FOUNDER

linda barrie

Name: Linda

Role: Founder

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Orange & Geranium

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: Rhubarb

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: Sao Tome 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 assists Richard within operations, with all production and packing, moving fluidly from one role to another throughout; 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: Rhubarb

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: Raspberry & Rose

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: White

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

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!

Name: Skye

Role: Production Assistant

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Salted Caramel

Skye is part of our production team, and  has been the owner to some wondrous pets, including an owl! She also volunteers in taking in dogs and training them to be hearing dogs, and has a gin collection at home to die for.

PACKING & DISPATCH

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

bev taylor

Name: Bev

Role: Packing Assistant

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Salted Caramel

Bev is the lovely, most gentle lady of our team, always smiling and peaceful; although she does come out with some gems at times! She’s Michaela’s back up in the foiling team, and has a great sense of humour.

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.