Helen & Simon - co-founders
Simon makes the coffee and Helen makes the tea!
Tyla - customer relationships manager
I look after all our wonderful top accounts, making sure they are always happy and spreading the Monty’s magic mantra. I’m a lover of travelling and a huge sun-worshipper. My favourite chocolates are the Organic Milk Giant Buttons and Minted bar.
Charlie - ecommerce assistant
AKA Postmaster General! Engineer of the doorway conker tower, it works! Bookworm and Cinema fan. Favourite Chocolate: Minted and Milk Buttons, the smaller the easier to hide!
Georgia - account development manager
Looks after a number of our lovely UK and all Export trade customers and always trying to lure in new business with the help of lots of samples! Lover of animals and holidays – sunny ones! Favourite chocolate: Geranium Dollops.
Liza - people and development manager
I do my very best to find amazing people then assist with spreading a bit of Monty Magic to help keep our lovely team happy whilst they work incredibly hard. I love scrapbooking (should I confess this publicly?) Favourite chocolate bar:- All of our Peanut Butter products, funny thing is I hate peanut butter from a jar!
Caroline - trade sales administrator
The first point of contact at the end of the phone – answered with a smile! I once did a bungy jump in Queenstown, New Zealand – never again, not even for chocolate! Favourite Chocolate: Milk Chocolate Truffles and Dark Chocolate Lordy Lord – yummy!
Demelza - ecommerce manager
Brains behind our new website but don’t blame me for your handwritten gift note - I didn’t write it! Lover of holidays and owner of one rather large cat! Favourite Chocolate: Space Hopper Bar, sweet orange & milk chocolate is just the best! Campaigning for the return of Lost in Space.
Sarah - trade sales manager (mat cover)
As Caretaker Manager I look after our lovely clients and the awesome Trade team!! I have a passion for animal welfare and I dream of owning a 1955 VW T2 Samba and puttering around the planet, saving endangered species (with a bit of surfing thrown in!). Favourite chocolate – Milk or Dark Button.
Tom - corporate development co-ordinator
Responsible for looking after all of our lovely corporate customers. Have hiked and snowboarded down Mt. Doom in New Zealand! No fellowships were broken in the process. Favourite Chocolate: The Dark Side, because everyone has one!
Anna - Procurement & new product launch manager
Simply making sure that we have all of the components we need in order to get our lovely products out of the door on time! Gardening enthusiast, I love my allotment. Favourite Chocolate: Chilli & Lime Bar, Open Sesame Bar, Moondance Truffles.
Gill - product development & general production
I have a passion for golf and holidays, especially when they come as a pair! My favourite Montezuma's chocolate is Kingdom Peanut Butter Bar and the American Idol Salted Caramel Truffles.
Kirsty - graphic designer
I’m Montezuma’s in-house Graphic Designer (I do more than just colouring in...honest!) I design everything for the business from packaging (i’m a full on packaging geek!) to brochures and signage. I’m an avid lover of photography and travelling (even better when the two are combined on my seemingly annual trips to Iceland) My favourite Monty’s chocolates are American Idol Truffles - Milk chocolate and salted caramel...what more could a girl want!
Wesley - operations manager
Resposible for the running of the factory and all that goes with it. In my spare time I like blacksmithing in my forge, especially making Viking and Saxon artifacts and medieval armour. My favorite chocolates are: Jungle Fever, Lemon Meringue truffles, Black Forest truffles, anything with fudge in it, Kingdom Banana, Space Hopper, Spiced Orange Dollops and don’t get between me and the Dark Chilli bars!
Rachel - finance manager
Whilst at Montezuma’s I live in the land of analysis, accruals, balance sheets, remittances, reconciliations, prepayments, spreadsheets, and calculations galore to name but a few of my tasks. When not battling with the figures on my desk I am busy calculating the costs of renovating my old cottage. Favourite chocolate: Very difficult because I love them all, but I guess it has to be the magical Christmas Stollen - my annual plea of ‘save some for me’ is notorious!
Pawel - services manager
Responsible for the safe and timely despatch of our chocolate to our wholesalers, stockists and our own stores. Loves holidays and rock music!
Favourite chocolate: Columbian Cappuccino Truffles.
Mariusz - production manager
I am responsible for the day to day running of the production department. Lover of bird watching, fishing and fixing machines! My favourite chocolate bar is Orange & Geranium - it is the reason I spend a lot of my free time in the gym!
Conna - assistant operations manager
Responsible for factory planning, a fan of Chelsea FC (do not hold it against me) and an owner of one unfortunate looking Pug!
Favourite Chocolate: Sweet Summertime, White Chocolate with Raspberry YUM!
Charlotte - trade sales manager
Making sure Montezuma’s is available to buy wherever you may be in the world! Fan of travelling, puzzling & country music. Dreams of living “off grid” in Iceland (the country not the shop!). Favourite Chocolate: Chilli & Lime. Smooth, zesty and just a teeny bit fiery! Currently enjoying maternity leave!
Lu - office manager amongst other things!
I am trying to sit on too many chairs at the same time AND balancing this with being a doting mommy to two very sweet little children! To do this without being superhuman I need a fairly constant supply of coffee, (wine is still not allowed in the office) which happens to go down very well with my favourite Chilli & Lime!
Marta - packing manager
I look after our really busy packing department, every chocolate that comes off the production line arrives with us and is then lovingly packed in to it's appropriate bag or box! I am hoping to do the 3 Peaks Challenge very soon and love photography! My favourite chocolate is Spotted Dick, especially if I can have it with chocolate ice cream!
Emily - procurement assistant
Assists with the timely procurement of all the components we need to make your favourite chocolates. Mum of two energetic little boys, looking for my Prince Charming. Favourite chocolate: Lordy Lord.
Natalie - marketing manager
Loves sending new exciting, delicious chocolate samples to press, organising fantastic partnerships and competitions and growing our relationship with the wonderful charity Children on the Edge and much more. I have a wonderful creative and varied job! Favourite chocolate: Absolute Black bar as it’s Sugar, Gluten and Dairy free - I can still be good and get the chocolate hit without the added naughtiness!
Mandy - quality assurance
I have the fantastic job of ensuring that every chocolate that leaves the packing department is to the highest standard and quality. I am a keen gardener and the proud winner of the Monty's Bake Off 2015. My favourite chocolate is Treacle Tart - Delicious!
Marsha - retail area manager
Better known as "the traveller" making sure the retail side runs smoothly with great customer service. A huge Foody and sun worshipper. My favourite bar is milk chocolate chilli and lime , smooth refreshing and spicy!
Ziggy - services team leader
Hi I’m Ziggy. I am the Services Team Leader, my job involves taking care of and ensuring smooth operation of the services department. During my free time I like to study, play my guitar and exercise. My favourite song is Rick Astley’s – Never Gonna Give You Up.
Jacqui - receptionist & customer services
Pleasing customers is my game, keeping them happy is my aim,( bit of rapping ). Favourite thing long walks on the beach and afterwards a cuppa tea and piece of Sea dog with it, lime bliss.