Top Entrepreneurs At New UK Forum
A new event for UK food and drink industry entrepreneurs will take place in London on 27th November 2008. The conference is aimed at directors and management teams seeking to expand their businesses. It will bring brand owners and manufacturers together with retailers, analysts and finance providers looking for the next big thing.
Organised by leading food and drink consultancy Zenith International, the UK Food and Drink Entrepreneur Forum will provide a unique opportunity to hear from and meet the individuals behind some of the biggest industry success stories of the past few years. The programme opens with addresses from Andrew Cawthray, Founder of Macaw Soft Drinks, which was sold to Cott Corporation for Â£76 million in 2005, and Mark Palmer, Global Brand Director of Green & Blackâ€™s, during whose tenure sales have risen from Â£4 million to Â£60 million.
Other speakers and panellists include Ben Cull from Yeo Valley Organic, Oliver Wyncoll from Langholm Capital which recently acquired Tyrrells, Richard Reed, Co-founder of Innocent Drinks, and Peter Farquhar of Dorset Cereals.
Delegates will be able to question these and other industry experts. There will also be a â€˜Lionâ€™s denâ€™ retailer panel of buyers for start-up companies to pitch and receive feedback on their new product ideas. Other features include practical briefings from Zenith on business growth strategies and on securing finance.
â€œDespite increasingly challenging economic conditions, many small and medium sized food and drink companies are successfully developing innovative products that tap into some or all of todayâ€™s new brand values such as convenience, health, provenance and the environment,â€ commented Zenith Chairman Richard Hall. â€œThe task for entrepreneurs is how to take their business to the next level - this forum aims to provide both inspiration and practical advice.â€
For full programme details and to book online, please visit www.zenithinternational.com/events
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For further information, please contact:
Isabel Lightfoot, Events Director, Zenith International Ltd
7 Kingsmead Square w Bath BA1 2AB w United Kingdom
t +44 (0)1225 327900 w f +44 (0)1225 327901 w zenithinternational.com