We started as a distribution hub for a few small artisan producers in the Cotswolds, in 1999, delivering products to what was then a niche market of local delis and farm shops.
Fast forward a few years to 2003, and the company had in the region of 800 products, eight employees and 300 customers.
It took a further five years for the business to become one that was truly purpose-driven, with change at the heart of its vision, and doing business in a better way for the benefit of the environment and the community.
Encouraging customer consolidation led to decreased deliveries helping both the environment and the retailer.
In 2015, Cotswold Fayre became one of the first companies in the UK to achieve certification by B Corp. B Corps are for-profit companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.