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The Real Food Company

48 & 50 Sandbach Road South

01270 873322

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Meet the Team

Carol & Nick - The Founders of The Real Food Company

carol and nick - founders

Carol and Nick have been involved in the natural food and health industry for over 25 years. During this time they have studied all angles of natural health, nutrition and wellness. They have a broad understanding of being vegetarian and vegan, how be gluten free and dairy free, also eating raw foods and various other special diets. More recently they have been exploring low carbohydrate diets, paleo and primal lifestyles.

For many years Carol and Nick's free time has been spent reading and researching. They have studied herbalism, homeopathy and nutrition from many perspectives and they have amassed a vast knowledge and understanding of natural health and well being. They are in the privileged position of being able to discuss theses subjects on a daily basis, as anyone who has visited the shop will know!

The couple are passionate about how food is produced, and are strongly aware that the health of the soil is crucial to building a healthy and sustainable food system. Organic methods of production are supported, as is local food, and when the two are combined, well that is perfect!  Carol and Nick are advocates of sustainable organic lifestyles, especially eco-building. A few years ago they completed a course in cob building techniques, and have subsequently built a small and beautiful meditation house at their home, using all local and organic materials, complete with a wild flower living roof.

Carol and her daughter Silvie are the Cheshire Chapter Leaders for the Weston A Price Foundation -


Silvie - Manager

silvie - manager


Silvie, the daughter of Carol and Nick, is proud to be involved in the family business. From an early age Silvie was happy to be around the shop and enjoyed interacting with the customers. As soon as she was old enough Silvie started to work part time within the business. She has been eating, sleeping and breathing natural nutrition and well-being all her life.

After she graduated from art college, Silvie decided that she wanted to see something of the world. She wanted to do something positive, and so she travelled around Asia volunteering with local community charities, doing anything from helping in a school in the slums of India to helping build a herbal hospital in Northern Thailand.

On arriving back in the UK she studied and qualified as an Angelic Reiki Master Teacher also a Master of Crystolgy. These disciplines have helped her to understand the impact emotions have on the physical body. Silvie is currently studying nutrition and Ayurveda. She is a knowledgeable and passionate member of the team.


Sarah - Assistant





Sarah has being working with The Real Food Company for many years and has a wide knowledge of all the products we sell. She has worked around food most of her life, including running her own community cafe. She has a passion for good food and healthy living. Sarah is a keen organic gardener and grows much of her own food.


Brenda - Assistant

Emma - Assistant

brenda - assistant

emma - assistant

Brenda has been working within the team for more than 15 years, and knows many of the customers very well. She is a wonderful person to work with. Brenda has a broad range of interests and has been actively practicing Tai Chi and Yoga for over 30 years.

Emma is new to our team and wonderful addition. She brings a new energy with her passion for health and well-being during pregnancy, breast feeding and the early years. She is a practicing baby massage instructor and studying to be a baby yoga teacher. Emma is involved with several local parenting groups.

Dave - Assistant

Jess - Assistant

dave - assistant

jess - assistant

Dave, is very interested in understanding what it takes to live healthily, and has recently become involved with the team and is hoping to work with us more in the future. He is the Author of Cholesterol and Saturated Fat Prevent Heart Disease. His book is designed to help in the understanding of the published studies relating to dietary fats and cholesterol.

Jess has been working with us part-time whilst studying for her A levels. During this time her interest in natural foods has grown, and we love the artistic flair she brings to her sign making!