Rising Star 2017

The food and drink community celebrated success on 21 September 2017 as the winners of the Food and Drink Federation Awards were announced.

David King, Bidfood

David King currently holds the position of Marketing Manager at Bidfood. David started working at Bidfood in May 2012 where he completed an Industrial Placement as a Marketing Executive. From day one David demonstrated a strong passion to deliver above and beyond expectations, and was invited back to the company for a full time role as Customer Marketing Executive.

David continued to excel at the company, who recognised his strong potential and promoted him to Marketing Manager, making him the company's youngest Marketing Manager. Since joining the company, David has created significant added value initiatives within the pubs, hospital and university sectors and has delivered crucial support to customers. The business has seen significant share growth in these sectors including a 24% growth in the university sector.

Some of David's other achievements include pioneering sector-specific prospect email campaigns resulting in business wins of over £250,000 within eight months. He also developed a new pubs strategy by conducting a full market report, segment analysis, customer profile, menu analysis and prospecting activity on the sector which is currently being executed. Finally, he has developed innovative recipe videos to inspire customers within the pub and university sectors in a way they hadn't seen before

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Last reviewed: 21 Sep 2016