Chris

The founder of Froginwell! Having had a hugely successful career building Sparex into an international company, Chris had always had the dream of creating the opportunity for his children to work for themselves.

Kate

Despite having two little girls under the age of four, Kate relished in the challenge if setting up a business from scratch. Having no previous knowledge of business, but with a degree in English and History (helpful…), Kate managed to build a successful business with Chris’ guiding hand. The closure of the cafe in 2017 allows the business to now focus of events and corporate and continue to grow.

However, she couldn’t have done any of this on her own! Enter Dani…

Dani

After graduating with a degree in English and Media in 2014, Dani joined the team temporarily before heading back to Uni to do a PGCE. However, after seeing the potential Froginwell had to offer, and with a worryingly similar outlook on life to Kate, she decided to stay and be a part of its success.

Between the two of them, Kate and Dani do everything to make Froginwell run smoothly. This includes anything from mowing to admin, wall destruction to wedding bars. They’ll really give anything a go.

JJ

Then there’s JJ. Not technically an employee of Froginwell (we’ve never paid him a penny…) but integral part nonetheless – and Kate’s husband. Since Froginwell has existed, JJ has gone from leaving his job as a chartered surveyor to set up his own business importing and selling wine, cider and beer production as vitikit (www.vitikit.com). As well as working full time, JJ is also responsible for all aspects of our wine and cider!

Jason

Most definitely NOT an employee, but the one we call on to fix anything and everything is Jason. He especially enjoys making our nonsensical imaginings a reality… like our recent 100m2 extension. He also brings with him New Devon Army (www.newdevonarmy.co.uk) of which Froginwell is a massive supporter. His love of birds means we now have endless woodpecker holes in the barn, and a great knowledge of our local birds!

Evie, Chloe & Hooper

Froginwell’s next generation, Kate & JJ’s family. Watch out! The girls are currently rubbish at business but great at smashing glass bottles into the recycling bin.

Hooper is the centre of everyone’s attention and Froginwell’s welcoming party… and boy does he love it!

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  • A spectacular first Feasting at Froginwell this evening. Thank you, thank you, thank you @m.welshcatering, The Ferrantes and @yetivince. What an evening! 💃🏻💃🏻 #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon #exeter #devon #supportlocal #collaboration #food #drink #feastingtable #feasting #winter2018 #livemusic #christmas
  • We’ve been foraging for decorations for our FIRST EVER FEAST NIGHT here with @m.welshcatering. This is before... we can’t wait to share the after, but for now it’s under wraps! 😏 ROLL ON TOMORROW! #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon #exeter #devon #supportlocal #collaboration #food #drink #feastingtable #feasting #winter2018 #livemusic #christmas #forraging #decoration
  • Ready for wet weather fun... #raining #devon #exeter #work #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon #winterishere
  • They’re almost gone... Link in bio

#froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon #exeter #devon #supportlocal #collaboration #food #drink #feastingtable #feasting #winter2018 #livemusic
  • So turns out protecting a ginormous oak frame is a mammoth task. 2 days prep and 8 days painting (dodging the rain) with 15 litres of paint... thank you @ryandunn98. Now onto the fun job of painting the barn. #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon #oakframe #painting #winterjobs #maintenance #paint #hardwork #gladitsover #lookinggood
  • Those pesky fairies have been busy... #mushrooms #fairyring #fungi #autumn #devon #exeter #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon
  • November for us is painting, painting and more painting. It’s the outside of the barn this year having a face lift! #painting #maintenance #weneedabiggerladder #froginwellvineyard #froginwell #froginwelldevon #barn