About Nature’s Harvest

Nature’s Harvest Pet Food focuses on supporting healthy pets and happy owners. All our range of natural, hypo-allergenic dog food is sourced and manufactured in the UK using the finest ingredients. Our aim is to feed your furry family members with only the most wholesome, nutritious foods, helping them become the best they can be.

The Nature’s Harvest natural pet food range is crafted with the freshest cuts of meat, fish and vegetables and we make sure all our ingredients are to “human-grade” standard.

We’ve created recipes without artificial flavour enhancers, colours or preservatives and we do not use synthetic additives to prolong the shelf life of our products. We gently steam our dog food over a longer period, keeping food moist without destroying the nutrients within.

Nature’s Harvest favours the small batch, made to order method. Added ingredients to the Nature’s Harvest pet food range include immune system boosters, ingredients that are kind to sensitive stomachs, maintain fit and supple joints and give dogs healthy skin and shiny coats.

Nature’s Harvest is a brand of Judge’s Choice Petfood Ltd. In 1996, Judge’s Choice Petfood Ltd was granted the Royal Warrant for the supply of pet food to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. There are only 800 companies in the UK that are granted the Royal Warrant and it is an honour of the highest magnitude.

The Royal Household acknowledges the commitment of Judge’s Choice Petfood Ltd and its brands to providing the highest standards of service, quality and excellence.

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Brendan Dawson

Chairman

Brendan Dawson joined the Nature’s Harvest team as Commercial Director in April 2019. In November 2019, Brendan took on the role of Chairman and continues to focus on how the company can best meet the needs of it’s loyal customers while introducing Nature’s Harvest to more fur parents. Brendan comes to us with over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services sector.

Brendan has 3 dogs, all from the Labrador family. Harley, or Mr H as he is fondly known, is the Grandpa of the pack. He is a 9 year old (retired) working yellow Labrador who enjoys long walks in the Surrey Hills. Bibby is Brendan’s second dog who is an 18 month old black Labrador Retriever. Bibby is a real softie and likes nothing better than to snuggle up on the sofa and have her tummy tickled! Poppy is the newest member of Brendan’s four legged family. Poppy is a Fox Red Labrador and the baby of the family at 7 months old. Poppy was a rescue puppy and the beginning of her life has been a bit tough. Poppy has spent a lot of time visiting the vets with liver problems as well as a bone defect, however, she is well on the way to recovery and is full of beans, as you would expect a cheeky 7 month pup!

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James Chester

Founder

James originally set up the Nature’s Harvest brand as part of Judge’s Choice Petfood Ltd about 10 years ago. This makes him the longest standing member of the Nature’s Harvest team! James has been a part of the dog food world for over 40 years and started Judge’s Choice Petfood Ltd in 1991. In 1996, he was proud to be bestowed the Royal Warrant for the Queen which the company has held ever since. James enjoys catching up with customers, many of whom have been with Nature’s Harvest and Judge’s Choice for years and who have in, turn, become very good friends.

James has had many dogs in his lifetime all with different characters and traits. He remembers with fondness Duncan, his Border Collie who enjoyed chasing balls and eating cheese! He is currently Grandfather to Buster, a 2 year old show Cocker Spaniel who has a penchant for long walks, cuddles and the smell of pheasant!

In his spare time, James enjoys fishing and is currently introducing his Grandchildren to the art of fly fishing. They are still learning that fish have ears and that quiet and patience is the order of the day!!

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Chieko Chester

Chief Executive Officer

Chieko joined Nature’s Harvest in 2016 to work alongside James who is her Dad. Her background is in Marketing and Advertising and she spent a decade working in a large corporate company. She then built and sold her own business before joining Nature’s Harvest, the family business.

Chieko is proud of the heritage of Nature’s Harvest and her focus is on building a business environment that aligns with the values of the company. She is always looking for the best way to share the values of Nature’s Harvest with our customers, through our products.

Kiki is Chieko’s black working Labrador Retriever and happens to be the litter sister of Bibby, one of Brendan & Carol’s dogs. Kiki is 18 months old and loves to swim, whatever the weather and however clean or unclean the water! Kiki has boundless energy and also loves a tummy tickle, just like Bibby!

