We're thrilled to announce that Andrew Selley, CEO, Bidcorp UK and Robin Rowland OBE, Operating Partner, TriSpan will be speaking at Arena’s ‘Future of Eating Out’ event on Friday 15 July 2022 at The Rosewood London.
This week a survey from UKHospitality and BBPA showed that only one third of hospitality operators are currently generating a profit. As part of our session looking at ‘Preserving Customer Value in times of High Inflation’, David Read, Chairman, Prestige Purchasing will be asking Andrew and Robin what major structural changes may be required in the foodservice and hospitality sector and how can operators work with their supply chain to deliver affordability for the diner, whilst radically improving profitability.
Given both Robin and Andrew’s experience in the sector, this will be a fascinating and informative discussion. Whether you are a hospitality supplier or operator, attending this event will equip you with the knowledge to help better understand the current financial challenges affecting the supply chain and offer potential solutions.
Robin spent 35 years in the restaurant / F&B sectors where he held several senior management roles. From joining Whitbread PLC in 1984, Robin has developed and led multiple pub and restaurant brands with leading UK hospitality sector PLC’s including Scottish & Newcastle and The Restaurant Group before joining Yo! Sushi in 1999. Over 18 years, Robin built Yo! Sushi from 3 to over 100 restaurants both in the UK and US. He has won several awards and in 2016 received his OBE for outstanding services to hospitality. As well as Operating Partner at TriSpan, Robin also serves as a Non-Exec Director at Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC, Caffe Nero and UKHospitality.
Andrew has spent 23 years with Bidcorp primarily developing the Food Logistics business in the UK, as well as businesses in Turkey, the Middle East, the Baltics and Spain. He became CEO of Bidfood in 2014, and sits on the global leadership Foodservice Group within Bidcorp, Bidfood’s parent company. Bidcorp has a shared focus on service excellence, sustainability, food innovation and delivering great value. Andrew was also appointed Chairman of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors in January 2017, handing over the role at the end of 2019. Prior to joining Bidfood Andrew’s career began at Coca-Cola Enterprises, where he worked his ay up from Graduate Trainee to Trading Director of the wholesale division.
What Else is on the Agenda?
Robin and Andrew join our fabulous speaker line-up below who will be discussing The Future of Eating Out in a panel discussion.
Plus there is also a drinks and canapé reception and wonderful three-course lunch with wine to enjoy whilst catching up with industry friends and colleagues face to face to build the relationships that will lead to sustainable growth for your businesses moving forward.
We look forward to seeing you there!