Action on Food Waste: FareShare and Princes

09 March 2022

Join the Food and Drink Federation for Food Waste Action Week, where Ashley Davies, Commercial Manager from FareShare and David McDiarmid, Corporate Relations Director at Princes Limited will demonstrate how FareShare helps food manufacturers to reduce their food waste.

FareShare works to fight food poverty by tackling food waste. They take surplus edible food from the food and drink industry and redistribute it to organisations that feed people in need, turning an environmental problem into a social solution.

Come along to our webinar to hear more about what FareShare does, and some examples of how collaborating with FareShare has helped Princes to redistribute their surplus.


This webinar may be particularly engaging to those working in food manufacturing who want to reduce their food waste


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Chair: Natalie Verner

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Natalie Verner is Senior Sustainability and Environmental Policy Executive at the Food and Drink Federation, the trade association of UK food and drink manufacturers. She is responsible for driving the Food and Drink Federation's efforts to build momentum and progress in the environmental and wider sustainability and Net Zero agendas. This includes managing FDF's Environmental Sustainability Committee, implementing and delivering FDF's Ambition 2025 programme, and supporting in developing FDF's Net Zero Programme.

Prior to joining FDF’s sustainability team earlier this year, Natalie worked in food manufacturing, international government departments, trade associations, surplus food redistribution volunteering, and she has a Masters degree in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture.


FareShare: Ashley Davies


Prior to joining FS in 2014, Ashley worked for almost five years in corporate fundraising for Comic Relief and managed the Red Nose Day / Sport Relief campaigns with partners including Kelloggs, Walkers Crisps, Fairtrade partners and Barclays.  Prior to switching to the third sector he held customer facing roles at Tetley (Tata Beverages), Johnson & Johnson (McNeil Nutritionals) and RHM (Hovis) managing customers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

At FareShare, he has responsibility for ambient grocery and bakery food acquisition and prior to that managed the charity’s relationship with Tesco.

Finally, only because David is joining us, Ashley is also a Liverpool fan and took his nine year old son to his first game at Anfield on Saturday.


Princes: David McDiarmid

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David McDiarmid held a number of commercial roles in the food industry before joining Princes in 2007 as a senior sales manager, responsible for branded and own label food and drink business with a number of major UK retailers.

David moved to the Corporate Relations function in 2012 reflecting his personal interests in communications, media, government and sustainability.

As Corporate Relations Director since 2017, he is responsible for external communications, corporate affairs and corporate responsibility for the Princes Group around the world.

He represents Princes with multiple external stakeholders, including media, customers, trade bodies, government and NGOs and has publicly spoken at a number of events on topics relating to the Princes Group or its sustainability work.

At home on the Merseyside coast, David is a lifelong Liverpool FC fan, father of two teenagers and the obligatory lock down dog, and an erratic but enthusiastic golfer and tennis player.

Action on Food Waste: FareShare and Princes