Gabriel Purdey British
Committed, Demanding and Impatient
To build a successful business first you must get the right people in the right places. This is the view in which Gabriel believes in and below, in no particular order, is the highly skilled, committed and fun team he has put together.
Favourite bar 'Rose Petal with Lavender'
Simone Debernardi Italian
Passionate, sporty and inquisitive
An insurmountable passion for food and wine is what drives Simone. He has been fundamentally important in helping create the Discover brand, despite running his own business he has helped design Discover bars from start to finish. A deeply intelligent individual and a patriotic Italian Simone is a huge asset to Discover, Simone was crucial in making sure Discover used healthy flavours. He is after all someone who truly respects the food on their plate and the wine in their glass.
Favourite bar 'Gianduiotto'
Julien Roger French
Optimistic, caffeinated, never self-satisfied
Julien is simply a fountain of creativity, it took him no time to understand the brand. The cocoa bean rocket logo is a visual example of his work but he offers so much more. His calm and relaxed approach and his understanding of how to get the best out of himself leads to not only great work but also a positive effect on anyone who works with him. Has been a very important member of the team in year one and no doubt will be designing more packaging and promotional material for us in the future.
Favourite bar 'Coffee and Cardamom'
Holly Purdey British
Energetic, Unique, Determined
Whilst Holly has been described as 'Gabriels sister' this does her a huge disservice. She has the biggest array of talents in the team, one day she can sell chocolate bars at a market and then return to the factory in the evening and do the plumbing and building work. A constant positive outlook and a can do attitude means she slips seamlessly into the team.
Favourite bar 'Fig and Cashew'
Ivan Obradovic Serbian
Nothing is impossible
A can do attitude doesn't sum Ivan up well enough, anything you ask him to do on the website and he will find a way to do it. Having designed websites since his teenage years he possesses incredible knowledge that most web designers simply can not match. Works well with Juliens designs and even if they work independently they often reach the same conclusions and this makes Ivan fit very well into the close knit team at Discover.
Favourite bar 'Dark chocolate'
Jane Ruth British
Positive, conscientious, passionate
Jane Ruth is one of the few accountants you can meet where she finds solutions, not problems, she focuses on what you have and not what you don't. Polite but straight talking Jane will make it clear when a deadline has to be met. Jane was crucial in writing the business plan and financial forecasts which allowed Discover to find the relevant investment and in turn build its own factory in West Somerset.
Favorite bar 'Blueberry and Vanilla'