The judges for this year’s competition are Sir Richard Branson, Authors of The Art of Eating Well, sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, Founder of Ella’s Kitchen, Paul Lindley and Guardian’s Food Editor, Mina Holland.
The event host on the 17th September will be Chef and Presenter of Channel 4’s Italian Kitchen, Michela Chiappa.
Zingology which only officially launched 6 months ago at Natural and organic where selected as one of eight finalists representing four categories:
Zingology was chosen as one of two businesses for the Best New Healthy Food Business. The other three categories were Most Exciting New Brand, Tastiest Start-up and Most Loved Kid’s Food
The eight Finalists will be showcasing their business at the live finale event, for an audience of 150 influencers on the 17th September 2014 in London
Virgin believes business can be a force for good and is passionate about supporting the next generation of British business.
British foodie start-ups have created a burgeoning industry of entrepreneurs characterised by creativity, curiosity, collaboration and energy. The Virgin brand is a natural fit within this sector and aim to position Virgin StartUp as the go-to place for passionate foodies to gain support and get ahead.
Virgin StartUp is a not-for-profit organisation that launched at the end of 2013. By 1st Sept the had awarded 214 loans with an average value of £7,000 (totalling over £1.5m)
They have so far secured over 3,200 hours of mentoring from 430 passionate, like-minded business experts who a giving up their time for free to join us in our mission to change the prospects of start-ups for good.
Zingology are very proud to be a finalist in Best New Healthy Food Business and to be taking part in this event and believe that being a finalist will help us move the business forward further and faster.
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