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Fareshare 2018

Tesco has recently teamed up with Jamie Oliver and our partner Fareshare, to launch a new cooking school to teach community organisations how to prepare surplus food,

From July to December 2018, JDM Food Group provided 51.5 tonnes of surplus food to FareShare. That’s enough to contribute towards 122,621 meals for people in need.

Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Grand Total
24.6 1.7 3.4 3.2 6.2 12.5 51.5

This was where the surplus food has been distributed…

Addiction Support 6
Advice/Resource Centre 17
Children and Families Centre 94
Community Cafe 153
Community Centre 118
Day Centre 93
Drop In Service 75
Food Bank 119
Hospice/Care Home 30
Hostel 87
Lunch Club 50
Medical Facility 3
Other 70
Out Of School Club/Youth Centre 72
Place Of Worship 52
Refuge 8
Residential Rehabilitation Service 24
School/School Breakfast Club/After School Club 105
Soup Kitchen 19
Supported Housing 97
Training Centre 23
Grand Total 1315

Across these regions…

Cymru South Wales 1
East Midlands 98
East Of England 37
Glasgow & The West Of Scotland 66
Grampian 56
Greater Manchester 112
Hull & Humber 34
Lancashire & Cumbria 34
London 141
Merseyside 157
North East 61
South West 153
Southern Central 64
Sussex 64
Thames Valley 51
West Midlands 92
Yorkshire 94
Grand Total 1315


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BBC Children In Need Countryfile Ramble 2018

During early October JDM Food Group and Boston College completed the BBC Children In Need Countryfile Ramble 2018. Together over £1600 was raised.

On Children In Need Day 2018 Red Rock Partnership Ltd hosted their own bake sale and Duck Race which raised an amazing total of £588!

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JDM Bonfire Night 2018

On Saturday 3rd November, JDM hosted their very own Bonfire Night.

There was a competition for the best Guy Fawkes, Engineering’s Engineering Guy won, closely followed by Gingerella.

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1000 companies to inspire Europe

JDM Food Group has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe. The report is a celebration of high-growth and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across Europe.

To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their country peers.
About [Company name]

Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness:
“SMEs are the backbone of the European economy, which is solid and growing. Thanks to structural reforms in Member States, but also to dynamic and innovative, high-growth SMEs, employment has reached new record levels with almost 240 million people in jobs. We need to continue on that path and create a favourable business environment enabling cutting edge innovators and solid manufacturing SMEs to grow and reach their full potential. Stock exchanges, such as London Stock Exchange Group, are an essential part of our Capital Markets Union, helping those with ideas to meet their financiers.”

Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange Plc:
“The economic potential of Europe’s fastest growing companies is clear in ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’. The report shows high-growth SMEs are the innovators, job creators and drivers of economic growth. They have the potential to transform the European economy and give the next generation of young people the future they deserve.

“So, it is vital that we give these companies, and companies like them, access to suitable growth finance. London Stock Exchange Group is committed to supporting the job creators of tomorrow, increasing their access to long-term patient capital to fund their continued success.”

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Together with Rock Recruitment Agency, JDM raised £468.60 for the Macmillan Coffee Morning, a fantastic effort for a great cause!

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Will from NPD even used JDM’s own potatoes for his cinnamon spiced sweet potato cupcakes! However it was Liz from NPD who took first place with her apple cake, followed closely by Rob with his orange millionaires shortbread then Elaine with her delicious chocolate cake!

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SIAL Paris

The World's Largest Food Innovation Exhibition

International Hall – Hall 2 & Pod Number 80

21 – 25 OCTOBER 2018

Discover products from all over the world, the latest culinary trends, attend culinary demonstrations … On 21-25 October 2018, SIAL Paris will be the largest international marketplace for foodservice professionals seeking inspiration. Did you know? Yannick ALLENO will be the patron of SIAL Paris.

JDM Food Group will be at the event this year.  Come and see us in the International Hall, Hall 2 and Pod Number 80.

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Yorkshire 100K 24 hour challenge

Massive well done to our very own Barry Smith last weekend, smashing the Yorkshire 100K 24 hour challenge and raising £385.00 for @BlindVeterans

Blind Veterans – a great cause

A great cause and an even greater achievement.

Everyone here at JDM is very proud. #OurBarrie.

Barry Smith - JDM Food Group