Let Me Introduce You with Jane Milton
Let Me Introduce You to Scott Goodfellow, Jam Maker to The Queen
Let me introduce you to Scott Goodfellow, the Joint MD of Wilkin and Sons often referred to as ‘ Tiptree’ Jam and condiment makers , based in the Essex village of Tiptree. More recently the business has expanded into gin liqueurs made with their fruits, acquired and opened tearooms in and around Essex and Suffolk …. And created a homewares range of candles, aprons and other products inspired by their jams.
Scott talks about growing up in Dundee and how he thought he may follow his sister into the police force but in fact he studied engineering and embarked on a graduate training programme with Unilever, then followed some years working for Mars as a shift manager and then a move into sales with Mars.
He has been at Wilkin’s now for 14 years, so is still a relative newcomer compared to some of the staff….
Scott says a business can never have enough talent and loves to recruit people who will stretch them as a business and push them to see things differently.
I learned that their lime marmalade makes a very good mojito, something that I must put to the test …. All in the interests of research.
Wilkin and Sons have held the Royal Warrant since 1911 so Scott says his job is jam maker to the Queen. Their products are sold in over 70 countries around the World.
The business has a great culture but is inspiring in how open and inclusive they are to hearing other people’s ideas and thoughts and as you will hear that is how some great products have come to be made.