Matt Richards

Global Supplier Manager

As our Global Supplier Manager, Matt manages the crucial relationships we have with our suppliers to ensure we are working together in the best way possible. Part of this is working closely with suppliers on quality issues to ensure all our products meet our rigorous specifications. He also plans our supply chains to ensure we have security in our supply, including initiating projects for growing plants specifically for us.

Matt came to Organic Herb Trading in October 2014, from the Environment Agency where he coordinated projects on water quality and land use and specialised in strategic planning. Previously he has also worked on climate change and agriculture policy for the UK government, managed projects for Transition Town Bristol and been an active member of the Soil Association for over 10 years. Matt has also seen the complex issues around development, climate change and agriculture first hand whilst volunteering in remote villages in Ladakh in the Indian Himalayas.

After entering into a life-changing health journey with his herbalist (Simon Mills) Matt became interested in the background of herbs and has found a natural home working with our suppliers at Organic Herb Trading, firmly believing in the phrase - Soil, Soul, Society.