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 stall opened for business on 6 March 2010 and trades for 50 weeks a year, in the main square of St Martin’s Walk on Fridays and on the High Street outside Barclays Bank on Saturdays – a place for conversation and laughter as well as shopping.
Kind words from the High Sheriff of Surrey, Dr Julie Llewelyn, after her visit to Dorking during Surrey Day 2021 in May: ‘Not only is your produce fabulous but you and your team of volunteers obviously did so much to support the community during the pandemic. May I wish you all every success as you continue to do such wonderful work supporting local producers and the local economy’.
The team consists largely of volunteers who carry out a range of activities. Some have been involved since the start of the project over 10 years ago and others have become involved more recently.
- Stephanie Wright, Former Chairman, Director and founding member. Sadly Stephanie died in December 2019.
- Nick Wright, Chairman.
- 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.
- Phil May, Former Director and Operations Manager. Phil’s involvement with Food Float, at the Stall and behind the scenes, covered ten and a half years.
- 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.
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