Our Team

Nick
NICHOLAS WALOFF
Executive Chair

Nicholas brings a wealth of experience in the business sector and lives in Lechlade, Gloucestershire. In addition to being MD of his own management consultancy company Waloff Associates Ltd, he is also the Business Development Director of The Brilliant Beer Company. His career has spanned 4 decades in both the UK and N America, in the housing and property sectors; heritage and archaeology; food and drink; and Parliamentary relations, and he describes himself simply as a ‘market maker’.

Chris
CHRIS LEIBBRANDT
Secretary/Treasurer

Chris is an experienced Marketing Consultant who runs his own specialist company Charismatic Marketing, and lives in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. A world-class fisherman, he contributes to ‘Tackle and Guns’, and is also the Editor of CAMRA Gloucestershire’s magazine ‘The Tippler’.

Sarah
SARAH HAWKESWOOD
Producer Director

Sarah is passionately committed to sustainability issues, and runs her free range turkey, hens’, duck and quails’ egg business, Phoenix Free Range, from Bisley, Gloucestershire. She prides herself on the fact that her turkeys are not for Christmas. Sarah also spends much time at shows promoting the case for - and cause of - rare breeds in the UK.

Toni
TONI RYDER
Events Director

Toni has accumulated an impressive wealth of experience in co-ordinating top quality events in the Cotswolds. American by birth, she currently runs Not Just Bouquets, a top Cotswold florist and events management company – although she also has an extensive background in project management, organising dinners for 800+ people, and corporate trouble-shooting!

Laura
LAURA BLAIR
Technical Director

Laura is an experienced food scientist who runs her own food safety and technical consultancy company, Flair Food Consulting. With a background in both manufacturing and retail sectors, Laura specialises in delivering bespoke food safety solutions and technical consultancy, implementing tailor-made Quality Management and HACCP systems, auditing, training and mentoring packages. A member of the IFST Register of Professional Food Auditors and Mentors, Laura lives in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.