Admiral shows support for Newport food festival for second year

Posted on Tuesday 30th August 2016

Newport-based employer Admiral Group is again showing their support for the city's 'must visit' annual food festival.

The Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival 2016 will take place on the first Saturday in October and will boast around 80 stalls along High Street, the return of the popular Teenchef competition, expert chef demonstrations and activities and entertainment for all the family.

Admiral will sponsor the gallery level of Newport Market - a key food festival venue.

The Admiral Gallery will host chef demonstrations throughout the day, as well as the final of the popular Teenchef competition.

Admiral will also be hosting food festival themed staff days to drum-up support and excitement with the 900 staff located in their Newport offices.

Ceri Assiratti, Head of People Services at Admiral, said: "The Newport Food Festival continues to go from strength to strength and we're delighted to be involved again for the second year running. Last year's event was particularly popular with our staff who really enjoyed activities in the office as well as the festival day itself. This year we will again be having our own chef demo and food sampling sessions which everyone is looking forward to."

Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of Newport City Council, said: "It's fantastic that such a prominent Newport employer is again supporting our city's events. Not only has their support enabled us to programme a bigger and better festival this year, with over 6,000 employees based in south Wales they are certainly helping raise the profile of Newport events and what we have on offer."

Thanks to the support of a variety of sponsors including Admiral, this year's festival programme will also feature an exciting calendar of fringe events plus street entertainment and live music.

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