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Check out the NPD sessions recorded live at IFE Manufacturing, part of Food, Drink & Hospitality Week 2024. Get the latest NPD insights and advice from Curious to Clear, Turning The Page, Fusion For Growth, How Many Beans?, Shed Food Group Ltd, and many more.

The Four Killer Components To Making Your Brand A Success

You have a great product, and think you've got what it takes to go on and achieve ground-breaking success. Right? Well maybe… This panel discussion talked about the magic ingredients proven to quickly scale up your brand. Hear from some of the industry’s leading experts on the four components for achieving impressive growth; insight, brand positioning, marketing, and communications. Debate, opinion and challenge guaranteed!


  • Brett Goldhawk, Founder - DesignHawk


  • Gareth Turner, Founder - Big Black Door
  • Isabel Lydall, Founder and Insight Director - Curious to Clear
  • Richard Medley, Founder - Turning The Page

You can also check out the summary of the discussion put together by the speakers here

Honesty From Those Who Have Failed

Gain invaluable insights from brand owners as they candidly share their experiences. Learn from their mistakes, hindsight, and reflections on what they would do differently. Discover key lessons to adhere to, honest accounts of failure, and the resilience that propelled them to successful comebacks. An unmissable session on navigating the entrepreneurial journey.


  • Stephen Minall, Founder - FDReviews


  • Daniela Busseni, Director - Fusion For Growth
  • Dan Barron, Non Executive Director - Just So Care Ltd
  • Bruce Isaacs, Partner - Hospitality Management Solutions
  • Tim Davies, Founder & CEO - DuelFuel


Efficiency In Food & Drink Development: Expert Tips For Success

Join the first session of a duo of back to back panels analysing and dissecting the entire NPD journey. Kicking off proceedings with a panel discussion on navigating challenges in food development, speakers will look at how best to overcome these issues whilst aiming for efficiency within time and budget constraints. Gain valuable insights and advice from experts, equipping entrepreneurs and NPD professionals with the tools for success in the competitive landscape of F&B innovation.


  • Ruth Dolby, Director - Food Science Fusion


  • Ian Meadows, Co-founder and Bean Grower - How Many Beans?
  • Genna Freeman-Dennis, Application Specialist - Healy Group
  • Tom Whitley, Director - 9 Meals From Anarchy


How Many Beans? have created a top 10 checklist for food and drink brands to assess their launch readiness. You can download the checklist on their website here

Efficiency In Food And Drink Collaboration: Working With Contract Packers And Manufacturers

In this second part of our NPD advice double panel discussion, dive into the intricacies of collaborating with contract packers and manufacturers in food and drink production. Our panel will explore effective strategies, offering practical insights for seamless partnerships, ensuring success in the dynamic landscape of manufacturing. Learn how to approach distributors with advice from those in the know.


  • Emma Verkaik, CEO - BCMPA


  • Nick Henson, Food Product Development Consultant
  • Olly Reynalds, CEO - Shed Food Group Ltd
  • Scott Stripp, Head of Business Development & Supply Chain - RAIN Nutrience Ltd


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