THE artisan food and drink phenomenon has become not just a way of life but a family affair for Daniel Maycock.
With 12 events up and down the country each year you would be forgiven for thinking the Great British Food Festival is run by a big management company.
But former Bridgewater High student Daniel and his brother Nick have been hosting the days out – which now attract a total of around 100,000 visitors between them – since 2011.
They are assisted in running the festivals by Daniel’s wife Janine and their dad Terry, who used to work for Auto Trader in Warrington, does the accounts while the only non-family member is event manager Verity Sharples.
Their ‘office’ is Terry’s converted garage in Appleton and despite the number and scope of the events growing substantially it has always been that core team who have just celebrated the milestone of their 50th festival.