Meet the Team

GSF is a small and friendly business which has been able to quickly respond to changing markets and environments over the years. As a very small business, we all have to be able to take on a variety of roles and to work closely together. We get to know our customers and their situation, so that we can supply the best seed for them. We feel it is important, where we can, to meet our customers and see their sites and understand their individual challenges.

Mark Dravers

Founder and Director

Mark first got interested in oyster farming while studying Mechanical Engineering. He designed a lot of the equipment, including the ‘flupsy’ pontoon and highly efficient paddle wheel. He spends most of his time these days fixing things and trying  to make improvements.

Penny Dravers

Founder and Director

Penny, studied Environmental Science and has an MSc in Management Science. She is in overall charge of production, sales and water testing.  When not working, her interests are choral singing and sea swimming. 

Scott Le Prevost

Nursery Manager

Scott has worked for GSF for over 20 years and runs the nursery, grading and preparing seed despatches for customers and takes great pride in the stock. He also carries our most of the maintenance work and has a special interest in wildlife.

Callum Hockey

TRAINEE Hatchery manager

Callum joined the team in 2021 after studying biology at Exeter University. He is currently learning the hatchery process and looks after the ecotox organisms. He has a special interest in the marine environment and is a keen volleyball player.