local products and cheeses, that made them famous, but is now very pleased to announce that it can provide you with ‘Europe on a plate’ specialising in artisan food and drink for the retail sector.
New owner and managing director, Stuart Grant has always had strong ties to the area and indeed the original business having worked for and with the company’s predecessors and family owned business for over a decade. He is massively proud to now own and run the company that is growing at a fast pace having restructured in January 2018 his team is now bigger than ever.
He is excited to unveil the new state of the art premises that are set to carry the company forward into a bright future. The much-needed space these new premises provide will allow Curd & Cure to start stocking a vast amount of new local products as well as a selection of continental artisan products enabling a stronger overall product offering.
The company plans to expand its business in Kent as well as maintain the strong links and partnerships they already have with their customers here. Growing the business in Surrey, Sussex and London is also part of the progression plans. A strong team of people are now in place to put these plans into action.
The new facilities have been funded by HSBC and LEADER grants, which are not easy to come by! Huw Jarvis from LEADER said.
“The Kent Downs and Marshes Leader Programme was pleased to assist with grant aiding Curd & Cure towards the internal fit out of its new packing, cold store and office unit. Curd & Cure is an ambitious and aspiring rural business delivering jobs and growth to the rural economy and is exactly the sort of enterprise LEADER is designed to support.”
Curd & Cure’s director Stuart Grant said: “Building and moving into our custom-built facility was a big milestone for the company and something I have been working towards for a number of years now. Having the support of LEADER and HSBC was an essential part of this project and with our plans for future recruitment within next two years really helped with our eligibility for both these schemes.
We are delighted to now be operating from our new premise and really start pushing our offering and services forward. The dramatically increased space not only will allow us to start listing hundreds of new artisan products but will also increase production capabilities and efficiencies and will also allow as to achieve higher levels of accreditation which is essential for the continued growth of the company.”