Managing a Crisis – Insurance, Legal and PR Webinar

Aimed at food and drink producers who want to understand how to be proactive in managing a crisis and the steps to take when emergency strikes.

Our panel of experts will share their knowledge, experience and answer those all-important questions.

We will hear from:

Joe Peck, Development Leader at Marsh Commercial

Hannah Leese, Partner at Roythornes Solicitors

Liz Cartwright, MD at Cartwright Communications

Do you supply a retailer? Do you have a product recall policy in place?

Joe helps businesses consider the cost implications of a product recall and the subsequent interruption to business operation. After evaluating the risk to business revenue, he can then advise on suitable risk mitigation strategy and relevant insurance provision.

What are the legal implications from a product recall?

Hannah, who runs the Food Regulatory Team at Roythornes, will guide us through the detailed and complex world of regulations and key areas that need to be considered for food and drink producers.

Have you got a crisis communications policy in place? Have you looked at the scenarios that could affect your business?

Liz will share with us her experience of what can happen in a crisis and the important steps to take. She will share her top tips for dealing with the media both on and off line and the strategies that you should have in place within your business.


2pm – Welcome – Alex Bavin, Select Lincolnshire

2.05 – Joe Peck, Development Leader, Marsh Commercial
Product recalls and business impact

2:20 – Hannah Leese, Partner, Roythornes
Food regulations and the legal impact on businesses

2:40 – Liz Cartwright, MD, Cartwright Communications
Handling a crisis and the important steps to take now and key strategies for the future

3:05 – Q&A

3.30 – Close


About the speakers

Joe Peck, Development Leader, Marsh Commercial

Joe helps manufacturing businesses in the East Midlands evaluate their attitude to risk and decide what insurance is right for their business.

By starting with a strong understanding of the business, their vision and growth plans, Joe helps create a robust and resilient programme that manages risk and protects the business’s bottom line.

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Hannah Leese, Partner, Roythornes Solicitors

Hannah joined the Litigation team in 2019 as a dispute resolution solicitor, with a particular focus on the food sector.

Organisations involved in food production come up against a number of challenges that are unique to their sector. For over 15 years, Hannah has been guiding her specialist clients through the myriad of regulatory obligations they face under both European and domestic food legislation.

She advises in respect of any regulatory enforcement action by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Trading Standards and local councils. She regularly assists with criminal investigations, including attending at interviews under caution and defending criminal prosecutions in both Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.

Connect with Hannah on LinkedIn

Liz Cartwright,  MD at Cartwright Communications

Liz heads up the team and set up Cartwright Communications in 2006 after working as a journalist for more than 20 years on regional and national newspapers and magazines.

Liz’s PR experience spans a range of sectors including food and drink and hospitality and she has significant crisis communications and internal communications expertise. Cartwright Comms works with a number of food and FCMG organisations in Lincolnshire and across the country.

Connect with Liz on LinkedIn

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