Meet The Team


Rachel Tweedie

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

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.

Tina Abid

Tina Abid - Sales Admin Manager
Tina has been the Sales Administration Manager for Thyme Marketing since 2010. She previously worked at Tree of Life as telesales supervisor for 15 years. Tina enjoys reading, gardening and travel with husband and three boys- a very active and enthusiastic little boy and teenage twins! Never a dull moment

Helen Atherton

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

Sam Batten - 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.

Elizabeth MacLaren

Elizabeth MacLaren - Account Manager
Elizabeth has always been interested in food, she even did her degree in it and qualified as a chef. Over the past 20 years she has sold food ingredients from all over the world, so has a wealth of knowledge in the food industry. Outside of work she is a keen horse rider and competes in dressage competitions. Married to a chef she enjoys trying new foods and experimenting with new flavour and products.

James Evers-Swindell - Digital Product Manager
James has been working in the digital industry for over 8 years with experience in web design and development across a variety of sectors, and now looks after all Thyme's digital affairs. In his spare time James enjoys mountain biking and country walks with the dog.