Kickstart your week with a foodpreneur morning walk from Whole Foods to Selfridges.
This mentor walk is all about how to increase your sales as we wander through the city with 3 of our favourite industry icons in tow. If you're a food and drink founder, join us on this 45 minute morning walk through Hyde Park and chat about sales and distribution before going about your day.
What's a Mentor Walk?
Our mentor walks are a great way to hang out with experienced, successful food and drink entrepreneurs and experts and learn the tricks of the trade first hand. You will get 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 11th June, outside Whole Foods Market (W8 5SE).
End: 09:00am 11th June, Selfridges (W1A 1AB).
Simon Lock - Simon has helped grow some of the UK’s most progressive challenger retail brands over the past 10 years. Highlights include helping grow the Ecover and Method cleaning brands into world leaders in green cleaning. Helped launch and developed the Bonne Maman brand of patisseries in the UK – taken to £8 million sales across all major UK retailers. Securing, working on and helping deliver large scale private label contracts in some of the UK’s largest and most successful retailers. He now runs LVK which specialises in growing mindful food and drink brands, recently signing up Percol Coffee the UK’s fastest growing ethical coffee brand.
Claire Brumby - Claire is a mentor, consultant and speaker. She runs the The Food Guide helping entrepreneurs by providing advice, strategy, mentoring and consultancy using first-hand knowledge, real experience and battle scars gained through founding her own multi award winning premium snacking brand Scrubbys Vegetable Crisps.
Tara Mei - Tara has worked with over 800 food brands, supporting them through business bootcamps, speed mentoring sessions, networking nights and retail pop-ups. More recently she has launched Hot Cakes, a B2B procurement platform which aims to change the way independent shops work with independent producers.