Sean Wilson 1Sean Wilson will be presenting the Great British Market Awards at the sold out Mission for Markets Conference tomorrow in Birmingham.

Sean is of course best known as Martin Platt from the Nation’s favourite soap Coronation Street in which he appeared for 21 years.

After Sean left the street he decided to fulfil his lifelong passion of cooking and went on to spend a year training as a chef, working at a number of Michelin starred restaurants including, Northcote Manor at Langho near Blackburn.

In 2009 Sean started a new venture, “The Saddleworth Cheese Company” with best friend of 30 years Mark Revell. Their cheeses were met with immediate success, winning three awards at the British Cheese Awards in 2009 including the Gold Medal for “Muldoons Picnic” and winning three more British Cheese Awards in 2010. Saddleworth Cheese more recent accolade was to win a Gold Medal once again at World Cheese Awards. Their flagship Smelly Ha’peth has proved the test of time winning gold in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

Sean is now entering his sixth year of producing award winning cheese and continues to travel up and down the country presenting his range of artisan cheeses at various festivals in their unique style focusing on fun and hilarity.

As well as the cheese company Sean has set up The Great Northern Food Company and has now developed a range of other products which are now available in the multiples. The Great Northern Food Company is committed to sourcing products with clean labels and no preservatives and these products hit the shelves throughout 2014.

GreatNorthernCook_cover_lrHis most recent TV project is the series “Great Northern Cookbook”. The series made up of four x one hour programmes which debut in a prime time slot on Channel 5 in January 2013. A cookery book of the same name published by Hodder is now available in all good book shops and on

Alongside ‘Corrie’ Sean’s TV credits include Silent Witness, Waterloo Road and Doctors extending to Masterchef, Market Kitchen and Cooking with Gino D’Campo and Jean-Christophe Novelli.

Sean is also the Patron of The International Cheese Awards and is a respected cheese judge.

To book Sean for your event, festival or to hear him speak about his journey ‘From Actor to Cheesemaker’  please contact Ali Currey 0203 551 3970