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Stu Walker

Chief Operating Officer

Stu joined Judge’s Choice in 2018, initially as a consultant to work on technical infrastructure and streamlining retail product flow, in other words, one of those ‘tech types’! He joined the management team at the start of 2019 taking responsibility for developing the sales side of the business and enjoys meeting with our customers to find out what Natures Harvest can do to help them and their dogs.

In his spare time, Stu can be found down in the Canaries, as he believes all the best brains are solar powered.

Tyler, Stu’s German Shepherd is 13 years old. She’s an old girl but bright as a button. Tyler has no idea she is a dog because she has been included in everything as part of the family, she has even joined in at the table for Christmas dinner (although hers was Natures Harvest). 

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Carol Dawson

Brand Development Director

After a career spanning 25-years in media and advertising, Carol joined Nature’s Harvest at the beginning of 2019. Carol looks after the Nature’s Harvest brand and makes sure that our customers understand what our values are and how this helps us create the products that we offer to them.

Carol is married to Brendan and they have 3 dogs, Harley, Bibby and Poppy. They range in age with Harley being ‘Top Dog’ at 9 years followed by Bibby at 18 months (who is the litter sister of Kiki, Chieko’s dog), and Poppy at just 7 months. Poppy came to Carol from a rescue home and Harley and Bibby have embraced their new cheeky pup sister, even though Poppy’s puppy antics can be slightly annoying to them both!!

Carol enjoys travelling and one of her favourite places is Cortona in Tuscany, Italy. She tries to visit once a year to brush up on her Italian and enjoy the beautiful Tuscan scenery.

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Rosemarie King

Customer Services & Account Manager

After James, Rose is the second most long standing member of the Nature’s Harvest team. She has joined Nature’s Harvest in 2011. Rose’s background is in accountancy and she has over a decade of experience working in the retail sector.

Rose’s main focus at Nature’s Harvest is Customer Service and Account Management. You will often find Rose speaking to customers and answering questions they may have.

Rose is German and travels back to her homeland regularly. The one thing that she misses when she goes back to Germany is her 4 year old Labrador Alfie. Alfie loves the outdoors and woodland walking. He never knows what he’s going to find, (including a half eaten cheese and pickle sandwich which was swiftly pulled out of his mouth!) and loves playing with other dogs.

Our Promise to You

Everything you will find on the Nature’s Harvest website has been carefully tested and then selected, in order that we are able to confidently stand by the products that we feature on our site. We believe that our products are superior and include some of the best products available for your pet. We make every effort to deliver everything as quickly as possible and most items are delivered the next day. We do not hide behind our email addresses and prefer to speak to our customers either face to face or on the telephone. Likewise, if you need to speak to us about your order, or if you have a query about any of our products, we are always happy to help and ready to listen. We enjoy the art of conversation and look forward to your call!

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Our Promise to the Environment

We strongly believe that as a company we are responsible for operating in a sustainable manner and achieving the highest standards of environmental practice. As a business which is dependent on the health of the animal kingdom for its continued commercial success, we understand we have a duty of care for the natural environment, safeguarding it for future generations.  We are committed to our Green Policy and encourage our suppliers, customers and all business associates and stakeholders to do likewise.  We undergo continual assessments of the social and environmental impacts of the Nature’s Harvest brand and its operations. Where possible, we set firm objectives and aim to reach targets to improve our performance. We actively promote an internal culture which values these measures and encourages and rewards our people for contributing to these goals. We have an established management structure which ensures that sustainability is permanently on the agenda from the top down.

We have outlined our commitment to sustainability through a series of statements:

  • We will identify appropriate staff training, corporate advice and information for all employees to encourage them to develop new ideas and initiatives in support of our sustainability objectives;
  • We will actively promote responsibility for the environment and will effectively communicate our policies for sustainability to all our staff;
  • We will seek to minimise waste by reduction, re-use and recycling in all our operations;
  • We will implement steps to reduce our use of energy, water and other resources in all our operations;
  • We will not only comply with but also positively implement all relevant environmental legislation and regulation as a minimum;
  • We aim to minimise our own use of plastics within our business and will encourage our suppliers to do the same;
  • We will maximise our support for charitable and non-government organisations whose objectives and operations are in-line with our own environmental and sustainability goals;
  • We will review our environmental and sustainability policies and objectives at least annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders.

Nature’s Harvest is a trading name of Judge’s Choice Petfood Limited.