Thank you to our Sponsors............

Our fabulous festival would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.

Main Sponsor

The festival is a firm favourite on the events calendar for Suffolk based brewer and distiller Adnams. Their iconic bar will be back for a fifth year serving Adnams favourites such as Southwold Bitter and Ghost Ship and the Jack Brand beer range. Adnams award winning spirits will also be available in addition to Adnams wines and Champagne sold by the glass. The Adnams Beach Hut will also be there selling a range of Adnams goodies usually found in Adnams Cellar and Kitchen Stores.


Award winning used car dealer, Big Cars, is a customer service company that happens to sell cars. They take great pride in delivering  a main dealer service with the added personal care you'd find in a small family business. They want their customers to say "wow" when they purchase a car from them and their client advisors will always go the extra mile to make sure the process is as smooth as possible.

With more than 350,000 likes on Facebook and thousands of followers on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, Big Cars offers a huge range of high quality cars of all sizes, not to mention regular special offers, such as free insurance. So whether you are buying your first car or fancy treating yourself to a supercar, Big Cars is the place to go! Everyone is welcome in their dealerships in Chelmsford, Witham, Surrey and Sudbury. You can also join the huge Big Cars social media community f more than half a million people on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.


Main Stage and Master Class Sponsor

Fisher & Paykel know that behind every product is a story that starts with you. Your home is an expression of who you are and how you live, and our passion is creating better products that turn every day routines into enjoyable experiences.

Fisher & Paykel is a global company that was started in New Zealand over 80 years ago and their culture is on of open innovation, where design is delivered through research and insight.

The way that their design team works with any new product is to look to the human interaction


Heart Essex is the county's most popular radio station with more than 400,000 people tuning in every week. Home to Heart Breakfast with Martin and Su - jam packed and star studded with top guests, competitions and traffic news to keep Essex moving.

Tune into Heart Essex on 96.1 (Colchester), 96.3FM (South Essex), 97.5FM (Southend), 101.7FM (Harlow & Bishops Stortford), 102.6FM (Chelmsford and North Essex) SAB Digital Radio and online


Independent Co-operative Society, Chelmsford Star has been serving the Essex community since 1867 and has within its trading portfolio, 40 food stores across the region. Renowned for being a community retailer, it believes in dealing with other Essex businesses and organisations which in turn nurtures prosperity and success. In fact for every £100 spent in Chelmsford Star, £32 is returned to the local community for goods and services.

Stocking locally produced items made in Essex in particular makes good sense.


The Smart School of Cookery is an intimate dining and learning experience, where you can gain insider tips and tricks of the trade from Ann smart who runs the school as well as specialist celebrity, professional and Smart School trained chefs. Classes are run in an informal and relaxed atmosphere for up to 20 guests per class. The ingredients used are fresh, local and delicious and the tuition is professional and down to earth.

Ann will be running the Masterclasses at the Festival Cookery School this year.


Warlingham Wines are an independent Wine Merchant from Norfolk - wine lovers first and then a wine business, therefore very customer focussed and they really like to get to know their customers. They do not sell cheap wine, they sell great wine cheaply! What is guaranteed with Warlingham wines is a fantastic service and a real passion to provide you with the very best advice. Owner John Tisshaw said they are so confident in their wines that if you do not like their wines they will give you your money back.

Warlingham Wines will be at the Broil King BBQ stage matching their wines to the fabulous dishes our chefs will  be cooking at the festival.


The Recycle for Essex team will be on hand to help you find out how to waste less food and save money. At this year's festival you can take part in their fun interactive games and quizzes for all the family including a competition to win an ice cream maker.


As part of a national programme, the Superfast Essex Programme is working to extend superfast broadband coverage to more than 120,000 homes and businesses in Essex by 2019.

To find out if your area is due to be upgraded under the current rollout plans, check the Superfast Essex interactive map