Paul Hargreaves - Rendered on: 25/04/2017 11:29:47
Paul Hargreaves is a well-known figure within the speciality food world both for his insightful views on the sector, independent retailers, and business in general. Paul’s blog “Speciality Bites” is widely read by retailers and producers alike, and he is often asked to contribute to debates and articles within the industry. His background includes a degree in Zoology and 10 years in the charitable sector. Paul’s business endeavours have always had at their core the principle of “giving something back” with the latest project being a farm business to support an AIDS orphanage in Western Kenya. (The Zoology degree hasn’t been quite so useful for business though!)
Paul is the Chief Exec of Cotswold Fayre, a company that has grown to become the leading ambient food and drink wholesaler for farm shops, garden centres, delicatessens and food halls throughout the UK and Ireland. The company’s innovative marketing activities and professional team have contributed to changing the speciality food sector and his team is the most successful within the UK of partnering new brands into the market.