Scott Winston Fine Food

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Say hello to:
Scott Winston Fine Food

Industry:
Food & Drink

Founded by:
Scott Winston

Back in:
01/11/2016

You can find us at:
9 Lambourne Place, ME8 7PW
London
United Kingdom

Or visit us at:
http://scottwinstonfinefood.com/

Tell us your business story to date...

I started my career at Harvey Nichols Foodhall, 20 years ago.  Back in the day the Foodhall was brand new and such an exciting place to be.  I was working on the shop floor and immediately fell in love with the products, the people and the place.  The chance to bring new and interesting foods from around the world to market really captured my imagination, it gave me a career focus for the first time.  I moved from the floor into buying as a clerk and within a few years was buying for most of the grocery catalogue as well as developing the own brand range and working on the hamper campaign.  I was eventually head-hunted by Harrods, which felt like a natural progression at the time and worked on their seasonal own brand offers as well as category focus on tea and coffee. I rounded off my career at Harrods buying fresh categories with focus on the restaurant purchasing as well as the iconic Foodhalls.  Most recently I have been working at Selfridges as Grocery Buyer.  I have been a Selfridges Foodhall fan for many years, so was thrilled to be able to spend time working with the team there.  But now it’s time for me to try something new! I have very recently set up my consultancy business to help new brands round-off their products or penetrate the market - converting great products into great sales number.

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What can we look forward to seeing from you?

I'm already associating myself with some amazing new brands and products which are either soon to launch or just about hitting the market. I look forward to seeing these brands establish themselves and develop their own loyal followers out there in the market place. The brands are very varied, which keeps the work interesting and inspiring.

How will your business change the world?

I hope my impact will be to give great, new, dynamic and on-trend food products to consumers who are really going to understand and most importantly enjoy them, benefitting not only them, but also the producers I am working with,

Tell us about your products/services in more detail...

My diverse category and project experience has allowed me to build up a unique skillset, I want to channel this to help new to market brands...
Product & Packaging Development
Food Safety & Labelling Compliance
Product Placement & Buyer Introductions
Profit & Loss, Business Modelling and Special Projects
PR & Marketing Expertise

Is there anything you can offer to help other startup businesses?

I draw from my 20 years experience in luxury food retail management, product development and purchasing to help new to market and startup businesses maximise there potential.
As a key member of the buying and retail teams at  Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Selfridges, I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge enabling me to provide short or long-term project management services, including…
Product & Packaging Development
Food Safety & Labelling Compliance
Product Placement & Buyer Introductions
Profit & Loss, Business Modelling and Special Projects
PR & Marketing Expertise

Is there any help that are you looking for?

My focus at the moment is to explore how I can best apply my skillset. From that point of view I am prepared to be very broad minded in terms of what a business collaboration or partnership might look like.