Our team are based across two offices in Dorset (Guild House) and London (No. 42) and some work part of the week from home.

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Those of you who already hang out with us will know that the Guild of Fine Food’s activities are many and varied, and the whole team gets involved in pretty much everything we do. For that reason it’s tricky to define job roles and titles, but below we give it our best shot.

Plus it’s a chance to read a little more about each and every one of us and, let’s face it, we all like a cheeky look at what folk look like…

Find out more about working for the Guild and any current vacancies

Our team


Data & systems manager

Sophie Brentnall

Marketing manager

Christabel Cairns

Operations & marketing director

Julie Coates

Julie Coates

Accounts assistant

sam coleman

Sam Coleman

Sales executive


Sally Coley

Sales director

Tom Dale

Assistant editor

Ruth Debnam Guild of Fine Food

Ruth Debnam

Sales manager

John Farrand

John Farrand

Managing director


Operations coordinator - Gillingham, Dorset

Tortie Farrand

Special projects director

Stephen Guppy

Financial controller

Stephanie Rogers

Stephanie Hare-Winton

Events manager

Becky Stacey

Becky Haskett

Sales executive

Michael Lane

Michael Lane



Operations coordinator - London

Claire Powell Guild of Fine Food

Claire Powell

Operations manager

Meredith White Guild of Fine Food

Meredith White

Operations manager

Mark Windsor

Mark Windsor

Art director

Great Taste events team

Temporary events roles (Great Taste London/Gillingham)

Bob Farrand

Bob Farrand


Linda Farrand

Linda Farrand