David Floyd trained as a production engineer before taking a job in computer sales and helping to found a specialist firm producing peripherals for laptop computers. Always a keen cook, he has parlayed an interest in chilli sauces and spicy food into the Chile Foundry (www.chilefoundry.co.uk), which he established with two friends and which now supplies thousands of people in the UK and Europe with chillies and chilli-related products. He has grown, eaten, cooked and sold a wide range of chillies, created and commissioned chilli products and enjoyed developing people's interest in chillies. His range of chilli products began with a dry spice marinade and now includes the UK's hottest crisps. He has appeared on the BBC's 'Good Food Live' TV programme as a chilli expert. David Floyd is married with two children and lives in Yeovil, Somerset.