Hospitality and Business Management with Culinary Arts graduate Tamsin Te-Strote (2018), has combined her food industry and academic experience to create Hamilton Foods. Tamsin developed the idea whilst working as a chef in a local restaurant. As she networked and sourced local produce suppliers in and around the South Yorkshire and Derbyshire area, she hit upon the idea of creating her own business which would provide private clients with a similar range of produce, delivered straight to their door.
The business model is simple. An eCommerce-based supermarket website which specialises in selling seasonal produce supplied by family businesses to its clients, based in and around the Sheffield and South Yorkshire area. The food range focusses mainly on providing boxes of seasonal fruit and vegetable produce, but it also includes a further range of simple everyday groceries for clients to choose from.
Hamilton Foods provides customers with an alternative, sustainable and affordable way to ensure that they are getting their five a day requirements, whilst simultaneously supporting local family businesses and contributing the local economy.
In addition to managing direct delivery through its own website, Hamilton Foods now delivers through the website of another of this year’s Hallam Enterprise Awards finalists, 3 Miles.
Tamsin now plans to expand to deliver across the UK and increase her product range. She also wants to develop a mobile app.