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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Thomas Lock is founder and Managing Director of Awfully Posh Brands, a FMCG snacks company. Since humble beginnings in 2013, their mission has been to create the tastiest snacks money can buy, with their products now found in supermarkets, pubs and independent shops across the world. Using crowdfunding to develop new exciting product ranges, they have now sold more than 5m bags of snacks to date and are stocked in ASDA, Tesco, Waitrose, Costco, Amazon, Wholefoods Market and more! Thomas will be sharing all on getting FMCG products stocked in key stores!
This dinner is perfect for…
Startup founders and management level at startups working for food and consumer brands. This dinner is open to a limited number of service providers / advisors (unless a TableCrowd partner). Please see the details under the 'Join this table' button.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!
The dinner conversation will be…
Expect to hear from Thomas on how and why a national supermarket will want to stock your products. You’ll leave with ideas and inspiration for your own business, as well as having the opportunity to speak to others facing similar industry challenges and opportunities as you. Thomas will be talking about:
✓ Key experiences and lessons learnt starting a food business.
✓ Spotting gaps in the FMCG market and creating and developing brands to fill those gaps!
✓ Getting your FMCG product stocked in ASDA, Tesco, Waitrose Amazon and more.
✓ Crowdfunding to scale existing products and to develop new exciting product ranges.
Who is Thomas Lock?
Thomas Lock is founder and MD of Awfully Posh (AP) Brands, a FMCG snacks company. Accredited by the Daily Telegraph as “the man who made pork scratchings posh”, Tom started making pork scratchings in his mum's kitchen and selling them from the boot of his car and in the same year launched his pork scratching brand, Awfully Posh! Tom quickly launched a further three snacks brands, The British Crisp Co., The British Popcorn Co., and Create A Crisp, selling a total of over 5 million bags to date!
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or 2 soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd. This is a dinner, not a dropin event, so we ask that guests turn up on time and don’t leave until after the Q&A.
P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.
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Thomas Lock is the founder and Managing Director of Awfully Posh (AP) Brands, a FMCG snacks company. Accredited by the Daily Telegraph as “the man who made pork scratchings posh”, Tom started making pork scratchings in his mum's kitchen and selling them from the boot of his car and in the same year launched his pork scratching brand, Awfully Posh!
Tom quickly launched a further three snacks brands, The British Crisp Co., The British Popcorn Co., and Create A Crisp, selling a total of over 5 million bags to date! AP Brands’ snacks are now stocked in retail giants such as ASDA, Tesco, Waitrose, Amazon & Wholefoods Market.
They previously raised a total of £489,000 from 638 investors from an equity crowdfunding round and are currently in the process of raising again!
One of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you.
Our Food & Drink Ambassador is Rob Ward, founder of the Grocery Accelerator - the place where investors and trade buyers meet high potential, early stage food & dink brands.
For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at email@example.com.