8. Jan, 2019

When will they be getting paid.....

It is January 2019, working as a Chef and working with wonderfull Artisan food producers I feel I must bring this to your attention. Fairly recent a lot of credit was given to the great and good of Chefs who are making this County so special well thank you for that.....never the less with great times behind us 4 weeks of top dollar for most catering businesses, easily forgotten are the loyal artisan growers and producers of the continuous food supplies behind all of this, the pillars of our food industry, who are still waiting for overdue payments from 2018 November and December, without saying to much, these loyal suppliers of fine produce also need to live and should not be treated like interest free credit facilities as banks once were before 2008, looks more the case of these artisan producers who keep Shropshire afloat are the new banks. I have been told by certain producers that catering establishments are 4-6 weeks overdue payments when already have a 4 weeks credit....without these guys, 'the great and good of Chefs' will have nothing to play with, needless to say what will happen next, happyness will be short lived......why 4 weeks Credit and let alone take advantage and stretch it even more. It will soon happen that these producers who keep Shropshire rolling will stop credit and will only deliver on pro-forma or cash payments only. I can only support that and hope that others do too. The only way to keep Shropshire special is to keep Shropshire supply businesses breathing healthy.