David Young

David Young

Food Consultant

"David started his food and drink career with Sainsbury over 25 years ago, responsible for buying perishable foods, establishing strong relationships and dynamic sales growth, wanting a breadth of experience he moved to Booker where he was responsible for buying and innovation for fast moving chilled foods and the operational disciplines that go with this... read more"

David Young Biography

David started his food and drink career with Sainsbury over 25 years ago, responsible for buying perishable foods, establishing strong relationships and dynamic sales growth, wanting a breadth of experience he moved to Booker where he was responsible for buying and innovation for fast moving chilled foods and the operational disciplines that go with this. Headhunted by the Cooperative to set up the team that created co-operative UK was his last major buying role leaving there as Head of Buying Fruit, Vegetables and Horticulture. Moving to the other side of the desk and able to use his natural creativity David took on Senior Sales and Marketing roles with The Cheese Company, Parmalat, amelca and McCambridge Ltd establishing success in growing both brands and Private Label with all the major UK multiples, Foodservice, Wholesale and Export.

In the last 2 Years David has concentrated on using this wealth of experience in developing, coaching and helping smaller businesses in the Food and Drink sector to get started, find their focus, develop new ideas, strengthen their relationships and grow profitably.

"...Once I met David he showed me how to present my products, helped me with negotiation with my contract manufacturer and with my customers..."

Island Cuisine