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Sales Directors' Forum: Bidfood and Groceries Code Adjudicator



Non Member £195.00

All prices exclude VAT.


Sales Directors’ Forum

In the first of our Sales Directors’ Forums for 2020 we’ll be joined by guest speaker Andy Kemp, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Bidfood and Christine Tacon, CBE, Groceries Code Adjudicator. 

We’ll hear about Bidfood and the GCA's plans and priorities for the forthcoming year and current strategic plans.

Our Sales Directors’ Forums are a powerful forum bringing together the Sales Directors in our membership with leading retail figures for a regular exchange of views and debate.


**Small Business rate £150 -  please get in touch with claire.conquest@fdf.org.uk to secure your place



Andy Kemp

One of the best-known and most-respected faces in the Hospitality Industry, there aren’t many individuals that can compete with Andy Kemp’s repertoire of experience in Foodservice.  

An experienced marketer and sales director, Andy’s career has seen him launch or relaunch many of the consumers favourite brands here in the UK, and become an ambassador for Hospitality both inside Bidfood and outside – promoting the Industry as a whole to international audiences.

Andy is known to many across the Foodservice sector not just for his role as Group Sales and Marketing Director of Bidfood, but for his voluntary and charity work where he works tirelessly with the Industry’s two charities; Springboard and Hospitality Action (as well as many other charitable organizations’), focusing his energy around key issues such as holiday hunger, nutrition in youth as well as generation Y skills, future talent, careers and mentoring. 


Christine Tacon

Christine Tacon has been the Groceries Code Adjudicator since 2013, regulating the UK’s largest grocery retailers in the way they treat their suppliers. She is working to achieve behaviour change and a more equitable relationship between retailers and suppliers through persuasion and the promotion of good practices.   


Christine is also a non-executive director of the AF Group and Chair of MDS Limited, a training provider for graduates in the fresh food and produce industry. Her professional background is as a Chartered Engineer with 12 years’ experience in sales and marketing. For 11 years she ran the largest farming business in the UK. She was awarded a CBE for services to agriculture in 2004.


Organiser: Claire Conquest, 020 7420 7105, claire.conquest@fdf.org.uk