In Suffolk there is an abundance of wild game. The Wild Meat Company source and sell venison, game birds, rabbit and even squirrel entirely from farms and estates in east Suffolk.
Established in 1999, Robert Gooch and Paul Denny were keen to take the muck and mystery out of buying, preparing and eating game. At the beginning, Paul did all the processing and butchery and Robert made the collections and deliveries. Since then the company has been named as one of Rick Stein’s Food Heroes and highly praised by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Paul and Robert work with an extremely committed team of butchers, meat packers and drivers, making a happy team even during the busiest of Christmas period.
The Wild Meat Company has grown significantly to include 5 full time members of staff who are supported by an additional 5 part-time staff during the game season all based at their EU-licensed cutting plant at Blaxhall, close to the Suffolk coast...
Paul manages the butchery and is responsible for all production and sourcing. Paul, a gamekeeper’s son, is a qualified butcher and is the expert in preparing meat for the table.
Robert has worked in farming all his life and knows many of the shoots, farms and estates that harvest the game. Robert deals with the marketing and administration of the Wild Meat Company - when he is not out shooting!
Ray and Roy are senior butchers, having trained Paul as an apprentice in Ray’s butcher’s shop in the local market town of Framlingham. With over 100 years of butchery experience between the two of them, there is not much they don’t know about the butchering game.
Jack is a junior butcher having joined the Company as an apprentice in 2012. He has now become a stalwart in the team.
Annabel looks after the office, taking wholesale orders and is responsible for making sure that all our online retail customers are well looked after. Annabel will be the first point of contact for most customers.
John is our management accountant and bookkeeper. He makes sense of the mounds of purchase orders and delivery notes that arrive in the office every day.
Dawn is Paul’s sister and keeps a tight ship of the packing and labelling line. No-one argues with Dawn!
Ondrej comes back from Slovakia every autumn to take charge of our intake area and the processing team. By the time he heads home in February, he is feeling very homesick having missed his family over Christmas.
Marius is a new recruit to the processing team. Although originally from Romania, he has been working in the UK for a couple of years.