Having worked in the fast and relentless way of life in London, working in politics and housing management, I felt it was time to satisfy the creative side of my nature whilst utilising the transferable skills my career in London had brought me.
My realisation that I wanted to become an artisan food producer came out of the blue. My wife and I were running our training business and the recession hit in 2010, coupled with us moving to rural Cheshire – somewhere I had always wanted to live. My wife decided to make cakes and sell them at local markets. I asked “what can I do to help” and I made my first jam – plum – for a bakewell tart. I really enjoyed it, got really good feedback and my desire to make more handmade goods was sky high.