Who We Are

You know your business and we know ours. We haven’t done a one year course in PR and marketing. Instead the team behind Taste Communications have decades of experience working in communications, hospitality and across the Scottish, national and international media

We know how the media really works from the inside.

Stephen Jardine – Founder

Stephen is one of the most recognised faces in the Scottish media. He has worked as a radio and television reporter for local and national news and for the past ten years has presented a wide range of programmes for STV, ranging from documentaries and political programmes to the flagship news show “Scotland Today”. He has also fronted his own radio show and writes a weekly food and drink column for “The Scotsman”. A passionate foodie, he spent a year eating only Scottish food, recording his experience for a TV show and a daily newspaper.

Peter Lederer – Non-executive Chairman.

Peter spent 9 years as Chairman of VisitScotland and was the managing director of Gleneagles Hotel. His knowledge and contacts across the hospitality, food and tourism industries in Scotland are unrivalled and he also brings his years of experience and business acumen to the company. Alongside Taste, he is also Chairman of Gleneagles Hotels, Chairman of Hamilton and Inches and Chairman of the Saltire Foundation.

Martha Bryce – Consultant

Martha joined from Visit Scotland where she was a PR Executive promoting the food and drink sector to national and international journalists.