Alex Gardner, Business Development Manager
Keep Your Fork’s business development manager Alex Gardner brings her trademark energy and enthusiasm into your business to help our clients reach their goals. She brings her extensive experience in retail and hospitality alongside her wide range of skills in recruitment, training, sales and business development to support ambitious small businesses take that crucial leap to the next stage. Alex thrives on bringing teams together to be the best they can be, whilst focusing on their customer’s experience.
In addition to her role at Keep Your Fork, she has an exciting portfolio of retained clients which currently span multi-award winning businesses like The Great Escape and also charities like Work-wise, with many others on an ad-hoc basis. She is also a trustee of Kids Around The World Charity. She enjoys the diversity of her client base where she can bring focus, organisation and ultimately, profitability. Alex specialises in troubleshooting operations in need of a fresh approach and also in the opening of new retail sites where attention to detail is paramount.
Her love of ‘the customer experience’ came during her seven years in St Ives, Cornwall whilst she worked within the hospitality industry. Upon her return to Sheffield in 1999, Alex co-founded Proper Pasty Company Ltd and took one company owned shop to 5 franchise shops within 5 years.
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