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Huw Griffiths at Ford-based Besmoke

PUBLISHED: 14:38 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:18 15 May 2018

From left to right: Rob Austin, Quality Manager; Neil Halls, Production Assistant; Huw Griffiths, MD

From left to right: Rob Austin, Quality Manager; Neil Halls, Production Assistant; Huw Griffiths, MD

Philip Traill

Huw Griffiths of Ford-based company Besmoke says they are the only company in the world capable of what they do

“One day I might be travelling to America to present to some of the biggest food companies in the world, the next day I might be sweeping the floor because we’ve got an audit coming up,” says Besmoke founder and director Huw Griffiths, pictured above on the right.

The Ford-based natural smoke flavour company began with Huw smoking bulbs of garlic in his garden for friends and family.

He then started selling it through a local deli.

Moving into a small shed on a farm was the next step before visiting food festivals and fairs with his products.

Besmoke’s products, ranging from smoked jalapeño (pictured), salt and oil to sugar, spice and herbs now go into the global market. “Huge flavour companies use our ingredients. We also supply a lot to manufacturers who supply supermarkets worldwide.”

With various smoking methods, Besmoke is very much an innovation-led business. This helps Huw and the team keep up to speed with the moving market. “The industry is so hungry for new developments. Things are changing so much in the smoke industry. We’re being challenged to come up with more efficient ways to deliver natural smoke into food.”

Being able to offer such unique products to a global market whilst implementing new smoking technologies is a huge privilege for Huw, who says: “We’re the only company in the world capable of doing what we do.”

Sussex Creation is a series by photographer Philip Traill, exploring people in their work environment, capturing the characters and what they do in a single image.


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