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Punchline Talks! The B!G Interview with Deborah Flint

Deborah Flint talks sausage rolls with Punchline-Gloucester.com editor Mark Owen.

Deborah Flint, co-owner of Cinderhill Farm in St Briavels in the Forest of Dean, has been a key supplier to Gloucester Services since the day it opened.

Punchline's The B!G Interviews are sponsored by Cheltenham-based IT solutions company Infrastar.

From the eight-acre pig and sheep farm she runs with husband Neil on Gloucestershire's Welsh border, Deborah and her 16-strong team produce around 10,000 hand made sausage rolls and pasties a week, with the majority going to feed hungry motorists.

In this fascinating interview recorded last year, watch Deborah talk about how the business has grown rapidly since she started making sausage rolls in her kitchen back in 2011. Having landed a deal to supply Gloucester Services from day one, the business's annual turnover has grown to about £1 million.

Deborah says of Gloucester Services: "They said 'yes' after one bite! As they've grown, we've grown."

Last year, Deborah appeared on the Channel 4 show 'A Cotswold Farmshop' , the six-part documentary about Gloucester Services

But Deborah hasn't always lived the idyllic country life - she previously worked as a fundraiser, travelling extensively.

"I needed a rest and a change," she said, admitting she was inspired by the TV show The Good Life.

Watch our B!G Interview to discover how Deborah went from selling sausage rolls to her neighbours to running a million-pound business.

The B!G Interviews coming up include:

  • Robert Miles, CEO of Immersa Group
  • Boris Worrall, CEO of Rooftop Housing
  • John Trolan, CEO of The Nelson Trust
  • Simon Wright of No1 the Cotswolds Café/antique centre
  • Ori Hellerstein, CEO and founder of The Artisan Baker

Punchline's The B!G Interviews are sponsored by Cheltenham-based IT solutions company Infrastar.

Working with SMEs, public and private sector organisations and government bodies across the UK, Infrastar's IT experts are committed to helping you overcome problems and maximise productivity through exceptional IT solutions.

Over the years the company has built a dedicated team of IT specialists. Infrastar is also a key sponsor of the No Child Left Behind awards.

For more information on Infrastar, call 01242 303720, email info@infrastar.co.uk  or visit infrastar.co.uk 

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