Marcus Carter, Artisan Food Club
I grew up in North Wales and left school at 16 to work on farms in Australia. Nearly a decade later I returned to Devon to study Agricultural Management and Seale-Hayne collage.
These early experiences set me up well for my time working with the dairy-farming sector in Devon with Genus Breading and on to my mothers food business Patchwork Pate. There I worked on sales nationally and internationally and then left to created my own business Carter Food House – wholesale to butchers & fish shop across the UK. I also created the Virtual Farmers Market . My one passion for many years has been to help artisan food companies grow with sales. I have also created the My Own Sauce range and My Own Range.
My passion to help small start up independent food companies have a voice has been my driving force for many years and the driver behind many ventures. The Artisan Food Club has become the perfect method for this to happen. One of my mantras is to help start-ups get "un-local" and as shops try these companies with very low risk introduction orders shops are giving them a real chance of being a success. With central invoice the shop can order from as many club producers in a given month and only ever receive on invoice. This reduces the time spend in the office on admin and more time on the shop floor selling.