Stephen Hodgetts:

With over 35 years experience in the speciality and fine food industry, Stephen has established himself as a leading market expert in sales, marketing and export strategy. 

Holding the position of Field Sales Manager at Petty Wood and working at a Board Director level for over 17 years with Cottage Delight, Byron Bay Cookies and most recently as Managing Director at Artisan Biscuits, Stephen has an extensive knowledge and relationships with the key retailers and distributors in both the UK and export markets.

Stephen’s experience extends to training, managing and motivating large field and telesales teams, managing company restructuring, successful brand management, focused product development and executing effective sales and marketing strategies. 

 Matthew Hodgetts:

After studying a degree in Business Economics and Finance, Matthew has worked for several years within the finance industry building experience in account management, strategy planning and stakeholder relationships. 

Since joining Gourmet Partners, Matthew has developed experience in market research, bespoke strategy planning, sales analysis, account management with key export distributors and managing trade exhibition projects and budgets.

Matthew’s experience offers the analytical assessment of sales data, commercial account management, development and delivery of training material, managing social media and providing analysis and benchmarking against market competitors.