Two Sheffield women, who both set up food businesses when their jobs came to an end, have cooked their way to national success by earning Great Taste Awards.
Abby Beckett-Smith of Greenside Deli and craft baker Jane Stammers, of Tipple Tails, have been awarded gold stars at their first attempt.
Abby, a former IT professional, has been building up her business over the last three years. She specialises in traditional preserves, with new flavour combinations.
Her award-winning Chilli -lilli is piccalilli with the addition of fresh green chilli to give it an extra kick.
Home economist Jane Stammers, who won her star for Tipple Tails’ cherry orchard cake, said: “It’s fabulous to receive such a well-respected accolade.”
Great Taste Awards are given only after blind tasting by more than a dozen judges.