A devoted &
dedicated Team

In 1992, our founder, Graham York, put his knowledge of food development and passion for baking to the test when he began to develop, make and distribute a small selection of ambient baked goods to businesses across the UK. His motto would be “quality and tradition in every case.” Over the past twenty-five years, we’ve progressed quite some way from these humble beginnings. But we haven’t strayed from the values that got us here: quality, honesty and making all of our products from scratch by hand.

Our enthusiastic and dedicated team are at the heart of everything we do. From artisan bakers who carefully make and finish our products by hand to warehouse workers who ensure deliveries are sent out on time, our ability to continually achieve the highest standards is due to each individual’s dedication, skill and seamless teamwork.


Graham York

Believing that handmade is best when it comes to creating authentic tasting, great looking products, Graham founded Food Connections in 1992.

With decades of experience in food development and a lifelong passion for baking behind him, Graham began to develop, make and distribute a small selection of ambient baked goods to businesses across the UK nearly thirty years ago. Today, Graham still plays an important role in this family-run business, with his unparalleled knowledge of the industry lying at the heart of all we do.


Charlotte Haggis

Charlotte has been with us from the very beginning, having worked her way up to the position of CEO after holding a number of positions across all areas of the business.

Hands-on and involved in all aspects of the company, Charlotte takes on all kinds of tasks, from working closely with our production director to create new recipes to dealing with suppliers to source new ingredients. With a detailed and thorough understanding of how all areas of the business works, Charlotte oversees the growth, strategy and direction of Food Connections.


Gary Mason

Having spent much of his career within the food industry, Gary has a wealth of specialist knowledge and much expertise on company growth and strategy. 

Gary is new to the team, joining us in 2017. Before joining us, he worked in the food packaging sector and as a result he has considerable experience in sales. He brings valuable knowledge about food packaging and expertise on company growth and strategy to the Food Connections team.

Finance Director

Dean Spray

A long-serving member of the Food Connections team, our Finance Director Dean oversees accounts for the entire Food Connections group.

Dean joined us in 2005 when he made the move from McVities to Food Connections. Highly knowledgeable and experienced in both finance and the food industry, Dean brings invaluable expertise to the team and not only ensures that the finance team is running smoothly but also takes charge of legal and planning issues.

Production Director

David Ralph

David has been with us since 1996 and is a key member of the team, holding a very comprehensive and important role here at Food Connections.

Having been with us from nearly the very beginning, he’s helped to manage the growth of the company, the takeover of sites and aided with getting sites operational. As Production Director, he heads the manufacturing side of the business and is in charge of developing our new recipes. With many years of industry experience behind him, you’ll still find him with his sleeves rolled up and hands in a bowl or researching recipes and ingredients.

Sales & Operations Team

Say hello to our Operations Team. Ensuring that all orders run smoothly from first enquiry right through to delivery and receipt, they’re the ones that’ll take you from A to Z.

Covering sales, marketing, logistics and accounts for the UK and international markets, they’ll be your first port of call when you get in touch with us. Our Operational Team also includes some NPD experts, so if you’re looking to develop a new product then these are the folks you’ll want to discuss your development queries with. You’ll find the Operations Team in our HQ’s office, at EXPOs and shows or even abroad, where they’ll be expanding the reach of our brand.

Production Team

Our Production Team consists of technical and production experts who oversee our teams of Makers, our production facilities and the day-to-day manufacture of our products.

The members of our Production Team work closely with the NPD experts in our Operations Team, putting their practical knowledge and years of experience towards the development and manufacture of new recipes. Our Production Team also includes two quality control experts who ensure that all technical and quality standards are at the highest possible levels.


As a trusted industry leader, we work with companies across the UK and Europe. Our belief in collaboration and quality means that we not only achieve our client's aims but consistently exceed their expectations.


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