Who We Are

Food Float encourages the whole community to work for each other: local growers and producers and local customers; with the aim of growing a resilient food community and keeping money in the local economy. We would like to make the most of Surrey’s rich resources without the need to travel further afield.

Food Float’s Tim McEntire and Chris Robinson of Chalk Hills Bakery in 2014 presenting then-PM David Cameron with a Local Food Surrey hamper

Our story so far
Food Float is a not-for-profit community interest company – run by the community for the community. Our story goes back to 2009 and the idea of using a milk float – hence our name and logo – to deliver local food to Dorking and the surrounding villages. The High Street stall opened for business on 6 March 2010 and, lockdown apart when it had to close for three months, has traded for 50 weeks a year ever since, in all weathers.

The Team

Food Float wouldn’t exist without its pool of wonderful volunteers. Day-to-day operations are managed by Maddie Sutton and Tim McEntire.

  • Stephanie Wright, Former Chairman, Director and founding member. Sadly Stephanie died in December 2019.
  • Nick Wright, Chairman.
  • Heather Ackroyd, Former Director and founding member.
  • Margaret Brett, Director. Margaret has brought the experience of a distinguished career in accountancy to the Board.
  • Jane Gavey, Director and founding member.
  • Jacqui Hamlin, Director and founding member.
  • Tim McEntire, Director and Operations Manager. Tim is a former chef proprietor with a passion for local food.
  • Julia Redfern, Online shop and communications.
  • Maddie Sutton, Director and Operations Manager.
  • Andy Tanner, Director. Andy works on local community development projects, charitable activities and campaigning.
  • Ruth Thomas, Bookkeeper.

Other information about Food Float

Our Producers and Suppliers

Our Data Protection Policy

Volunteering for Food Float

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