Meet the team

Meet the team

Phil

Company Owner and Founder

My job in a nutshell: Seeking ways to grow our social, environmental and ethical impact as a company

I’ve been with Better Food for Started the company in 1992

My favourite thing that we sell is … I do like a good coffee from our cafés and the Bristol loafs seeded sourdough is superb

When not at work, I will mostly be found at home in the garden or doing pottery

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Gene

Managing Director

My job in a nutshell: Making sure we have a sustainable business; benefiting customers, employees, suppliers and communities

I’ve been with Better Food for … 2 years

Previous experience: 40+ years in the food industry; including the production and selling of organic and fair-trade products

My favourite thing that we sell is … Raw chocolate buttons from our packaging-free wall

When not at work, I will mostly be found … winning Gold and Bronze medals at European Badminton Championships (Masters)

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Susie

Financial Controller

My job in a nutshell: Managing all aspects of finance for the company plus working with the senior management on strategy and Better Food’s future

I’ve been with Better Food for … 10 years. I started as a finance assistant

My favourite thing that we sell is … raw chocolate buttons from our packaging-free wall

When not at work, I will mostly be found … walking my dog on the Mendips

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Kevin

Buying Manager

My job in a nutshell: Source and purchase new products that meet our organic, local and ethical standards whilst maintaining and reviewing existing product lines.

I’ve been with Better Food for …  since August 2019

My favourite thing that we sell is …  the ‘Kevin’ vegan pie from Pie Minister accompanied with a glass of ‘Piqueras’ organic red wine

When not at work, I will mostly be found …  eating out, going to the cinema or housesitting for family members to look after their pets.

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Daisy

HR & Payroll Manager

My job in a nutshell: Everything people! I look after our recruitment process, wellbeing, payroll, training, paperwork and policies, and anything else our people need.

I’ve been with Better Food for … 2 years

My favourite thing that we sell is … Raw 70% dark chocolate buttons (from our unpackaged section!)

When not at work, I will mostly be found … in the sunny state of California – otherwise, singing karaoke, watching something at the theatre or with the cats!

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Matt

Marketing Manager

My job in a nutshell: Helping more people to find Better Food and make small, positive changes in the way that they shop.

I’ve been with Better Food for … One month

My favourite thing that we sell is … ‘All the Cool Cats’ Unfiltered Helles from local brewer, Lost and Grounded

When not at work, I will mostly be found … Spending time with my family, in the garden or surfing

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Lewis

Catering Manager

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Fiona

St. Werburghs Store Manager

My job in a nutshell: Working alongside some of the best people in Bristol

I’ve been with Better Food for … five years in total, with a 6 month break in between. I’ve been lucky enough to work in all three shops and cafés during this time

My favourite thing that we sell is … Fill household products, found in our refill section. The products are great, unscented and the drums are returned to the company to be used over and over again. It’s a zero waste, closed loop solution which is helping me reduce my plastic consumption at home!

When not at work, I will mostly be found … Enjoying a beer in the sunshine or battling bindweed on the allotment. Ideally both!

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Beth

Wapping Wharf Store Manager

My job in a nutshell: Managing the great team at Wapping Wharf and offering great customer service to our lovely customers

I’ve been with Better Food for … 4 years. I started as a café assistant

My favourite thing that we sell is: Fruit & Veg!

When not at work, I will mostly be found … Allotment or bouldering

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Becca

Store Relief Manager

My job in a nutshell: Since returning from maternity leave I offer support and cover to the managers, and carry out inductions for all new starters

I’ve been with Better Food for … 4 years. I previously managed both Whiteladies and Wapping Wharf

My favourite thing that we sell is … Arbor beer and Bristol Loaf croissants

When not at work, I will mostly be found … chasing round after my son, drinking coffee, or trying to grow things in the garden

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Sarah

Health & Bodycare Manager

My job in a nutshell: Managing H&B teams, giving advice, shop displays, sourcing, ordering and stock control, organising training for staff to expand their knowledge and expertise, helping to organise promotions and H&B related events and campaigns

I’ve been with Better Food for nearly 4.5 years (shopped here for many more!)

My favourite thing that we sell is … So hard to choose just one. I love all our new package free frozen berries for my morning smoothie. Amma Life CBD is a favourite and Antipodes Facial Oil

When not at work, I will mostly be found … with my daughter in the park or at CNM where I’m currently studying Naturopathic Nutrition part time

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Andreea

Office Manager

My job in a nutshell: Everything that our office needs, I’m also Part of Finance and HR/Payroll team and love to deal with anything that involves numbers!

I’ve been with Better Food for … 3 and a half years

My favourite thing that we sell is … Trafo Bio Organic Corn Peanuts Puffs

When not at work, I will mostly be found … doing arts and crafts with my daughter, watching medical TV series, baking and colouring

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John

Produce Co-ordinator

My job in a nutshell … Managing the fresh produce teams and the fresh produce we sell across the shops.

I’ve been with Better Food for … 2.5 years

My favourite thing that we sell is … Wiper & True “Milkshake” stout – can’t beat it.

When not at work, I will mostly be found … In my kitchen cooking extravagant meals and dancing to Marvin Gaye

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