About us

Produced in Kent is a trade organisation dedicated to supporting & promoting food, drink, products and services in Kent. We provide vital support to a diverse range of businesses which in turn provide valuable employment opportunities in Kent and are at the economic heart of our communities

our role

Produced in Kent is a not-for-profit organisation working with businesses of all shapes and sizes and our aim is to support and inspire them to achieve their goals.

We are here to raise the profile of Kentish food, drink and craft in Kent, the UK and overseas. We encourage consumers and businesses to source locally and to support their local economy and for visitors to see Kent as a top destination for foodies.

The Team

We are a dedicated team with a wide range of experience. We also draw on the expertise of our board, the membership and wider Kent connections to offer you advice and support.

We are enthusiastic about helping businesses achieve their potential and share a real passion and interest in all things Kentish. We love where we live and look forward to working with anyone who does too!

Meet the board

Seán Holden

Deputy Cabinet Member for Economic Development,
Kent County Council
A former political correspondent who is enthusiastic supporter of rural communities 

Richard Phillips

A Kent Restaurateur flying the flag for hospitality businesses 

William Opie

Executive Chairman
Bennett Opie Ltd
An original member and keen supporter of enabling small businesses to grow  

Paul Hannan

Principal, Hadlow College. Enthusiastic about education and the contribution the next generation can make to food and farming. 

Julian Barnes

Managing Director,
Biddenden Vineyards
A member and an advocate for family and rural businesses 

Stephen Clarke


Purchasing & Marketing Director, kff
A long term supporter of Produced in Kent who brings a wealth of commercial experience to the board 

Amanda Cottrell OBE


Brings her passion for all things Kentish and champions the county wherever she goes. 


Kent County Council and Hadlow College are the Members of Produced in Kent Limited.

In April 2008, Kent County Council entered into a joint-venture agreement with Produced in Kent and Hadlow College, a leading land-based college, to support the future development and activities of Produced in Kent.

Trademark Statement

The ‘Produced in Kent logo’and the ‘Produced in Kent member logo’ are registered trademarks of Produced in Kent Limited. The ‘Produced in Kent Member logo’ can only be used by Produced in Kent members, in accordance with the Style Guide.

The ‘Taste of Kent Awards logo’ is a registered trademark of Produced in Kent Limited. To find out more about the Taste of Kent Awards, click here.

The ‘Produced in Kent logo’ and ‘Taste of Kent Award logo’ can only be used by third parties with prior written approval from Produced in Kent Limited, and in accordance with the Style Guide.

If you learn of any uses of any of the registered trademarks that violate any of the rules above or are not in accordance with the Style Guide, please notify us at info@producedinkent.co.uk. If possible, please provide a copy of the article or the medium in which the trademark violation appeared.