Susan Elliott 
VitalSix Ltd 
0118 935 7369


Wednesday 15 March 2017 from 5pm to 8pm with time for networking


Science & Technology Centre 
University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road, Reading, RG6 6BZ

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Food and wine in the UK: insights in to building a successful business


Thames Valley Life Sciences Network - industry briefing and networking event

Please register now for this event that is free of charge to attend

The UK is renowned for its excellent food and drink and we have an established reputation for quality, reliability and transparency. Hear from a panel of experienced business people and join the discussion with the panel and your industry peers.

Keynote Speakers

Crossing the chasm | Lisa Martin was a senior director at Delice de France before starting Taste Direct a few years ago. Lisa will share some insights about her journey so far in developing the brand for food service and retail. A recent step change in ambition has demanded a different approach to take Taste Direct to mainstream markets.

The power of marketing: its role in buiding a successful business | Roddy Kane of Roddy Kane Marketing Consultancy was one of the marketers who helped grow the Australian wine business in the UK from 6% to 23% over some 10 years. Roddy will provide some insights into wine marketing in particular and marketing products and services in general.

It's all in the brewing: Derek Prentice is Head Brewer at Wimbledon Brewery. He has enjoyed a long career in brewing and has brewed some reat beers with a number of famous London breweries including Truman's, Young's and Fullers. Derek will share his experiences in the competitive world of brewing and distilling. 


VitalSix and Acumentia work together to provide the opportunity for businesses, academics and researchers to learn more about the challenges faced with bringing new research and technologies to market in the food & life sciences industry.


Roddy Kane: The power of marketing - its role in building a successful business