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Bread & Jam Mentor Walk: Getting Your First Listing

  • Sourced Market 68 Wigmore Street London, England, W1U 2SD United Kingdom (map)

Kickstart your week with a foodpreneur morning walk from Sourced Market in Marylebone to Whole Foods Market in Camden.

Join three industry experts and a dozen fellow entrepreneurs on this morning mentor walk that will kickstart your working week. On this walk we will be focusing on what it takes to get your first listing in a retailer. So if you are a food and drink founder with a new product that you want to see sold through retail join us on this 60 minute morning stroll through Regents Park and learn from some of the industry's leading lights.

What's a Mentor Walk?

We've had some of our most inspiring and insightful discussions whilst taking a brisk stroll with friends and colleagues - the informal, relaxed vibe often leads to much more creative conversation than intense, face-to-face meetings. And so this is what we aim to achieve with our Mentor Walks - they are your opportunity to informally chat to experienced industry experts as you stroll through London with a group of fellow entrepreneurs on the same journey as you. Each walk focuses on a different aspect of building and growing a food and drink business, and it's a great way to start the week.

Time & Place

Start: 08:00am 20th May, outside Sourced Market in Wigmore Street (W1U 2SD).

End: 09:00am 20th May, outside Whole Foods Market, Camden (NW1 7PN).

Our Mentors

Liam White, co-founder Dr Will's - Dr Will’s make a range of healthy and tasty condiments - with all natural ingredients and no added sugar, preservatives or additives. They are stocked in Ocado, Amazon, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Planet Organic, Sourced Market and around 500 independent stores. Foodservice is increasingly a large part of their business - you can find them in the offices at Amazon, UBS, Deutsche Bank, The Office Group, at Reading University and a number of independent cafes and restaurants across the UK.

Olly Hiscocks, Founder Olly's Olives - Since launching Olly’s Olives on the London market stalls in 2016, he has grown the company from the kitchen table to a snack product sold nationwide through Sainsbury's. He has recently raised over £200k to drive the brand's expansion.

Ros Heathcote, Founder, Borough Broth Co. - the Borough Broth Company, a London based bone broth company, started in May 2015 when Ros got chatting to her local butcher and discovered the quantity of bones regularly thrown away by the meat industry. With a passion for making her own home-made bone broths Ros set up the Borough Broth co. and within 6 months had her first listing in Selfridges London. Today their products are found in Ocado, Sainsbury's, Wholefoods, Planet Organic, As Nature Intended, Harrods along with a number of small independents across the country.