Who We Are

Food Float encourages the whole community to work for each other: local growers and producers; local customers; 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 with Prime Minister, David Cameron

Our story so far
Food Float Community Interest Company is run by a small group of local residents. We began in 2009 with the idea of a new economic concept which points to future ways of supplying and buying food. Since then local produce has taken off “big time” and is a selling point for retailers and restaurants alike. The first stall was on 6th March 2010.

In 2014 Food Float joined a delegation to Parliament to promote Surrey’s produce, and Tim met the Prime Minister Rt Hon David Cameron MP.

The Food Float team

Two part-time paid staff carry out the day to day operations: Maddie Sutton and Phil May.  You will see Maddie and Phil on the stall most Fridays and Saturdays. The six directors  – including Maddie – give their time on voluntary basis.


Tim and Phil on the Food Float Stall

The founding members and directors are:

  • Jane Gavey
    Director and founding member


    Founding members

  • Jacqui Hamlyn
    Director and founding member
  • Phil May
    Ops Manager. Phil is a retired corporate business manager
  • Tim McEntire
    Director. Tim is a former chef proprietor
  • Andy Tanner
    Director. Andy retired from corporate life and gained an MA in Environment, Politics and Globalisation. He now works on local community development projects, charitable activities and campaigning.

    Andy Tanner

    Andy Tanner, Director

  • Stephanie Wright
    Chairman and founding member
  • Heather Ackroyd
    Former director and founding member
  • Maddie Sutton
    Director and Operations Manager

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