Our Story

Once upon a time there was a couple who lived very happily with their two children and a rather large deaf dog.

The man stayed at home to look after their boys and the house. The girl loved life as an agent but wanted to combine her eye for a trend with building something they could all work on together and so Hot Tomato was born.

That was back in 2007 and we can now report that along with the children, the dog and the parents, Hot Tomato has grown a bit! Our dynamic little team continues to thrive and bring you gorgeous goodies from around the globe and we feel privileged that you are considering allowing our collection to play a part in your own business - thank you!

Who we are

Who's who at HQ

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Alex

Where it all began..... from a retail background, to rep, to agent and finally, her own baby: Hot Tomato. An avid tomato lover (hence the name!) Mojito's will hit the spot perfectly here & a chilled glass of white rarely gets turned down!

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Adrian

The brains behind everything - Adrian keeps it all together for us behind the scenes & the Hot Tom wheels a'turning! You can sweet talk him with the promise of a comedy show followed by a few beers and a curry!

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Karen

Karen runs our busy little office (brilliantly we might add!) and heads up our account and credit control so it's definitely worth keeping on her good side! She's a Gin queen if bribery & corruption is your thing!

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Sian

Sian is our office & sales co-ordinator & a proper busy-bee, buzzing around with a fab 'have a go' attitude. Formally head of key stage 2 at the local middle school - best not be naughty on her watch! Good old Somerset Cider hits the sweet spot for this local lass!

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Nigel

Nigel runs the warehouse and is responsible for getting all your gorgeous goodies out - best be nice to him! An avid autograph hunter (A-Listers only please!), stamp & coin collector - will do most things for a Terry's Chocolate Orange!

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Ziggy

Office beast & cuddle monster - now an elderly gent who will sell his soul for cheddar cheese!

On The Road Team

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SCOTLAND: Jennie Willkie

What Jennie doesn't know about the industry is not worth knowing at all - this business is in her DNA! What you might not know is that she has the voice of an angel - seriously get her to give you a wee warble - Vodka should do it!

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NORTH: Ruth Holden

Ruth came on board Hot Tom in the early days having been introduced by Tamsin & she is now a firm friend. Ruth combines agent life with her very own beautiful lifestyle shop so she knows it all from every angle! Choc Chip Cookies do it for this lass!

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EAST ANGLIA: Peter Willis

An original blonde and a perfect gentleman. Peter is outdoorsy, a horse & dog lover - in fact most things with four legs! Easy peasy to get around this fella, a classic, good old fashioned malt whisky - proper job!

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HOME COUNTIES (North of London): Lisa Podwell

Lisa is literally the star of the Home Counties for Hot Tom! Vodka is her tipple & what an education that has been - honestly, we never realised there was so much to know about the stuff until we met the lovely Lisa!

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MIDLANDS & WALES: Helen Jones

Helen is always on the go & has a mad busy brain! A super kind and caring soul she is a genuine delight to work with / buy from and if you tap into her knowledge and experience you'll not go far wrong!

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SOUTH WEST: James Dixon

James describes himself as a 'seasonal' drinker - when pressed he means Cider in the summer & Guinness in the winter! He's a bit of a sport nut, anything from bungee jumps & skydives to football. James has been in the gift arena for many years, latterly on the road & has a ton of experience for you to plunder! Image pending!!

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SOUTH EAST: Tamsin Eade

Tamsin is our longest serving agent & has been with us almost as long as we've been going. Bessie mate & each others bridesmaids about 100 years ago! Will do most things for a Jammy Dodger! Passionate about life, loves & most of all customers!

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N.IRELAND: Linda Lennox

Pretty as a picture - the Lovely Linda has been a fan from afar for ages and we are all truly happy to have her on board. Loves the lovely stuff and is a mine if information and experience - a sheer delight!

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LONDON SALES

Please call our office team: 01225 422188

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SOUTHERN IRLELAND SALES

Please call our office team: 01225 422188