Emma Schwarz, Founder
Emma has always been a foodie. She is also a retail merchant through and through. First, she climbed the ranks of Marks and Spencer plc, then became an Interior Designer, she then found herself in retail again and helped found a premium furniture brand which bought Sofa Workshop from MFI. Next she became a mother of three, then in 2008 she founded The Rare Brand Market Ltd. Emma is about to create her own physical retail food chain by opening her first site, The Barn, Little London in Chichester, West Sussex. In her spare time she is Chairperson of Slow Food Sussex, Non-Executive Board Director of food waste charity UK Harvest and a keen food writer, and she loves to run, do yoga and meditate.
Louise Galbraith, Retail & Hospitality Director
Louise’s passion and flair for cooking flourished during a three-year Grand Diploma in Cordon Bleu Cookery at South Africa’s oldest and most acclaimed cookery school, Silwood. Louise subsequently returned home to Chichester and managed a local delicatessen and café (where she first met Emma!), followed by eleven years working in London, Sussex and Hampshire managing large private homes. Louise is thrilled to be involved in The Barn, Little London and is proud to help take Emma’s vision forward! In her spare time, Louise can be found reading the latest cookbooks and planning her next travel adventure.
Kate Tulett, Business Development Director
Kate’s background is solely retail. Having grown up working in, and eventually running her Family Floral & Interiors business (where she first met Emma!), Kate has spent the last ten years working for American-owned retailer TJX Europe, earning a place on their Buying and Merchandising Graduate Scheme, moving on to various roles across their nationwide store network and head office. Most recently in Store Operations for their Homesense brand division where she worked closely with their central strategic team as they grew the chain from 30 stores to 70+ stores.
This website is currently being designed and we are also creating a physical retail home for you to visit! Meanwhile please check out our first born company The Rare Brand Market Ltd for our pop up retail and wellness events.