From Farmers Market to Export Market Webinar

A FREE webinar to help your business start its export journey to success, with a focus on the opportunities in United Arab Emirates.

We will hear from Amanda Stansfield, Managing Director of multi award-winning Granny Gothards Ice Cream and PROice Products who will share her fascinating journey from when she bought the business in 2012 to today, where their international sales now account for more than 60% of the business.

This growth and approach to artisanal food production has led to numerous awards, including Best Ice Cream Product of the Year (Taste of the West Awards) Manufacture of the Year (Somerset Business Awards), Best Food Product (Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards) and a Board of Trade Award in 2018.

We will also be joined by Adil Khan, Trade Advisor and part of the Department for International Trade in the UAE based at the British Embassy in Dubai and Julia Seary, Partner from Roythornes Solicitors.

By attending you will:

– Understand the route to export retold through the eyes of a producer

– Gain an overview of the UAE food and beverage sector, market opportunities and trends

– Understand the business culture in the region and how to build relationships

– Learn key matters to consider before starting your exporting journey, and main challenges to be aware of when doing business in the UAE

– Understand the legal aspects of overseas trading agreements

– Learn next steps and opportunities for engagement

About Amanda Stansfield, Managing Director of Granny Gothards

Granny Gothards is an Artisan Ice cream and Sorbet maker in the South West that continues to go from strength to strength with the inspiring Amanda Stansfield at the helm; substantially increasing their exports to a number of different countries.

Granny Gothards came up as a potential business venture in 2012 (at that point supplying Ice Cream to 4-5 restaurants locally) and through thorough research and a solid plan, they established that their customer base is high-end restaurants.

Due to sales of ice cream taking a hit with the shift of the weather during autumn and winter, Amanda started thinking about exporting, particularly Dubai. There are 365 days of sunshine, high net worth individuals and a huge ex-pat community.

The rest, as they say, is history. Hear more about Amanda’s journey during this free webinar!

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About Julia Seary, Partner at Roythornes

Julia is a corporate and commercial lawyer who joined Roythornes in 2014, having worked in industry as a General Counsel, leading legal teams for both a large international travel retail PLC and a European privately owned financial services business.

She has expertise in dealing with a broad range of corporate and commercial issues, including drafting and negotiating contracts, advising on consumer protection and GDPR issues, and advising in relation to franchises, and agency and distribution agreements for businesses looking to broaden their markets.

Julia also has experience in transactional work, including mergers, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

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About Adil Khan, Trade & Investment Adviser, DIT UAE

Adil Khan works for the Department for International Trade (DIT) and is based at the British Embassy in Dubai. He leads on the Agri-Tech and consumer sectors (food & drink, retail and Ecommerce) for the UAE since April 2018.

Adil is responsible for managing the UAE Food & Drink Campaign and works closely with DIT HQ London, DIT regional offices across England, DEFRA, relevant trade associations such as AHDB, FDEA and FDF, certification bodies such as HFA and with the Devolved Administrations to provide support to UK companies wanting to do business in the UAE. Adil also provides support, advice and guidance about market barriers that affect export of food & drink products from the UK to the UAE.


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