Meet The Team


Rachel Tweedie - Director
Rachel has worked in the health food trade for 20 years, for wholesaler Nature’s Store (now Tree of Life), before starting her own business, Try Me Now in 2007. She loves all sports including running, attending the gym, yoga and watching Cricket, Football and Rugby. Living on the edge of the Peak District gives Rachel the opportunity to enjoy some beautiful walks around the Staffordshire and Cheshire Moorlands. When at home she loves cooking and experimenting with new ingredients and recipes.


David Walker - Director
David has 30 years of business management experience, helping the development of the company into the Thyme era. He has managed logistics and on-line teams as Operations Director in the highly competitive gift industry.


Halima Markey - Head of Commercial
Halima's previous role was as Managing Director of Granovita for 8 Years. During this time she was responsible for multi-site management and international sales throughout the UK, Europe and Canada. Unlike Rachel she doesn't enjoy running and attending the gym! But she does enjoy Yoga, baking, spending time with her family and her new granddaughter. I know what you're thinking, she doesn't look old enough!!! She can also find any excuse for a party.


Helen Atherton - Marketing Manager
Helen’s background is in Marketing and Public Sector events. She enjoys spinning and regularly goes to classes each week. Helen loves baking and cooking, having recently found out that she has various food intolerances she is enjoying experimenting in the kitchen.


Sam Batten - South West Account Manager
Sam has been interested in health and fitness since studying sport science at university over 15 years ago. He is particularly interested in nutrition and its effects on high performance as he has first hand experience from an elite level rowing career spanning 10 years. Sam has spent over 5 years in the sales environment, most recently in a independent pharmacy role. Sam enjoys getting out on his road bike and running as well as growing vegetables at his allotment and spending time with his family.


Heidi - Central Account Manager
Heidi has worked in the Health food industry for 20 years as a Field Sales Representative. Her passion is being out on the road and seeing all of her customers. As well as enjoying working with the independent Health Food industry Heidi's other interests include ‘The Arts’, movies, theatre, museums and art galleries and other aspects of design. Her family are also very important and she loves having quality time with them.

Charlotte Brookes - Sales Administrator
Charlotte has recently completed her degree in film, media and communications at Keele University. A keen photographer, she frequently travels to different cities to capture shots and soak up the culture. She has a passion for fitness and nutrition, regularly attending the gym and trying out new recipes.