Tanky Winner

01 Apr 2019 | Categories: Events
The winning entry as it will look

The Flavourworks has a winner in its Tanky McTankface design competition. It’s Steve Willison, who works there as a deputy supervisor. He and his entire family spent most of the last few months drawing up ideas to improve the appearance of the company’s liquid nitrogen tank, so it was quite a team effort. As a result the company is paying for them all to have a meal out at the Wagtail in Wincanton as the prize. Officially it will be called the Flavourtank, but fondly known as Tanky.

The Managing Director, or “Chief Flavourista”, Chris Ormrod said: “I spent a very amusing few hours spent looking at the designs for our Tanky competition, with entries ranging from the surreal (a space shuttle) to the comic (a tall Minion).

“We had some brilliant drawings sent to us, including some extremely clever ideas, but I liked this one the best as it combines everything we do here – bringing the best flavours together in a fresh way, to produce our renowned sauces and marinades.

“Well done to our winner, Steve Willison, his entry really made us all smile. The tank will be fully branded in spring 2019, when we hope it will become an essential tourist destination for all visitors to the west country. Angel of the North move over, there’s a new kid in town!”

The Flavourworks manufactures key ingredients for some of the biggest food manufacturers in the country. It makes make flavoured butters, flavoured oils, marinades, glazes and rubs which eventually find their way onto the shelves of M&S, Sainsbury, Tesco, Asda, Aldi and Lidl. Every week it produces enough ingredients for some three million meals and over the last few years some of its key Christmas lines have been featured on TV as part of its customers ad campaigns.

For more information, interviews, samples or to arrange a tour of the factory please contact Lucy Atherton 0778 6688833 hello@lucyathertonpr.com

Notes for editors:

The Flavourworks is the new name for Markus Products, a privately-owned company founded in Gillingham, Dorset in 1989. The company moved to its current site in Wincanton in 2003.

It started life as a garlic butter manufacturer and over the years has developed its capabilities to become one of the most innovative food ingredient suppliers in the UK. The company remains privately owned, with sales on track to exceed £15m in 2018.