“Lessons from failure and two successful exits” – Keynote Presentation with John Stapleton

“Lessons from failure and two successful exits” – Keynote Presentation with John Stapleton
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Date(s) - 24/05/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Park Plaza County Hall Hotel



Join us on Thursday, 24th May to hear a keynote presentation from serial entrepreneur, John Stapleton.

Venue: The County Hall Park Plaza Hotel, 1 Addington St, London, SE1 7RY,, United Kingdom.

“Lessons from failure and two successful exits”

John Stapleton has been involved in the set up and running of multiple successful companies in the Food & Beverage Sector.

This event is open to IIBN Members & Non members. Contact us if you require the members discount code at alison@iibn.com

Registration begins at 6pm for a 6:30 pm event start.

Registration available here.

Thank you to Dorsey & Whitney Llp for sponsoring this event.

Members should contact alison@iibn.com for member discount codes.


John Stapleton is an entrepreneur, business leader, CEO & Non-Executive Director with over 25 years’ experience in creating and building consumer brands in the FMCG sector in both the UK and the USA. A founder of three start-ups, John is an expert at developing new and innovative consumer-focused products & categories and has wide-ranging experience in operational management and strategic leadership roles.

Currently, John actively manages a Non-Executive Director portfolio and consults to the food and beverage industry, providing business advice, guidance, coaching and mentoring to both early-stage and developed growth-phase businesses. John leverages his over 25 years’ experience in starting and growing his businesses to assist other organisations deliver their growth aspirations.

John co-founded the New Covent Garden Soup Co Ltd in 1987, which pioneered and established the fresh soup category in the UK. In 1998 he moved to San Francisco, where he co-founded Glencoe Inc., bringing the fresh soup concept to the United States.

On returning to live in Europe in 2003, John established a consumer food consultancy and has worked with a number of varied clients across the FMCG sector in the UK and central Europe. He has worked with a wide range of companies including both large corporations and numerous start-up and growth-phase businesses.

In 2005, John co-founded Little Dish which supplies fresh, natural foods for children over 1 year. Little Dish, which created and established the toddler chilled food category, can be found in all national UK High Street retailers and is the dominant brand in chilled toddler food.

John is a graduate of UCD (Industrial Microbiology); Reading University (Food Science); The University of Westminster (Business Administration and Finance) and holds a marketing qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). John lives in Munich, Germany and splits his business interests between London, Munich and Dublin.


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