Our people, our shared values

Out of Eden is an independent hospitality supplies business founded by Ian and Janet Hartley in 1993, who themselves have extensive experience in hotels and catering, including running hospitality businesses of their own. Our family-owned business is today led by a senior management team who, along with growing the business to become one of the leading hotel suppliers in the UK, ensure that core principles upon which the business was founded are upheld, including looking after our people, nurturing their careers, and helping them develop personally to realise their full potential.

Our people continue to be the foundation for the growth and success of Out of Eden, and we will always aim to provide rewarding employment opportunities across the business, in pleasant working environments, and with colleagues who are friendly and supportive. 

Diverse Opportunities

Employment at Out of Eden presents a wide range of roles and responsibilities across our various areas of operations:


Directors, Senior Management, Team Leaders & Coordinators

Head Office

Marketing, Purchasing, Buying, Accounts, HR & IT

Sales & Retail

Customer Services, Business Relationship Team & Stores


Logistics, Order Fulfilment, Stock Management & Despatch

Nurturing your career

Your career with Out of Eden can be as diverse and rewarding as you want it to be - we will always welcome people who seek to develop themselves personally as, together, this also supports the ambitions of our business. 

The training provided when you commence your employment is just the start, and we are committed to investing in you and your skills throughout your time with us. 

We are proud to say that a high percentage of our employees have been with Out of Eden for many years, and it’s not uncommon for them to have worked across a variety of roles and teams within the business.

For example, we have team members who joined our customer services team but have since qualified as accountants or realised their creative ambitions with our marketing team.

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Living our values

As a values-led organisation our aim is to be an ethical, helpful and profitable company by valuing our customers, nurturing our team and by being involved in the local, national and global community.  

More than mere words, we put these values into practice every day. Out of Eden will never be a profits-driven business, and we prefer to provide high quality products at a fair price to our customers, sourced as ethically and sustainably as possible, with the impact on the environment always a consideration.  

This also extends to people, both our own employees and the welfare of those employed by our suppliers.

Current Vacancies

Operations Assistant role

Warehouse Operations Assistant

Department: Operations

Full Time: 40hrs a week (Monday to Friday)

Contract Type: Permanent

Pay: £19760 per annum

Location: Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

As well as a competitive salary our benefits include:

  • Health Care Plan
  • 20 days holiday per year rising to a maximum of 25 days based on service
  • Opportunity to earn additional paid time off via our walk to work scheme
  • Quarterly bonus
  • Employer pension contributions rising up to 5% over time
  • Working for an ethically minded company who really care about their team
Based in the heart of rural Cumbria, Out of Eden is a UK leading supplier of an extensive range of products to the hospitality industry.  We attribute our success to the strength of our team, the quality of our products and our ability to adapt to an ever-changing business environment.  We are currently looking for a number of hard-working individuals to join our established warehouse team.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Vehicle/container loading & unloading 
  • Preparation of customer orders / pallets for shipment
  • Replenishment of stock for our Operations area  
  • Day to day housekeeping in the warehouse
  • Communicating effectively within the workplace
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations
  • Physical movement of stock by safe manual handling and lifting   
This is an interesting and varied role that will appeal to someone who  

  • enjoys working in a team 
  • has a positive and enthusiastic attitude to their work
  • has basic numeracy skills, excellent attention to detail and experience of using computers, (although full training will be given) 
  • has a good level of fitness, and
  • a willingness to learn new things    
For more information about Out of Eden please visit our ‘visions and values’ page, where you can find out more about what makes Out of Eden a great employer, an ethical and environmentally focused company and somewhere you can be proud to work. 

To apply please email careers@outofeden.co.uk your CV together with a covering letter by Tuesday, 26 October 2021.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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