True Food has a small staff team who perform roles that are not suitable for our members or volunteers.
Tony Mallett – Shop Manager
I first became aware of True Food when my son was at Emmer Green Primary School around 2015. In January 2022 I began volunteering at the shop, before becoming a casual shop manager and starting my current role as Shop Manager (providing maternity cover).
My background has mainly been in IT, across a wide range of industries (Financial Services, Government, Property Management, Education). Working at True Food is something completely different for me, and I’m loving the close knit feel of everyone involved in the shop. I am a huge advocate of the ethical and sustainable values of the shop and the fact that all staff, volunteers, members and customers are fully signed up to these values.
I love spending time with my family, keeping fit and active (walking, running, cycling, football) and am a huge music fan – my record collection is in danger of taking over the whole of our house!
Helga Bogisch-Francis – Shop Manager
I live locally with my family and discovered True Food in February 2013. I became an active member straight away, helping at the shop for 14 months before I joined the staff team in April 2014.
I studied, trained and worked in areas as diverse as psychology/psychotherapy, magazine editing and bookbinding, but feel at True Food I have arrived home.
In my spare time I play recorders in small groups and orchestras. I also enjoy playing Scrabble, reading detective fiction and cycling.
Rebecca Hughes – Buyer
I’ve worked full time as a Buyer at True Food since March 2013.I started to volunteer at True Food back in 2009 when I was unemployed, volunteering about 9 hours of my time a week both at the shop and markets.
My previous work experience has been working as a secretary in various corporate and local government positions.
I currently volunteer for a homeless shelter and befriending service for old people. I’m quite active and enjoy cycling, yoga, pilates and strength training.
Angela Morris – Business Development Lead
I started work at True Food in September 2020, having previously volunteered in the shop since April 2018. My varied role covers marketing, membership, policy and procedures and supporting our development work.
I have mainly worked in the public sector, including a long stint at the Environment Agency office in Reading.
I am passionate about everything food related and am excited about working for an organic, local, ethical store. I also love being outdoors, particularly with my little dog.
Kat Boult – Shop Manager (Maternity Leave)
My name is Kat, I began working at True Food in 2020 as a shop manager. I discovered True Food while on a quest to improve my health and find organic and more specialised foods.
I have had a long career in retail, mainly within visual merchandising. I also ran my own food business selling vegan and vegetarian comfort food so you could say I’m pretty interested in good food!
Since joining the True Food team I’ve met some amazing people.