28th

Vacancy – currently hiring

Sales executive Full time with hybrid working policy. Package negotiable and in line with experience and ability. Basic salary plus commission. The Guild of Fine Food is a magazine publisher, trade body, events & awards organiser, and training provider with a mission to support, celebrate and encourage the independent food and drink industry across the […]

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29th

Sophie Brentnall

Seeking a career in food and drink, Sophie swapped her native Derbyshire for London in 2019. Based out of No. 42, our London home, Sophie started her time at the Guild getting involved with events, venue hire, Great Taste and Fine Food Show North. Now taking on a role across the wider business, Sophie is […]

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10th

Christabel Cairns

She joined in 2016 from international wine media brand Decanter, to oversee the delivery of the World Cheese Awards in San Sebastián, and Christabel has been making things run efficiently ever since. As operations & marketing director, she is responsible for developing digital systems and overall business and communications strategy – not to mention masterminding […]

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30th

Julie Coates

Also vying for that long service award, Julie has seen it all at the Guild. She started life here as an accounts exec, moved to operations and then back into the numbers game. Julie is our tenacious, but extremely polite, chaser of money (we all need them). Meet the team

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Sally Coley

Sally began her career with Abbey National in 1994, quickly progressing to management level. She then worked for a niche management consultancy in North Dorset helping small and medium-sized businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset secure grants and management training. She joined the Guild in 2006 and now heads our sales campaigns across the magazines, […]

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Ruth Debnam

Never short of a tune or a laugh since she started at the Guild in 2013, Ruth supports Sally on all things sales across our portfolio of magazines, exhibitions and shows. Meet the team

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15th

Chris Farrand

After stints on the front of house teams for both Great Taste and World Cheese Awards, Chris recently joined the operations team in Gillingham and will be one your first points of call if you contact us by phone or email.  Also responsible for helping with the mammoth task of sorting products into judging sessions […]

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30th

John Farrand

It was probably the force-feeding of obscure foods – especially cheese – during his childhood that compelled John to study Agriculture & Food Industry Management at Wye College, University of London. This oddly named but all-encompassing course covered farming and production as well as sales and marketing. But it proved to be the perfect grounding […]

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Tortie Farrand

After reading Business with Languages at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, Tortie began her career in London organising fundraising events for Macmillan Cancer Relief. This led to managing accounts at the advertising and marketing agency Ideas Unlimited. Her accounts included The National Trust, Royal Opera House, MS Society and Macmillan Cancer Relief. Tortie left Ideas […]

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Stephen Guppy

The man with a calculator. Stephen not only ensures the management accounts stack up but also keeps his hand on the facilities and HR tiller at Guild House. Meet the team

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Becky Haskett

A keen snowboarder and motorcyclist, Becky also holds the trophy for longest-serving employee at the Guild – she has been a stalwart of the sales team since 2005. Meet the team

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Michael Lane

Michael relocated to the West Country and joined the Guild in 2011 after working as a business journalist, covering commercial property, travel and construction for various magazines in London. Although the food industry is a mellower environment, he still finds time to unleash his ire on misplaced punctuation and shoddy press releases during the day-to-day […]

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Claire Powell

Specialist subject: spreadsheets. Coming from an administrative and accounting background, Claire is a key part of the organisation behind Great Taste and World Cheese. Specifically looking after some of our larger retailers, as well as working on product scheduling with the wider operations team, she is calmly efficient in managing a number of projects. Meet […]

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24th

Sepi Rowshanaei

One of our newest Guild members, Sepi will be one of the team welcoming you if you’re joining us for Great Taste judging at No. 42 in London – as well as playing a key role in orchestrating product deliveries and judging schedules behind the scenes. Previously a dentist, with a keen interest in food […]

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3rd

Meredith White

Merry has experience in managing a range clients in various industries which, combined with a keen interest in cuisines and ingredients, is now being put to good use as a key member of the Guild’s ops team. Merry also leads our training programme and initiatives such as the Code of Practice and is very involved […]

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30th

Mark Windsor

Whether it’s designing our publications, creating promotional artwork or fixing the website, Mark is the man behind all things graphic at the Guild. He joined the Guild in 2008 after a 20+ year design career taking in music magazines, record labels, branding and packaging design and art editor at BBC Worldwide. He gets his creative […]

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13th

Emma Baines

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30th

Bob Farrand

Now gently resting most of the time, our founders teed the whole thing up. Without them there would be no Fine Food Digest, no Great Taste, no World Cheese Awards, no training courses and no Guild shows. With a huge amount of hard work and some damn good ideas over 40 years, their contribution is […]

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Linda Farrand

Now gently resting most of the time, our founders teed the whole thing up. Without them there would be no Fine Food Digest, no Great Taste, no World Cheese Awards, no training courses and no Guild shows. With a huge amount of hard work and some damn good ideas over 40 years, their contribution is […]

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