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April
11
Tuesday
6:45pm
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Dine with Will King, Founder of King of Shaves: getting your brand stocked in Tesco, Boots, Waitrose & more

at dim t, Charlotte Street (map)

Who's coming

  • Will

    Founder, The King of Shaves Company Ltd.

  • Violeta

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

Venue

dim t

32 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NQ
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Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Will King is the founder of King of Shaves, created in 1993 in Will’s kitchen and now firmly established as a leading challenger brand in the UK. King of Shaves products are stocked throughout the UK, they’ve scaled internationally into the US market, and operate in several other countries including Australia and New Zealand. Will is going to talk about how King of Shaves took on the big retail players and how they then scaled internationally.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners and CEOs wanting to get their product into retail.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at hello@tablecrowd.com to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you.

The dinner conversation will be…
Will is passionate about support and driving entrepreneurship in the UK. With hands on experience in challenging the status quo and launching innovative retail products to market, Will is perfectly placed to talk about:
✓ Cracking retail and key lessons learnt along the way.
✓ Creating a stand out brand with a strong brand message.
✓ How to sell your product into supermarkets and suppliers.
✓ Product development and why innovation matters.
Will is perfectly placed to speak about creating a retail product and brand from scratch. He has learnt invaluable lessons along the way, which he is happy to pass on and alongside the chance to speak with Will you will have the opportunity to chat to your fellow business peers informally over dinner.

Who is Will King?
Following redundancy from his job in marketing, Will founded King of Shaves – a company which was seen as the cool, challenger brand to the established duo of Gillette & Wilkinson Sword. Will King initially used his kitchen as his base, had £15k of seed capital and even once stood at Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park, with a loudspeaker to sell his products. Will is not averse to taking brave and innovative business decisions and this mindset lead King of Shaves to become a major retail player in the UK and Internationally.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant crowd.

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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.

Following redundancy from his job in marketing, Will founded King of Shaves – a company which was seen as the cool, challenger brand to the established duo of Gillette & Wilkinson Sword. Will King initially used his kitchen as his base, had £15k of seed capital and even once stood at Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park, with an accompanying loudspeaker to sell his products. Will is not averse to taking brave and innovative business decisions and this mindset lead King of Shaves to become a major retail player in the UK and Internationally.

Will now remains on the King of Shaves board in a non-executive capacity, is a entrepreneur in residence at various operations, and is a seasoned speaker, focusing on topics around startups, inspiration and business growth.

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

Two course dinner with wine or soft drinks.

STARTER PLATTERS TO SHARE

Chicken Wings
Vegetable Spring Rolls
Five Spiced Squid
Chicken Satay
Dim Sum Selection

MAIN COURSES

Chicken Katsu Curry - Chicken breast covered in honey breadcrumbs served with a mild curry sauce

Crispy Thai Fish - Crispy fried cod fillets with pak choi and homemade sauce

Sichuan Kung Pao Chicken or Tofu - Tender pieces of chicken or tofu mixed with vegetables stir fried in our own special kung pao sauce

Malaysian Butternut Squash Curry - Butternut squash with green beans and aubergine in a creamy yellow curry sauce

All main courses are served with fragrant jasmine rice

You will be welcomed through the door by one of the TableCrowd hosting team.

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