The brand was founded by married couple Mike and Colette Russell Smith. Mike Russell Smith was raised on Russell Smith Farms he has a natural love for English farming and the English countryside, later studying Agriculture at Cirencester
Mike then went on to work in the Wealth Management sector, advising international businesses for over a decade before becoming Managing Partner in De Villermont, an executive search, investment introducer and advisory firm based in London.
Food and farming has always been Mike’s passion and he has now moved back to the family farm taking the business in a modern direction and co-founding the SAVOURSMITHS brand, which uses the farm’s incredible produce (potatoes and rapeseed oil) as well as luxurious international ingredients.
Colette Russell Smith was born in the food and wine region of South Africa and has always been a passionate foodie. Colette is a globetrotting model with a love of the British countryside. She studied her Honours Bachelor in Commerce and before her degree she studied film at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Colette is also a qualified Pilates Instructor and is very focused on well-being.
She has been an international model for the past 10 years, working with leading agencies across three different continents, representing some of the world's most esteemed brands in their categories.
She is co-founder of the SAVOURSMITHS brand, combining quality home-grown produce with big global flavours in stylish packaging for a totally new take on a traditional snack.
The SAVOURSMITHS team are huge believers in the humble potato: the family has been farming them since 1938 and know their Roosters from their Russets. They understand the importance of traceability and sustainability, using accredited farming methods and championing sustainable agriculture to ensure culinary excellence.
The family farm is a member of FWAG, LEAF & the Soil Association and is signed up to the Government's stewardship schemes. SAVOURSMITHS is also a member of LEAF.