Starting from the cellar of his house in South-East London, Paul Hargreaves has grown Cotswold Fayre is the leading wholesaler of speciality food to the independent retail sector. The company supplies 2,000 retailers with 4,000 products from around 400 producers which not only provides an efficient service to those retailers but is a significantly carbon-reducing business model.
The company was one of the first in the UK to achieve B Corp status in 2015 and remains the only B Corp wholesaler in any sector. B Corps are companies that put people and planet before profits and Cotswold Fayre has demonstrated that this is the new way of being a successful business. The company is active in encouraging its customers and suppliers to be better for the world and now has 40 suppliers following in their footsteps.
Cotswold Fayre now also has its own retail and restaurant business called Flourish.