Our History


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.

Today, we represent more than 4,000 products, ,400 brands, serve some 1,700 customers and have 36 employees.

Making A Difference Through Fine Food

We share a passion for food and the positive impact we have when we share a common purpose – for people, for businesses and for the world we live in.

We’re conscientious, compassionate and always put people at the heart of everything we do. We’re open and honest, flexible and innovative. We find ways to make a difference wherever we can – to suppliers, retailers and customers, our people and their families, and for the food and drink sector. Put simply, we care.

We never sit still. We adapt quickly to change. We’re future-focused and committed to reaching Net Zero by 2030 – continuously reducing and offsetting carbon on our journey to zero. As a certified B Corp we’re using our business as a force for good – doing what’s right to build better business for everyone and for the planet. .

Our Purpose

To inspire, delight and make a difference to people’s live and to the planet through our shared passion for food.

Our Story So Far

In 1999, we were a small company with big ambitions. A distribution hub for a few small artisan producers in the Cotswolds delivering products to what was then a niche market of local delis and farm shops.

We were quick to see there was a better way of doing things – better for business, for people and for the planet. In 2015, Cotswold Fayre became one of the first companies in the UK to achieve B Corporation certification. B Corps are for-profit companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. We’re helping our suppliers and retailers to achieve B Corp certification too.

Today, we represent more than 4,000 products, 400+ brands, serve some 1,700 customers with 36 employees – a business that’s truly purpose-driven with people at its heart and change driving what we do every day. We’re doing business in a better way for all of us and to benefit the environment and our community. .

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