FOUNDER

linda barrie

Name: Linda

Role: Founder

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Dark Coffee Bar

Linda is our company vision creator; our eyes for the future, and office brew maker! Linda is always looking at how we can develop the business and make it the best it can be – and of course, without her, Choc affair wouldn’t exist!

OPERATIONS & HR

julian barrie

Name: Julian

Role: CEO

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Cranberry & Raspberry

Julian oversees everything that’s going on in the land of Choc affair, and keeps everything on track; some of our team members call him ‘the big boss’. He’s also the king of barbecues!

richard gibbons

Name: Richard

Role: Operations Manager

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Colombian 85% Single Origin

Richard is our Operations Manager – he makes sure that everything is planned and running smoothly in production, and takes care of all our technical details. He’s also the go-to-guy if you’ve got something that needs fixing.

shannon farmery

Name: Shannon

Role: Trainee Operations Supervisor

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Raspberry & Rose

Shannon is a newer member of our team, and is well and truly already part of the furniture. Shannon assists Richard within operations, with all production and packing; and she also loves to socialise with friends in her spare time.

SALES & MARKETING

ian dickons

Name: Ian

Role: Northern Sales Executive

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Chilli

Ian is well and truly part of the Choc Affair family, being the brother-in-law and business partner of Linda. Ian is out on the road most days, greeting our customers. Whatever you do though, don’t mention music to him – you’ll never escape!

james bye

Name: James

Role: Southern Sales Executive

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Lime & Sea Salt

James is probably the most cheerful person you will ever meet. James looks after our customers in the South, and every month travels up to spend a couple of days in the office, to subject the team to his wicked sense of humour.

charlotte ellis

Name: Charlotte

Role: Customer Service Operative

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Lemon & Sea Salt

Charlotte is the lady that you will be speaking to on the phones if you ever need to get in touch. Charlotte, is a wonderful, warm, and friendly addition to the team; and is always making us smile.

PRODUCTION

samson zeru

Name: Samson

Role: Production Assistant

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Classic Milk

Samson joined us when he was 17, and works within our production team part time while he studies to become a Barber at college. A keen footballer in his spare time, he’s a really gentle member of the team with a dry sense of humour.

georgia parker

Name: Georgia

Role: Production Apprentice

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Salted Caramel

Georgia has dedicated a lot time to learning about the production side of things in her apprenticeship, as well as actually making our products. She’s also always making samples of our new products; so the team love it when they see Georgia passing by with tasters!

PACKING & DISPATCH

pauline ord

Name: Pauline

Role: Packing Assistant

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Coffee 

Our lovely Pauline is well and truly the Nana of the Choc Affair team (in fact – she’s Linda’s Mum)! Her sense of humour keeps us all going each week – she says her favourite bar is currently Dark Coffee, but to be fair, she eats all of them…

michaela graham

Name: Michaela

Role: Packing Supervisor

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Rhubarb

Michaela is our foiling queen – and we think she may even have a world record for foiling our chocolate bars; we seriously don’t need a machine. In charge of the foiling area, she’s a hard act to keep up with.

Name: Mel

Role: Packing Assistant

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Raspberry & Rose

Mel has been a part of our packing team for a few years now, making sure that the products are looking their very best before they get to you. Mel is very much a cat person, and loves her pet cat more than anything.

adele dews

Name: Adele

Role: Packing Supervisor

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Salted Caramel

Adele, our super woman in the packing team, ensures that all of our chocolate is in perfect condition before it goes out. She loves to keep the team up to date with all of her sport knowledge too

pam luck

Name: Pam

Role: Packing Assistant

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Salted Caramel

Pam is Harry’s mum, and if you knew Harry, you’d know why we are mentioning him! When Pam starts laughing, we all just have to join in; it’s infectious.