Food & Drink

Our work in the food and drinks sector speaks for itself. Whether we’re helping to launch a new bar or restaurant, pushing new products in front of wholesalers or improving brand awareness, we’re experts in creating a healthy appetite for your business.

By staying on top of the industry’s latest trends, we’re able to create relevant and innovative content that can place your brand in front of those that matter most and – in some cases – even go viral. Our detailed PR, marketing and digital communications strategies are tailored to each business’ individual needs so we can help to formulate a bespoke recipe for your success.

FIRE UP YOUR LAUNCH

Whether you want reservations at your restaurant or guests at your bar, our team of super-organised event planners can help to ease the stress of your launch so you can enjoy the opening night.

With an impressive guest list under our belt, we make sure that you get the right people attending your VIP launch and that the event goes off without a hitch. From helping to design and issue invitations and working the door on the day, to sourcing external suppliers and managing media relations – we have all the skills you need to make the best first impression on the hospitality scene.

BOOSTING BRAND VISIBILITY

As well as filling reservation books, we get brands talked about where it matters the most; whether that’s in a trade title, a regional business magazine, a glossy consumer mag, or online through content marketing, video and social media.

We’ve worked with major food and drink brands to raise their profile in specific trade titles, as well as leading consumer-facing campaigns – including video development, blogger liaison, social media content strategy and optimised website copy, such as inspiring blogs that support SEO.

We can also help to develop tone of voice documents for emerging and established food and drink brands, and build successful websites to launch products and services.

PROVIDING COMFORT IN A CRISIS

In an ideal world, there would never be any controversy surrounding your brand. But unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Should a crisis occur, we can be on hand 24/7 to offer consultancy services and help to manage difficult media enquires that – if handled badly – could damage your reputation as a business.

Branston

Creating a viral and friendly nationwide debate about the clear North/South divide on whether mashed potato belongs on a Christmas dinner plate.

Working closely with national potato supplier Branston, we set out to discover what the nation’s preferred Christmas dinner plate comprises.

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Bistrot Pierre

Cartwright Communications supported the growing French restaurant brand Bistrot Pierre from 2015, growing the brand in new markets, promoting seasonal menu launches and engaging with younger consumers.

One of our favourite campaigns was the launch of the 2018 summer menu. A branded e-recipe book, Chez Vouz, was created featuring a selection of Bistrot Pierre’s newly-launched dishes and summer cocktails for customers to try at home.

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Addo Food Group

We’ve been boosting consumer awareness of two of the UK’s best-loved snack brands and managing the corporate reputation of the UK’s premium producer of chilled savoury pastry products since 2019.

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Fulfil

With the exponential growth of Fulfil in the Irish forecourt and convenience market,  the team was commissioned to launch the protein bar to a UK mainland trade audience.  Fulfil’s founders needed to be positioned as key product innovators and all media relations had to communicate the product’s unique proposition in both confectionary and healthy eating categories.

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THE ALCHEMIST

Alchemist opened its 10th UK restaurant & bar in Nottingham – marking its first for the brand in the East Midlands. Cartwright was appointed to help manage the launch event, using the team’s expertise in the food and drink sector and in-depth knowledge of the city’s foodie culture.

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Clegg Food Projects

Clegg Food Projects, part of Clegg Group, is a national designer, engineer and constructor of food and drink manufacturing facilities. With more than 40 years’ experience, the team works with household brands to deliver state-of-the-art projects, both in the UK and abroad.

Cartwright has been working with Clegg Food Projects for more than 10 years, delivering PR and marketing support. Our current approach is focussed on creating content and monitoring Clegg Food Projects’ social media channels, as well as keeping the website up to date with content, monthly SEO work and securing national trade press.

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Branston

The largest supplier of potatoes in the UK wanted an integrated PR and digital campaign to support the launch of the Cornish new potato season, as part of its ongoing consumer initiative Seasonal Spuds.

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Read what our clients have to say...

Thank you and the rest of the team for such an awesome opening in West Bridgford, it has been the most successful so far!

Tony Griffiths | Gusto

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This campaign was ideal for us as it required minimal input from our team at this busy period and it really helped to raise the profile of potatoes by promoting healthy debate across the country.

James Truscott | Branston

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I have worked with Cartwright for more than ten years and the team are always helpful and responsive. The recent website update was just what we were looking for and the help, guidance and ideas offered made the process straightforward and effective. They have achieved one of our main objectives by putting us on the first page of Google. I can happily recommend the team at Cartwright.

John Moxon | Clegg Food Projects

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We initially engaged Cartwright to support with the messaging around our purchase of The Lawn as we were carrying out some controversial renovations of the Grade II listed building. Our hope was that the Cartwright team would be able to help us deliver a positive message to a wide audience – they achieved this goal and so much more.

What started out as a three-month engagement, lasted for more than two years as we quickly realised the value of having a company so well connected on our side, promoting the Stokes brand. Their approach was friendly, professional and added a great deal of value to the business.

Nick Peel | Stokes Tea & Coffee

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Thank you for all your work on the guest list and event last night. It was a great evening and the crowd was fantastic. It was truly amazing, the best opening we have had and everyone really enjoyed themselves!

Jenny McPhee, head of brand | Alchemist

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A pleasure to work with, Cartwright are experts in their field. Their strength of grocery trade press relationships is outstanding, achieving stellar pieces of coverage across multiple projects for Red Star and our brand portfolio. The team are exceptionally helpful and always on hand to offer advice, provide valuable insight and steer strategic vision. A true agency-gem.

Leonie Bond, marketing manager | Red Star Brands

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Their integrated approach to campaigns has been fantastic from securing column inches and working with online influencers to creating engaging social media content. When it comes to trade PR, Cartwright keep an eye on the trends and opportunities helping us to raise our profile within the industry as a leader in our field and know exactly what journalists are looking for.

Jackie Baker, communications manager | Branston

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The media coverage was amazing and I want more of it for all our sites in the future and none of the PR companies we have used in the past has ever given me an evaluation report. I can’t wait to show it to the board.

Sue Crimes, managing director | Gusto

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