Olivier Roe – Managing Director

Olly is the fourth generation of his family to work in the food industry. Having spent most of his working life in food service, he has a deep understanding of his clients’ needs, a passion for quality ingredients and an eye for detail.

I am proud to have built and to lead a team of like-minded people who are passionate about our service and are always striving to be the best that we can.

Emma Roe – Customer Services Director

It’s a joy being part of a team that cares so much about the service we provide and, for me, building strong relationships with our clients is key to our success.

Rob Pavitt – Night Operations Manager

I have been part of the team for almost 10 years and thrive on the challenge of managing the night operations. I understand the expectations of our clients and it is always good to hear positive feedback!

Nikki Barden – Office Manager

I joined Fisher and Woods in 2009, after 10 years in the Industry. As well as managing the administrative team, I really enjoy the interaction with our clients and being able to share my knowledge of all our products!

Chris O’Connor – Operations Director

With nearly 35 years’ experience in a very fast-paced food service/FMCG, environment, Chris has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help Fisher and Woods grow long into the future. During his career, Chris has held the positions of Chief Operations Officer, Managing Director and latterly CEO for large fresh food businesses serving hotels, restaurants and contract caterers.

The reason I love working at Fisher and Woods is being able to be part of the team in the best food service company in the East of England.

Wayne Browning – Business Development

As a self-confessed foodie at heart with a passion for seasonal, local produce, I love working at Fisher and Woods – the chef’s choice for fine fresh produce across the region.

Aaron Goldstraw – Procurement Consultant

It is great to be part of a forward-thinking team with a “can do” attitude, whose main goal is to provide a customer experience that is second to none in the industry. Our purchasing department is driven with a passion to source the freshest and finest seasonal produce from the UK and beyond.

David Palmer – Head of Sales

David has been in the fresh produce industry all of his working life starting at his father’s business, Ian Palmer Wholesale Ltd, back in the day in Salford, Manchester. David is a positive and highly motivated Business Manager having worked at various levels and in various departments in the industry.


Darren Wilbraham – Transport Manager

The reason I love working at Fisher and Wood is that I work with a small team that are hardworking and go out of their way to help customers.  I am the ‘new kid on the block’ and this is a great learning curve’.

Gavin Williamson – iFish Manager




Olivier Roe

Managing Director


Rob Pavitt

Night Operations Manager


Nikki Barden

Office Manager


Chris O’Connor

Operations Director


Emma Roe

Customer Services Director


Wayne Browning

Business Development


Aaron Goldstraw

Head of Purchasing


Gavin Williamson

iFish Manager

About Fisher & Woods

Fisher & Woods was founded in 2005 as a specialist food service supplier to the independent sector in East Anglia. It moved to new premises in Saffron Walden in 2008 and has continued to expand ever since.

The seafood business iFish was added in 2008 with the acquistion of a trusted local supplier, and, in 2017, the range of services expanded again with the creation of a wholesale cheese business named Cheeseology.

Area of Operations

We deliver to all of East Anglia, London and the Home Counties from our base in Saffron Walden. See the graphic to the right for more detail. Our fleet of modern refrigerated vans ensures that your order arrives in perfect condition.

If you are located outside this area, but are interested in our services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call – we still might be able to help!

Careers at Fisher & Woods

We are always looking for people to join our team. We can offer a friendly and welcoming work environment with opportunities to learn new skills. Additional benefits are available depending on length of service and seniority.

Please send your CV to We look forward to hearing from you.

Current Vacancies

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Fisher and Woods
Unit 12-14, Carlton Place, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3AU

Telephone: 0844 2092666 or 01799 581620
Fax: 01799 526058

Registered in England No: 05348281
VAT no. 801 896 226
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