Sturgeon’s Easter Message

The Easter egg is normally a symbol of new life, creativity, change and hope.  We think of our clients and community as part of the Sturgeon Family.

May you have a safe and reflective Easter Weekend.

These words are a huge comfort to many, we hold you all in our prayers at this time.

Psalm 91 verse 4-6 Psalm 91:4-6 New International Version (NIV)

He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday

Our Values and Purpose – Easter 2020

Sturgeon will be making an Easter Donation to www.crosslightadvice.org.uk.  Crosslight Advice, now in its 10th year, is a community focused charity that works to combat poverty and hardship in London and the surrounding areas caused by the burden of unmanageable debt and lack of financial capability.

Visit their website for more information or to make a donation: https://www.crosslightadvice.org/give.

Sturgeon Ventures sponsors Iain Burnett – Master Chocolatier

As the pioneer of Regulatory Incubation, Sturgeon Ventures has sponsored Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier 2020 Pink Chocolate Easter Egg.

Sturgeon likes to sponsor entrepreneurial chocolatiers for this project.

More about Iain Burnett

Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett is an award-winning artisan with a passion for excellence.  Iain creates the uniquely hand-crafted Velvet Truffles for Michelin Star chefs, VIP gifts, and clients worldwide.  Scotland’s most awarded Chocolatier, his Velvet Truffles are made with an exceptional fresh Perthshire cream and a rare island cocoa.  The luxurious textures and flavours of the Velvet Truffles® have received over 40 awards, twice judged the Best Truffle in the World out of thousands of chocolates from 40 countries by chefs, sommeliers and food experts.  Other awards include twice Best Food Service Product at Food&Drink Excellence; Gold, Silver & Bronze awards from the Academy of Chocolate; Triple Gold Star from the Great Taste Awards; and Europe’s Best Hot Chocolate Ganache.

As one of Europe’s leading truffle specialists, Iain Burnett creates bespoke petits fours for clients including Claridges, Gordon Ramsay, Albert Roux, Gleneagles, Harvey Nichols, British Airways First Class, Michelin Star chefs, Master Distillers, governments and royalty.

Iain works from his specially designed Chocolate Kitchen by the River Tay in the village of Grandtully in Highland Perthshire.  The unique flavours and world class texture of his Velvet Truffles are the result of both rare ingredients and the extreme level of craftsmanship.  His goal was to create a luxuriously smooth and “naked” pure ganache, with no hard chocolate shell – but using only natural ingredients instead of artificial flavourings and preservatives.  It took him over 3 years and 150 adjustments in methods and recipes to achieve the first Velvet Truffle.  Each one takes 2 days to hand-crystallize.  Iain uses real fruit and honey from local apiaries and flavours change seasonally due to his use of non-blended cocoa and cream.  The intense rare São Tomé island cocoa has exceptional fruity, aromatic and spicy characteristics, shifting with each harvest, and he combines it with an extraordinary sweet grassy fresh cream from just one herd of Perthshire cows.  Only the purity of ingredients and extreme craftsmanship allows all the flavours to show through.

Iain shares insights into the art of a Master Chocolatier, flavours and textures, in guided Chocolate Tasting Flights sent worldwide with an audio link or experienced alongside Europe’s Best Hot Chocolate in the Chocolate Lounge next to his Kitchen, Exhibition and Shop.

Visit his website at:  www.HighlandChocolatier.com

TPG Design enjoys their Sturgeon egg

TPG were excited to receive the beautiful Iain Burnett egg as an Easter present from Sturgeon Ventures this week.  It came surrounded by smaller pink truffle eggs, but they didn’t survive “testing” by us!

As the pioneer of Regulatory Incubation, Easter is a great time of year for Sturgeon to give eggs to clients and partners. TPG have been working with Sturgeon on their websites and other online projects since 2013 and it’s our pleasure to partner them on their journey.

Liz finally managed to take a photo this morning, giving us free rein to enjoy the rest of the egg between us this evening.

 

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