Speed mentoring – Cooking up success

, 10.00 - 13.00 FREE
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Let our expert Speed Mentors help you turn your new food business into a tasty success

The UK’s food and drinks sector is going from strength to strength with developments in street food and markets, pop-up catering, hospitality and myriad innovative new product launches all contributing to our growing reputation as a nation of foodies.

In 2017, consumer spending in the sector exceeded £219 billion with food and drinks exports worth more than £22 million to the economy and the food and drinks sector valued at more than £103 billion in the UK. And with almost 7,000 micro, small and medium businesses in the food and drinks manufacturing sector last year, there’s certainly no shortage of new brands eager to take a bite out of the market.

Whether you’ve got an idea for a new product or service that will shake-up the sector, or you’re already small business owner in the sector with ambitions to take a bigger piece of a profitable pie, don’t miss this opportunity to chat to our seasoned food sector experts.

This fun and informal event brings together a team of experts in the food, drink and hospitality sectors to provide insight, support and guidance on everything from funding to flavour, product to packaging and seasoning to sales!

Mentors include:

Melissa Addey – author of historical fiction novels with a background in business and product development for Sainsbury’s

Vasken Jeremakian – Founder of Foodication specialist food sector SME consultancy

Amanda Boyd – Founder of Corinthian HR Consultancy and organisational transformation consultant

Ziaad Khan – Business & IP Centre Reference and Research Information Specialist

Adam Slawson – Product and Service Innovation Lead at Fluxx

Ewa Pietreniuk – digital communication expert, social media strategist and Founder of SocialBeautify blog.

Pete Schonbeck – Founder of Productshon Consulting and business start-up specialist

The atmosphere at our popular Speed Mentoring events is always informal, with plenty of opportunities for building connections, networking and sharing knowledge with your peers.

If you’re a food business owner with an appetite for success, don’t miss this event.


Name: Speed mentoring – Cooking up success
Where: Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: , 10.00 - 13.00
Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
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