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Family Feeding Pigs

About Us

We were founded with the vision of creating regenerative food, farming and land-use systems by bringing people together to create a local food system which is good for people, place and the planet. 

We support the work of organisations across the county, catalyse new initiatives and collaborations, and enable joined-up innovative thinking to improve access to good food and reimagine land stewardship.

Meet The Directors

Jenny Rouquette

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Katy Anderson

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Founding Director & Project Lead

Jenny has a background in ecology and has worked on food systems across the world, from grassroots development initiatives, to setting up a social enterprise linking farmers to markets, to promoting collaboration, innovation and learning on the issue within the charity sector.

Director & Coordinator

Daphne is a food policy researcher, educator, and grower. She holds a PhD in Food Policy at the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, and a Master's in Environmental Science and Management from Ryerson University in Canada. She is the lead author of the BC Community Food Resilience Plan, and founder of the BC Community Seed Bank.


Paul is a champion for social enterprise and ‘buying local’. His business, ‘Be a Better Fish’, based in Oswestry, helps create and support many local community ventures; particularly those offering local food produce, wellbeing or outdoor/nature activities. Paul is exploring and studying ‘Nature Connectedness’ to help his clients and partners make more of their green spaces. 

Daphne Du Cros

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Paul Newman


The Shrewsbury Food Hub stops good surplus food from going to waste and shares it with community groups in the town.  In 2020 the Hub’s volunteers redistributed 170 tonnes of food, preventing 1000 tonnes of Green House Gas emissions.  Katy is passionate about stopping climate change and fixing the food system.

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We are supported by a group of advisors and representatives from key sectors across the Shropshire food system.

Our current advisors include: (check if required/needed) (add in links to their profiles/organisations)

  • Jenny Rouquette (Shropshire Good Food Partnership Lead)

  • Daphne Du Cros (SGFP Coordinator, Lead on Grow Local Working Group, PhD Food Policy)

  • Katy Anderson (Shrewsbury Food Hub, Co-Lead on Waste Reduction Working Group)

  • Paul Newman (Be a Better Fish, Lead on Nature Connection Working Group)

  • Kate Garner (Shropshire Council)

  • Sophie Pagett (Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance Coordinator, Lead on Healthy Food for All Working Group)

  • Beth Health (Shropshire Festivals, Shropshire Food & Drink, Lead on Sustainable Food Economy Working Group)

  • Steven Jacobs /Jake ( Organic Farmers & Growers, Lead on Land Working Group) 

  • Ralph Early (Food Ethics Council, Harper Adams rt'd)

  • Edward Garratt (NFU Shropshire County Advisor) 

  • Rose Judeh-Elwell (Harper Adams University - Business Manager, School of Sustainable Food and Farming)

  • Russell Fox (Store Manager, Midcounties Co-Operative)

  • Jenny Hume (Chair Ludlow Food Network, Lead on Global dimension)

  • Valerie Warburton (Marches Grow Local)

If you are interested in becoming a member of the SGFP Steering Group, please contact us and include which sector you represent along with a statement sharing relevant experience and food systems interests. (add in link)

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