Who we are
The debbie&andrew's family now comprises an experienced team of 25; all committed to supporting British farmers and and making sure our sausages become a family food staple. Meet some of the team below.
Bill Shaw - Production Manager
Bill has been producing sausages for longer than he can remember. His innovative methods ensure that every single debbie&andrew's sausage is made to the highest standard. His best sausage moment (and there have been many) was producing cocktail sausages for 10 Downing Street by special request!
Outside of work he's a vintage Volkswagen man with a 1977 Cabriolet and a 1972 camper van in his garage. On the weekend he enjoys nothing more than a lazy day in the garden with a few of our sausages sizzling on the BBQ.
Jim Duke - Development Chef
Jim has almost 20 years' experience developing premium sausages. His dad was a sausage production manager for 35 years so it's fair to say he's got sausages in his blood! Jim cuts no corners with our recipes; he always uses the finest ingredients from our British pork to our natural sea salt.
His claim to fame (aside from making delicious sausages that our customers love) was being part of the team that broke the Guinness World Record for the longest ever sausage. At over 36 miles long we think it's a job well done.
Ian Bagnall - Managing Director
Involved in the wonderful world of sausages since 1994, Ian co-ordinates the debbie&andrew's team including Production, Commercial, Marketing and New Product Development.
Ian loves his sausages and many a summer day you'll find him trying new recipes on the BBQ – something his friends and family will happily testify to.
When not working and BBQing Ian's time is taken up by the demands of four children and a tank full of marine fish.
Gen Geary - Marketing Manager
Gen collects and analyses "sausage" data. She spends her days preparing reports and translating complex findings into recommendations – not just determining which is best with a sausage butty red or brown sauce (your thoughts on this endless debate are very welcome).
She's been in marketing for eight years now and is very proud to be part of the debbie&andrew's team. Her favourite seaside destination is Brighton and her favourite sausage is The Perfect Pork; traditional, honest and just lovely.
Alex Shaw - Social Media
Alex is the woman who ensures our delicious sausages are talked about on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Alex’s passion for sausages began at a very young age; her father is a sausage man and she spent her teen years linking sausage’s in her dad’s factories!
Any spare hours are spent seeing friends and family, movies and globe trotting.
April Dear - Product Conceptual Development
April has been working as a chef since she was 13 years old, food has always been her passion and she's at her happiest when developing new recipes (or eating them)!
Out of work April loves discovering new foods and restaurants with her daughter and she spends her spare time in the gym lifting weights to put all of those sausages to good use!
Bobbi Davy - PR Director
Bobbi lets the world know about everything we're up to. A farmer's daughter, Bobbi is heavily involved in rural campaigning. Recently she helped set up the Hill Farming Initiative to attract support for farmers in less favoured areas as well as supporting British cheesemakers and meat producers.
A country girl to the core, any spare time is spent riding horses, cycling down country lanes and occasionally tidying up after two messy boys. Her favourite sausage moment was a bank holiday barbeque with friends and family on Studland Beach in Dorset.
Cameron Smith - Sales Manager
Cameron is our National Sales Manager and has been working in the premium sausage industry since 1998. He's our liaison with all of our retail accounts, getting our products into stores and arranging our brand promotions.
A firm fan of everything sausage, he has been all over the world looking for new sausage ideas! When not at work, Cameron is an avid biker, whether it be racing superbikes or restoring 80's classics.
Emma Plant - Communications Manager
Emma is passionate about communicating debbie&andrew's activities, recipes and plans to our customers! From digital channels, to advertising as well as chatting to our lovely sausaholics, she is proud to bring her thirteen years food marketing experience to the debbie&andrew's team.
Her favourite sausage moment was rustling up some Perfect Pork sausages on the new Weber on a hot summers day! Daydreaming about having her own smallholding (and pig!) one day and reading everything she can food-related take up much of her spare time!
Nikki Owen - Brand Co-ordinator and Roadshow Manager
Nikki spends her time planning and implementing all things debbie&andrew's. With a background in marketing and events, she's loving the world of sausages and has a great time meeting sausaholics on our roadshow!
She loves any past time involving friends and family, from dog walks in the woods with the family labrador Blueberry to chilled out Sunday afternoon barbeques - Caramelised Red Onion is her all time favourite for the perfect hotdog! She's even been known to partake in a bungee jump or two!
Lisa Rowley - Technical Manager
Lisa has a very responsible role - managing the food safety of our delicious sausages, from raw material to the finished article. A self confessed techie geek, she also is rather partial to a snow boarding session, and venturing to far off lands.
Luckily sausages are in her top three favourite foods, along with cheese and of course sweets!