MEET THE TEAM

The team at Bon Bon’s reflect our small business values and is dedicated to providing you with outstanding service and quality. We care deeply about what we do and aim to be straight-forward, passionate, engaged, supportive and above all determined to help you succeed.

We pack our old-fashioned sweets carefully by hand. We know that the high quality and consistent standards we achieve are the backbone of our business and entirely attributable to the dedication of our loyal packing team. We are rightly proud of them and their work.

Thanks team!

Mark Rowntree

Director

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Confectionery isn’t just a passion for Mark - its imprinted in his DNA! Mark strives for excellence and added value in everything we do.

Favourite Sweet

Soft Dutch Liquorice. Not many people know but Holland is to Liquorice what Belgium is to chocolate. This product in particular is fantastic, I could eat all day...actually I often do, which tends to spoil my tea!

Interesting Fact

Related to the original Rowntree Family. My great Great Grandfather was the philanthropist and Founder of Rowntree’s of York, his son, my Great grandfather was Seebohm Rowntree, who oversaw the growth of the Rowntree’s Brand and was a pioneering social reformer of the day.

Peter Julian

Sales Director

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Speaks fluent Estuary English & is passionate in helping you achieve great sales! Always on a motorway and there to help!

Favourite Sweet

Fizzy Cola Bottles

Interesting Fact

As a child I swam the width of the River Loire, the longest river in France ....whilst asleep!

Jenny Haigh

Financial Controller

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Jenny looks after everything financial, so if numbers are your thing, call Jenny.

Favourite Sweet

Luxury Fruit Jellies

Interesting Fact

I am Snowy Owl for my local Brownie pack!

Ben Yates

Account Manager

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Ben in based in Bristol and looks after our customers in the South West.

Favourite Sweet

Fruit Jellies

Interesting Fact

My great, great Grandfather was a one legged acrobat… 
I can just about manage handstand!.

Kirsty Firth

Sales (Office Based)

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Possibly the cheeriest person in Yorkshire? Kirsty is based at our office and will make sure you are delighted by our service.

Favourite Sweet

Bubblegum Bottles

Interesting Fact

I enjoy fundraising for St Gemma's Hospice in Leeds. Fundraising events I have taken part in include a 12 mile midnight walk around Leeds and a zumbathon.

Chantal Wilson

Account Manager

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Chantal is based in York and looks after our customers in Yorkshire, the North East and Lincolnshire.

Favourite Sweet

Fizzy Fun Mix.

Interesting Fact

I once worked as a chocolate taster for a well known brand and have cooked for Clarissa of the Two Fat Ladies.

Anushka Minshull

Sales (Office Based)

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Annushka has just joined our office based sales and service team. She will be making sure we deliver exceptional service... whilst helping us taste sweets!

Favourite Sweet

Luxury Fruit Chews

Interesting Fact

I have a degree in history and was able to write my dissertation on the progression of music from pre-World War 2 to the sixties. It meant I was able to do my research by listening to the Beatles etc! Fun times!

KAREN & ANGELA

Accounts

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The dynamic duo that form our Accounts team. They work with Jenny to ensure we have happy customers and happy Bank Managers.

Favourite Sweets

Karen: Chocolate Peanut Cluster

Angela: Marshmallows

Interesting Facts

Karen: I am a twin.

Angela: I have recently married my partner of 12 years and love spending time with my 2 young children.

DAVID JOHNSON

Operations Manager

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David manages our packing and distribution team. His mission is to make sure you receive tip-top, yummy sweets on time and in full!

Favourite Sweet

Peanut Brittle

Interesting Fact

In a previous life I delivered newspapers to both Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.

DAVID GWILLIAM

supply chain coordinator

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David gets our product from the very best producers, whether it’s Fudge from Cornwall, Soor Plooms from Scotland or, err Cakes from Pontefract!

Favourite Sweet

Pontefract Cake

Interesting Fact

When I was 8 I was a page boy for the Duchess of Kent.

EMMA SHOOTER

OPERATIONS ADMIN SUPERVISOR

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Emma makes sure everything in our organisation hangs together and does detail! Whether its ordering merchandising, sorting design or analysing the numbers, Emma covers the lot!

Favourite Sweet

Fizzy Dummies

Interesting Fact

Along with working full time here at Bon Bon’s I am also studying an accountancy course - I love a challenge!

Beverley & danielle

operations administration

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Great customer service is all about the small things. Amongst many other tasks, Bev and Danielle help us deliver exceptional service through accurate invoicing and a friendly booking-in service.

Favourite Sweets

Beverley: Bubblegum Bottles

Danielle: Rhubarb and Custard

Interesting Facts

Beverley: I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog called Hugo.

Danielle: I share the same birthday as my husband.

iain & tony

warehouse management

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Tony makes sure we receive an array of colourful confectionery to feed Bon Bon’s consumers everywhere. Iain and his team make sure we despatch on time, in full.

Favourite Sweets

Iain: Liquorice Fish

Tony: Fizzy Dummies

Interesting Facts

Iain: I’ve already got my England tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Tony: I can turn my eyelids inside out!

helen West

Quality Assurance

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Helen is fully committed to ensuring we achieve the highest standards on behalf of our customers and consumers. She loves Liquorice, analyses Aniseed and perfects our Pear Drops!

Favourite Sweet

Luxury Fruit Jellies

Interesting Fact

I was Wetherby’s “Miss Jubilee” for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977.

Jenny & Sarah

packing team supervisors

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Jenny and Sarah are dedicated to packing perfection. They work closely with their teams to ensure our customers receive a top-notch, consistent, quality product every time.

Favourite Sweets

Jenny: Giant Strawberries

Sarah: Watermelon Slices

Interesting Facts

Jenny: In a previous life I booked the chef Marco-Pierre White’s holidays.

Sarah: I have lived in not one but TWO haunted houses.