Food and Drink Exportese - international business development in the food and drink sector, event management, training, company mentoring and business advisory work
The people behind Food and Drink Exportese

Elsa Fairbanks

Elsa Fairbanks

Over 30 years in international sales and marketing roles in the UK food industry more recently as a consultant for both public and private sector clients on business development projects. A strong advocate for ethical and fairtrade practices in global trading.

Expertise: The UK Food and Drink Sector, International retail and foodservice supply chains, Practical aspects of international trade, Working with national and regional UK public sector support organisations, Business support and mentoring with companies of all sizes, Training Workshops, Organisation of Trade Development Visits UK and worldwide.

Nicola Thomas

Nicola Thomas

I deliver strategic and "hands on" help to food and drink companies who want to build sustainable overseas sales and develop their export capabilities. I have particular experience in the international foodservice, catering, specialist retail and manufacturing sectors.

Expertise: Export audits; export strategy; export planning; creating and managing overseas distributor and agent networks; export risk management; export market research; export communications; export mentoring and coaching; developing export capabilities and competencies; international food and drink supply chains.

John Whitehead

John Whitehead

A lifetime of experience in the food industry and senior public sector roles. The Chair of the Sea Fish Industry Authority until December 2012, he is the former Managing Director of a substantial food manufacturing business. He has considerable experience in international business development having delivered support to companies & public bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland for the past 12 years.

Expertise: A wide knowledge of the seafood, red meat and bakery sectors. Past Chairman of the Seafish Industry Authority and a past Commissioner of the Meat and Livestock Commission. Business mentoring.

Sandra Sullivan

Sandra Sullivan

Over 20 years experience in exhibitions management, stand design and construction in the food and drink sector.

Expertise: Planning and implementation of trade fairs; design and management of regional group stands; British pavilion management; Meet the Buyer Events; Award Ceremonies, Management of hospitality functions from cocktail receptions to Banquets; Design and production of publicity brochures and catalogues.

 
The company was incorporated as a Private Company Limited by Shares in October, 2008.