WEBINAR: Rising Above: Squeezing new life out of your business in a world of chaos
Thursday 14 May, 14:00
What do you do when your core business collapses overnight as a result of a global pandemic? Sit and ride it out or look for new opportunities to ensure the survival of your business?
Entrepreneurs Dan from Dalston’s Soda and Jeremy from Raise Bakery are not ones to sit around and immediately jumped to the challenge of ways to pivot their businesses to look for opportunities on a world of chaos.
During this session Dan and Jeremy will be revealing what actions they took in the face of adversity and uncertainty.
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Founder and Managing Director
Dan has been involved with food and drink brands for 18 years. In that time he’s worked for Pete & Johnny Smoothies, helping to pioneer the smoothie category. Then Green & Black’s chocolate, where the brand carved out a niche for premium dark chocolate, building sales from £3M – £30M before it’s successful exit to Cadbury. Dan then jumped into the mighty Cadbury business to head up national accounts, before taking his first director role at Cawston Press, where he was instrumental in putting the brand on the map and building sales from sub £1M to £10M within a four-year period.
Over the past four years Dan has helped pioneer the craft soda revolution by co-founding Dalston’s Soda Co with his business partner Duncan. The brand has grown from hand making everything in a converted East London rail-archway, to now being one of the fastest growing soft drink brands in the UK – selling over 7 million drinks since the launch of the re-branded cans just two years ago. The brand is on a mission to make the tastiest, natural, lower calorie sodas and seltzers on the planet.
Jeremy has extensive experience in digital marketing and customer service from his career working in multiple international media agencies working with a number of blue chip clients including Lloyds TSB, BMW, Toyota, Open University and Waitrose. He left the world of digital to start his own business and set up Raise Bakery.
Raise Bakery started 2009 years ago as a kitchen table business for his Mum. Fast forward 11 years they’ve served 4 million cupcakes onboard Virgin Atlantic flights, setup their own production facility and starred on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, airing globally. Raise Bakery in on a mission to be the planet’s best loved bakery, one that gives back more than it takes from its environment, people and community. They do that by being a template for excellence in food manufacturing by interrupting business as usual.