Nicola Thomas

Director, Food & Drink Exportese and Food & Drink Exporters Association (FDEA)

I am passionate about helping UK food and drink manufacturers to build sustainable and profitable sales overseas: I work with business owners and management teams to tackle the “pain points” they encounter as they develop their exports, including finding and managing best-fit in-market partners, optimizing limited human and financial resources and getting set up internally.

As a languages graduate wanting to combine a love of travel and eating, I have spent my career building international sales networks across a wide range of product categories including dairy, snacks, fresh & frozen food. For the last 10 years I have been an industry coach, mentor and trainer, supporting manufacturers with developing and implementing their export plans and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in overseas markets.

I am a Director of Food & Drink Exportese which also manages the UK Food & Drink Exporters Association. We deliver practical support programmes for new and experienced exporters, including strategy and skills workshops, overseas trade missions, meet the buyer events and international market development projects.

www.foodanddrinkexportese.co.uk
www.ukfdea.com

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