TASTE Communications has announced a strategic partnership with London-based food and drink public relations and marketing specialist Sauce.

Edinburgh's Taste was founded three years ago by broadcaster Stephen Jardine. It now has more than 20 clients across the food and drink and hospitality sectors including the likes of Loch Fyne Oysters, Ian Macleod Distillers, Scotty Brand and Campbells Prime Meats.

Mr Jardine believes the move will benefit both companies and said: "As food and drink specialists north and south of the border, this agreement represents a chance for us to pool our skills and understanding for the benefit of all our clients,"

Sauce, established in 2001, includes Scottish chef Tom Kitchin and the Ardanaiseig Hotel in Argyll among its clients.