Keith Gill once gave snack lovers a taste of the world.

Nowadays, he’s helping micro food producers expand their market presence.

Mr Gill, who was instrumental in the formation of Phileas Fogg, which put County Durham town Consett on the map, is supporting the growth of Durham Food Hub.

The venture aims to provide food producers from across the county with a direct route to market, with a contract alongside distributor JR Holland an obvious sign of its progress.

However, Mr Gill says the endeavour is much more than the end product, revealing plentiful work has been carried out, with more in progress, to help companies get that vital foothold.

Read the full article at the Northern Echo website.