David Young, David Young Consulting UK
25 Years + on both sides of the desk within Food and Drink with buying roles in Sainsbury, Booker, and Head of buying Coop combined with successfully growing branded and private label in sales & marketing, NPD and supply routes (including export) with new, small, medium and large manufacturers.
Last 6 years I have been using all this experience, a long list of contacts across retail, boutique, foodservice and export with proven models to get product listed in the right places, (at the right time) match up the best and most efficient operational capacity to maximise margin, sustainability, growth and relationships. Then make sure the £ plan is robust and matches growth, sales and infrastructure.
I also work with DIT (UKTI) Growth Hub and Food Matters on advising import/export, newer businesses avoid expensive mistakes.