Amelia has lived in Fulham for the last 10 years. Growing up in East Africa as a gardener’s daughter – sneaking avocados and mangos straight off the tree, and now with a partner working as a Sommelier in London’s restaurant scene (lucky her), she has always been very conscious of the importance of fresh, quality produce. When her partner, Danny, was furloughed following the government edict to close restaurants in London, many of our friends in the business, restaurateurs, suppliers and producers, were determined to adapt but struggling to execute the logistics of that. A passionate cook and a sucker for aesthetics, during the lockdown the simple joy of a fish delivery or a generously verdant box of veg struck her. As did the emotional note of missing regular visits to local delis, grocers and restaurants, all of which are so much part of the South West London community. This made her think about how she could help. Making a vow to reconsider her shopping habits and suspecting that many others would be doing the same, partnering with Jess to create a platform like The Grocery List was a natural progression. Her day job is a Marketing Consultant for the Interiors industry and she brings her skills and experience to The Grocery List, devising strategies and marketing plans to highlight our suppliers’ profile within the community.