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1:1 APPOINTMENTS

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Are you considering sourcing investment for your food or drink business?

To explore what solutions may be available, pre-book your free 1:1 appointments with the experts below. 

 

Online appointment booking is now closed. If you would like to book a 1:1 appointment please see Sam on the registration desk at the conference. 

 

 

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DONAGH
KENNY

HSBC
 

Donagh has over 30 years of banking experience and provides funding solutions to support new and existing clients deliver their ambitions. HSBC has a wide product offering providing end to end working capital, term, Treasury and Trade facilities. Donagh is a Sustainability Ambassador for HSBC assisting her clients transition to Net Zero.

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Alun
Lewis

Investor
Ready

Alun is a Chartered Management Accountant. He has over 30 years’ experience in finance from hands on operation of financial systems to financial directorship of Redrow PLC, a FTSE 250 company, and management of subsidiary companies. For the past fifteen years, he has been working with start-ups and SMEs providing strategic business advice, furnishing business plans, modelling financial projections and providing a range of financial and business services.

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DAVID
WILLIAMS

LLOYDS
BANK

David has been in commercial banking for the last 12 years where he has specialised in the Manufacturing sector for the past 8 years. He supports SME businesses covering the whole of South Wales. He is interested in supporting existing and acquiring new businesses to help with their growth plans.

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NATASHA
HOPKINS

NATWEST
 

As a Relationship Bank in a Digital World, we are proud to be supporting the F&B sector as we recognise the importance of the sector to the Welsh economy.  Our purpose is to champion businesses, help them innovate, widen their connectivity and ultimately grow creating long term prosperity for Wales.

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PETE
ROBERTSON

FDF CYMRU /
AMRC CYMRU

Explore how working  with FDF and AMRC Cymru on food and drink packaging projects can  support decarbonisation, improve productivity, reduce waste, grasp production data or de-risk investment decisions by harnessing Industry 4.0 technology.

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Matt
rose

BARCLAYS
 

Barclays is a British Universal Bank with over 325 years of history and expertise in Banking, and operate in over 40 countries. Barclays moves, lends, invests & protects money for our customers and clients worldwide. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the word as well as a top tier global corporate and investment bank. 

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NICK
STORK

DEVELOPMENT
BANK OF WALES

Bio coming soon...

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IAN
ADAMS

BATHGATE
FINANCE

Ian has worked in the finance industry for 35 years, specialising in invoice finance, international trade and commercial banking. He has worked in both corporate and consumer-facing roles and looked after businesses with up to £25 million turnover.

 

He joined Bathgate Business Finance in 2014, bringing not only his professional expertise but also his experience in building and nurturing relationships with banks, accountants and other professionals. 

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JOHN
TAYLERSON

SUSTAINABLE
SCALE UP CLUSTER

 John joined the SSU Cluster as lead when it launched in January 2021. John still does some work on Investor Ready having facilitated raising finance and assisting turnarounds for food and drink businesses. John is a Chartered Marketer, a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Marketing as well as being HACCP and Food Safety Level Three trained. John is a practical and experienced manager of food and drink business.

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TIM
SHEARS

BLACK & WHITE
FINANCE

 

Coming from the food industry himself, Tim understands your projects and how to finance them. His background is Director of Whitworths and Northern Foods, not from a bank. He speaks your language, and now theirs, making finance easier to get.

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ANDREW
Williams


SANTANDER
 

Andrew has worked in the banking industry for 35 years, where his experience spans many sectors, but has specialised in the food and drink arena over the last 10 years. He joined Santander Corporate 8 years ago and is currently Head of Food & Drink Sector across the UK, assisting clients with domestic and international growth.