Living in the Forest of Dean, John is a keen mountain bike rider (faller offer) sustaining many injuries (mainly to his pride). John is still involved in other food and drink businesses and mentoring through the Gloucester LEP, he also has two grown up children.
From farm to fork. John has worked at every stage of the supply chain. He studied agriculture at college but then went on to do post graduate marketing, and a Masters in Business Administration with the emphasis on advanced corporate finance, eCommerce, economics etc. As a former marketing director and managing director of food businesses, John has also started several businesses and sold some too. He has also consulted for Defra, HMRC and many food and drink companies.
Having worked on the Investor Ready Programme as a consultant, John joined the SSU Cluster as lead when it officially started in January. 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.
YOU HAVE AN UNLIMITED SUPPLY OF ONE THING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT IS IT?
HEALTH AND HUMOUR