Ginsters Welcome The Duke and The Duchess Of Cornwall To Celebrate 50-Year Anniversary
ROYAL VISIT TO GINSTERS OF CORNWALL TO CELEBRATE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY…
On Tuesday 16 July, Ginsters of Cornwall – the UK’s favourite pasty maker – welcomed The Duke of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cornwall to its Callington-based bakery.
The visit was part of Their Royal Highnesses’ three-day trip to the South West, focusing on regional businesses who help bolster the area’s food and drink sector. Ginsters, which contributes in the region of £43m per year to the local economy, was delighted to have been chosen.
Coinciding with Ginsters’ 50-year anniversary, The Prince and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a special anniversary summer garden party to mark the occasion, hosted by Sir David Samworth CBE DL and Life President of Samworth Brothers.
During their visit to Ginsters Their Royal Highnesses met with employees, their families and local suppliers. The Prince and The Duchess also spent time with company apprentices and learned about Ginsters’ initiatives to promote sustainability, including recycled packaging and energy efficiency. Their Royal Highnesses were able to view an exhibition telling the story of the organisation’s heritage. Before departing, The Prince and The Duchess cut a birthday cake to celebrate the occasion.
Ginsters which has been baking in Cornwall since 1969, now produces more than 55 recipes including award-winning savoury pastries. The business is renowned for bringing a Taste of Cornwall to Britain, only using 100% Red Tractor Approved British farmed meat and sourcing its vegetables locally from Hay Farm on the Rame Peninsular, where possible.
Commenting on the royal visit, Managing Director, Kieran Hemsworth said: “What a brilliant day and what an honour. We couldn’t think of a better way to mark 50 years of pasty making in the heart of Cornwall.
“The Duke and The Duchess were particularly interested to hear about our long-standing commitment to Cornwall, our investment into the county and our home here in Callington, the dedication of our people and meeting our suppliers who provide great quality ingredients for us to make our award winning pasties”.