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28th November 2018

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The Great British Exchange and Tom Kerridge cook up new range

New cookware range marries Tom’s chef expertise with the best of British manufacturing

The Great British Exchange has partnered with celebrity chef Tom Kerridge to develop a range of British made cookware products.

The range includes knives, pans, ceramics, wood and textiles, and will be launched at the Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival in Harrogate this July. Retailers will be able to view the products and learn more about the stories behind the premium range. 

The Tom Kerridge Range has been developed with a team of British manufacturers. The Great British Exchange, as licensee of the Tom Kerridge Range, has brought together the various manufacturers and will be managing the range’s launch to market. 

“We’re all very proud of the Tom Kerridge Range,” said Matt Hopkins, Managing Director of The Great British Exchange. “Working with British manufacturers to produce a range of high quality products that will enter the market as a beacon of what is capable by brilliant British craftsmanship has been an extremely gratifying process. 

“The range is an honest representation of what we as a nation are able to produce and the skills that are alive and kicking in our manufacturing regions. The response to the range so far has been brilliant and I can’t wait to introduce it to more retailers and the market at large.” 

On securing the Tom Kerridge licence, The Great British Exchange worked with Tom and the manufacturers to marry Tom’s knowledge as a professional chef and owner of the only two Michelin star pub in the UK with the skills and experience of the manufacturers. This combination of talents has resulted in a practical and elegant range of products that have provenance. 

“A huge amount of effort has gone into finding these fantastic manufacturers, all of whom are based in Great Britain,” said Tom. “We are trying to breathe new life into Great British traditions, standing firm and not compromising on quality whilst showcasing the best that Britain has to offer. All of these products have been tested and are meant to be used rather than just looked at and stand the test of time. Think Land Rover Defender for kitchens!” 

The Great British Exchange is currently working with retail partners to secure the path to market for the range ready for autumn 2016. Any interested parties are encouraged to contact the team - visit www.thegbexchange.com for more information.


Pictured l-r: Tom Kerridge with Matt Hopkins, MD, The Great British Exchange

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