Caro has got years of worldwide working and travelling under her belt. From teaching English in Nepal and snowboarding in Chile and Canada, to sailing tall ships from Asia to Antarctica and guiding white water rafting trips.

After finishing a degree in Renewable Energy Engineering with first class at Exeter Uni she worked  with remote and marginalised communities to install renewable energy systems in Indonesian Borneo, Peru and the Philippines for institutions such as Engineers without Borders and Wind Aid.

Returning to Cornwall after a severe motor accident, a BBC 4 program put her on the path of seaweed. Being an avid surfer, ocean lover, and good food lover, establishing The Cornish Seaweed Company was the most natural thing to do.


A passion for nature, wild places and different cultures made Tim emerge from his birth place in below-sea-level Holland to explore some of the more remote places and people on the planet.

To pursue his fascination with wildlife and everything that grew around him, he worked a way through three universities to end up with an MSc in Conservation & Biodiversity from Exeter. While research led him to the threatened lions of West Africa’s savannah and the plain dwelling mongooses of Uganda, his mind was set on rainforests. Through expeditions in Honduras, Borneo, Peru and Bolivia he set up a rainforest conservation charity and to this date is involved with ecological and conservation research.

The pull of the ocean never faded however, and Cornwall’s clear oceans, surf lined beaches and agreeable climate meant that base is here. If that can be combined with days of snorkelling and foraging for seaweed, well, let it be.