Succeeding with Buyers - LEO South Dublin Peer Learning Event

Event Date: 6th June 2018

Location: Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way , Tallaght, Dublin 24 , D24, Ireland

Ticket Price: €10


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Following the successful format change at our recent Dublin Food Chain event where we had expert contributors in the room and with most of the learnings coming from the participants who contributed their tips and advice, based on their own journey, we are using a similar format again.

This event will focus on the all-important topic of how to succeed with trade buyers from the food sector.  We have an exciting line up of buyers as you will see from below and each will share their own tips on how best to succeed.

This event is being led by LEO South Dublin and will be held in Tallaght Stadium.



09.30 – 10.00:  Registration, tea/coffee and networking
10.00 – 10.10:  Opening and Welcome: LEO South Dublin
10.10 – 11.10:  Hear from each of the experts in a short five-minute overview of funding available
11.10 – 11.30:  Open floor discussion.  This session is designed as a peer group learning forum and the buyers will join the participants from the floor to discuss and learn from each other.



Paul Doggett Category Management for Topaz/Circle K

Paul is also former head of buying for Donnybrook Fair with a wealth of experience in the retail industry.

Jacquie Marsh Ex CEO and owner of The Butler’s Pantry

Jacquie started her food career as management graduate at McDonalds.  She also spent 10 years consulting with high potential start-ups.  From here, she took up the positions as Managing Director of The Butler’s Pantry. Jacquie has developed the Butler’s Pantry into a leading premium fresh food brand.  In March 2018 Jacquie resigned from her Executive role in The Butler’s Pantry to pursue new business interests (watch this space!)  and remains on the board of The Butler’s Pantry as a Non-Executive Director

Christopher Graham  Aramark

Christopher Graham is the Category Buying Manager at Aramark Northern Europe (Hospitality, Continental & Local Artisan Foods)

Thomas Ennis, Spar Owner Maxol Forecourt Retailer FüDi Delicatessen Owner

Thomas owns 7 Spar shops and 3 Maxol forecourts 2 FüDi Delicatessens.  Operates 3 Chopped the Healthy Food Franchises and has a wealth of experience dealing with producers approaching him directly.  


This event is open to food producers seeking to improve their chances of success with retail and foodservice buyers.

Product Samples:  While this is not a formal producer showcase, a number of the buyers attending have expressed a willingness to look at product samples, so please bring along 3 or 4 sample in the hope you will get an opportunity to engage with one or more of the buyers.