Shopping for hampers, foods & gifts
Real Food Direct acts as a vital link in the chain between specialist food producers and the customer. Through just one web site, the customer can access a wide range of high quality delicatessen products and have them delivered to their door for a small carriage charge.
Our goods are generally handmade by a wide range of UK specialist producers from small artisan businesses. By far the vast majority are entirely free of preservatives, additives or artificial flavouring and some are certified as organic by the Soil Association.
Real Food Direct warehouse
In the early nineties, Paul Hargreaves started a wholesale distribution business from his former London home, supplying local delicatessens and farm shops with hand made food and drink from the Cotswold region. Now, in 2008, Cotswold Fayre stocks over 1000 wholesale customers with over 1,500 product lines. and the company has now moved warehouses three times to keep up with the rapid growth.
In the late nineties coinciding with the growing internet economy, Real Food Direct was started by Paul - enabling those who don't have good access to a fine food shop to buy their gourmet products on-line via a new mail order web-site. Many of our suppliers web sites link to ours so Real Food Direct can fulfill mail order requirements.
To facilitate the enormous growth over the last few years there are now more than 20 other staff. The main members of the team are as follows:
- Paul Hargreaves - MD
- David Rae Jones General Manager
- Nikki Taylor Finance Coordinator
- Jennie White Suppliers Coordinator
- Paul Weatherley - Warehouse Supervisor
- Krzysztof Rodzik - Warehouse
- Adam McCormick - Warehouse
- Eamon (Burt) Lambert - Warehouse
- Holly Sommerville - Admin
- Carole Billington - Admin
- Dean Hooper - Driver
- Kevin Goodenough (contract) - Driver
- Richard Marriott - Driver
- Pete Collins - Driver
- Maciej Janiuk - Driver
- Tessa Evans (contract) - Major accts
- John Buckley - Sales
- Angela Hibbard - Sales
- Barry Ali - Web Management
- Louise Ingram - PA to MD
- Alison McCabe Mail Order
Real Food Direct is registered with the Data Protection Agency and adheres strictly to the code of practice.
Data Protection No: 24979661