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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Andy started his career in food when a side project, Snaffling Pig, went from kitchen table to nationally listed brand via a successful appearance on Dragons' Den. After leaving Snaffling Pig he decided sell his stake and to focus on plant based brands - he's currently partner and commercial director of Biff's Kitchen, which has gone from street food to be available in restaurants across the country via some major foodservice listings, in addition to their own outlets which includes a partnership with Brewdog. Aside from Biff's Andy is a NED, advisor and investor to a number of brands including OGGS and Olly's Olives. As a serial food focused entrepreneur, Andy will be talking through the lessons he's learnt, and how they might help turbo charge the growth of your own FMCG startup.
This dinner is perfect for…
Startup founders and management level at startups working FMCG startups and businesses. 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 email@example.com 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 leave with ideas and inspiration for your own FMCG business, as well as the opportunity to speak to Andy and others facing similar industry challenges and opportunities as you. Andy will be talking about:
✓ How to reach and scale your customer base.
✓ Taking your FMCG focused passion project national.
✓ How to turbo charge the growth of your FMCG startup.
✓ Key lessons learnt from Snaffling Pig, Biff's Kitchen, Olly's Olives and others.
✓ Trends that will impact on the FMCG sector in 2020 and beyond.
Who is Andy Allen?
Andy is an experienced food entrepreneur. After running an advertising agency, a food side project, Snaffling Pig, rapidly became an obsession and led to a complete change of career. The Snaffling Pig grew to a widely distributed brand with a successful appearance on Dragons' Den. Now with focus on plant based products, Andy is partner of leading vegan 'junk' brand Biff's Kitchen, NED for Olly's Olives and Spare Snacks, and an investor and advisor for OGGS and Humble Acre. He also sits on the executive committee of Arena, The Hospitality Network, and presents the Young Foodies 'Blue Plaster Podcast'.
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.
P.P.S. If your dog needs a sitter so you can come, Gudog is offering £10 off your first booking - Code TABLECROWD
If you book a place and then can't make it, please make sure you tell us. An empty place at the table with your name card is not a great start to dinner!
Andy is an experienced food entrepreneur who's had a more eventful journey than most. After running an advertising agency, a food side project rapidly became an obsession and led to a complete change of career. That side project was Snaffling Pig, which grew to a widely distributed brand via to a successful appearance on Dragons' Den.
After leaving Snaffling Pig, Andy decided to focus on plant based products. He's currently partner of leading vegan 'junk' brand Biff's Kitchen, NED for Olly's Olives and Spare Snacks, and an investor and advisor for OGGS and Humble Acre. He also sits on the executive committee of Arena, The Hospitality Network, and presents the Young Foodies 'Blue Plaster Podcast'.
In Andy’s role at Snaffling Pig, that straddled CMO and Creative Director, he led all creative output for the brand from scratch, creating a brand that breathed life into what was a forgotten category. Andy or the team won awards such as Winner Virgin Foodpreneur 2017, Thames Valley Game Changer 2017, #55 in StartUp100s, Top 10 in Food, Awarded 9 Great Taste Awards and the winner of Buckinghamshire's Best New Business 2016.
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