North East leaders by example: Hazel Coppack
PUBLISHED: 10:28 19 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:07 20 February 2013
A profile of people from all walks of life who influence those around them for the better and make a positive difference to the North East
Love Food is a project aimed at supporting the production, promotion, use and appreciation of local grown or reared food in Teesdale, Weardale, Allendale and the Derwent valley.
It aims to establish routes to market for local producers, encourage environmental best practice in the production of local food, devise and implement a promotional and educational campaign, create a virtual Food Academy to deliver skills, marketing expertise and training, and develop Food Tourism in the North Pennine Dales.
Its Director is Hazel Coppack, who lives in Barnard Castle in the heart of Teesdale.
Together with partners, Hazel wrote and submitted a successful application to the Big Lottery Funds Local Food Scheme for the Love Food project, which she manages on behalf of Teesdale Marketing, a not-for-profit organisation which is the accountable body.
Hazel, married with two sons and a daughter, is a microbiology and botany graduate. She says three qualities encapsulate whats necessary to be a successful influencer: Integrity, honesty and ability.