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Webinar: SME and the Challenges of Covid-19


FREE event


Join us for this free virtual 60 minute 'round-table' discussion.

Chaired by Andy Weston-Webb (ex-CCO Nomad Foods/MD Birds Eye), we will be discussing how SMEs can navigate these extremely challenging times in the face of the Covid-19 global pandemic.

The team will offer valuable advice, insights and provocations for CEO's of consumer goods businesses during the current situation and into the immediate future.

Many SMEs will not have faced recession before, let alone the current combination of challenges, so please join us for what will be a very interesting and enlightening discussion. All attendees will have the opportunity to post questions.


Andy Weston-Webb (CHAIR)

SME NED and Board Advisor. Previously CCO of Nomad Europe and European President of Mars Chocolate

Anthony Fletcher

CEO at Graze.com

Jamie Mitchell

Founder of All Together*, previous CEO of Daylesford and MD at Innocent.

Bill Ronald

Non-Executive Chairman of Fever-Tree. Previously CEO of Uniq and Managing Director of Mars UK

James Averdieck

Entrepreneur in consumer brands. Founder and CEO of Gü - $50m business when James exited in 2010.

Founder and CEO of Coconut Collaborative - challenger brand in plant based yogurt and desserts in U.K. / USA / Germany / France. On a mission to convert dairy shoppers to the plant based world, with no taste sacrifice.

Ian Wright

Chief Executive of the Food and Drink Federation. Previously Corporate Relations Director at Diageo plc

* All Together is a pro bono coaching and advice service offering CEO to CEO support for businesses affected by COVID19. It connects experienced CEOs, founders and advisors with UK SME leaders across a variety of sectors in the hope of providing guidance, insights or just a sounding board through this challenging time. Originally just six founding advisors, including the founders of Innocent and the CEO of Rare Restaurants, All Together now has over 100 advisors supporting close to 100 businesses.


Please note upon registering for this webinar a link for the webinar will be sent separately from customercare@gotowebinar.com. Please add this email address to your safe sender list and ask your IT team to whitelist any emails coming from this email to ensure you receive the joining information.

If you have any queries then please email members.enquiries@fdf.org.uk

Organiser: Craig Hannington, 02074207126, craig.hannington@fdf.org.uk