Foodservice Top 100 Industry Influencers

The FEA Foodservice Top 100 Industry Influencers is back with a bang for 2022 and nominations are open.

The FEA Foodservice Top 100 Industry Influencers is your opportunity to recognise those who continue to campaign, inspire, innovate and educate our sector. The top 100 list celebrates the individuals and teams that are making a positive impact across their social channels and inspiring and influencing those around them.  

Who to vote for?

It could be a great development chef, an inspirational cook, a sales team leader, a marketing manager, a CEO that's worked wonders, your head of PR, an industry journalist, or even yourself. If a handle is submitted it will be included in the aggregation process.

Nominations are quick and easy, and if you know of anyone that is worthy of a nomination all we need is their social media handle and as with last year we will be announcing the winners at our Industry Conference on the evening of Wednesday 9th November 2022.

Nominate your top industry infleuncers here. You can nominate as many people as you see fit.

Make sure you’re part of the process

To ensure that you, an influential individual or team is included in the aggregation process all you have to do is complete the nomination form. This means that when the list is compiled the submitted profile handles are definitely part of the aggregation process.

The nomination form is open to anyone associated with the foodservice or hospitality industry, that's everybody, members and non-members alike. We are celebrating all the great work that has taken place within the industry, the positive vibes, and the invaluable information that has been shared. The closing date for nominations is 31st August 2022.

We’ve made the nomination process as simple as possible, all you have to do is enter your name, the name of the person you are nominating and their applicable social media handles or pages be that Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. You can submit links for up to four social media accounts of your nominated individual.

How it works

The top 250 nominees will form a longlist. The longlist is then independently evaluated, based on our criteria of real world industry impact and digital media influence. Following the evaluation, the list is then scaled down to ranked list of the leading 100 industry industry influencers.

This means that it’s not about how many times a name appears on the list, it's about the influence that that individual has across their social media platforms. You can watch our video on how to grow your influence online for some top tips that may well bump up your ranking.

 

 

Important dates

  • The closing date for nominations is 31st August 2022
  • The FEA Foodservice Top 100 Industry Influencers 2022 list will be announced on Wednesday 9th November at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth.

Reference hashtags

#FEAtop100 #FEAuk

 


 

Foodservice Top 100 Industry Influencers 2021

  1.  Kate Nicholls, UKHospitality CEO
  2. Henry Dimbleby, co-founder, Leon Restaurants and the Sustainable Restaurant Association
  3. Lindsay Graham, poverty and inequality commissioner, Poverty and Inequality Commission Scotland
  4. Mark Lewis, chief executive, Hospitality Action
  5. James Stagg, editor, The Caterer
  6. Andy Jones, chair, PS100 Group
  7. Hayden Groves, chef consultant
  8. Lisa Jenkins, managing editor, The Caterer
  9. James Golding, group chef director, The Pig Hotels
  10. Stuart Roberts, deputy president, National Farmers Union
  11. Kath Dalmeny, CEO, UKSustain
  12. Cyrus Todiwala, chef patron, Café Spice Namaste
  13. Nathan Jones, MD, Gamble Foodservice Solutions
  14. Vic Laws, director, AVL Consultancy
  15. Stelious Theocharous, host of The Ceres Podcast
  16. Mark Davies, MD, ISS UK Food Service
  17. Trevor Burke, MD, Exclusive Ranges
  18. Simon Stenning, founder, FutureFoodservice
  19. Peter Kitchin, MD, C&C Catering Equipment
  20. Alan Dewberry, director, Dewberry Redpoint
  21. Phil Shelley, chair, NHS Food Review
  22. Ian Parsons, general manager, Walker Catering Supplies
  23. Molly Shaher, chair, Professional Association of Catering Education
  24. Nic Banner, vice president sales UK and Ireland, Specifi
  25. Jamie Poole, sales director, & Serve
  26. Shaune Hall, development chef, Falcon Foodservice Equipment
  27. Phil Rees Jones, chair, TUCO
  28. Chris Sheppardson, founder of EP Magazine, EP Communications, EPIC and Chess
  29. Paul Anderson, MD, Meiko UK
  30. Andy Kemp, group sales and marketing director, Bidfood UK
  31. Jayne Jones, national chair, Assist FM
  32. Chris Brazier, group event director, Diversified Communications
  33. Graham Russell, retired brand development manager, Grande Cuisine
  34. Natalie Courbet, sales executive, Revalize
  35. Gary McGill, MD, McGill Solutions
  36. Eleanor Morris, special advisor, hospitality and foodservice, WRAP
  37. John Stableforth, hospitality consultant
  38. Becky Sharpe, sales and marketing, Eco Catering Equipment
  39. Glenn Roberts, national head of sales, Winterhalter UK
  40. Julie Fell, marketing manager, Electrolux Professional
  41. Mark Cooke, national accounts manager, Meiko UK
  42. Stephen Kinkead, MD, Winterhalter UK
  43. Alexia Robinson, founder of Love British Food and British Food Fortnight
  44. Georges Gaspar, director, Halton Foodservice
  45. Brian Lavelle, Europe sales manager, Culimat
  46. Richard Fordham, director, Ki-Tech Solutions
  47. Max Smith, account manager, Hoshizaki UK
  48. Stuart Brereton, business development manager, MN U
  49. Alistair Farquhar, channel manager distribution UK and specification, Welbilt
  50. Julian Edwards, chair, FCSI UK & Ireland
  51. Richard Clark, national account manager, Adande Refrigeration
  52. Cara Turner, commercial director, Informa Markets
  53. Jack Sharkey, MD, Vision Commercial Kitchens
  54. Iain Munro, business development director, Hobart UK
  55. Scott Walker, sales manager, CHR Equipment
  56. Mark Barnes, group MD, Catering Projects
  57. Paul Crumpler, regional sales manager, Halton Foodservice
  58. Pete Callahan, sales, CHR Equipment
  59. Mark Kendall, commercial director, Cedabond
  60. Simon Gardiner, regional manager, Hobart UK
  61. Steve Forster, national chair, LACA
  62. Fiona Mason, office manager, CEDA
  63. Malcolm Morris, UK and Ireland country manager, Novameta
  64. Paul Bayer, national sales manager, Falcon Foodservice Equipment
  65. Jamie Clews, key account manager, Robot Coupe
  66. Peter Farrell, sales director, C&C Catering Equipment
  67. Lawrence Hughes, sales and marketing director, Falcon Foodservice Equipment
  68. Martyn Keal, MD, Sylvester Keal
  69. Adrian Groves, area sales manager, Falcon Foodservice Equipment
  70. Karl Jones, director, GS Group
  71. Darren Lockley, head of region, UK and Ireland, Electrolux Professional
  72. Debbie Mash, director, sMashing Supplies
  73. Josh Waddell, group commercial manager, Promedia Digital
  74. Euan Hunter, business development manager, Parry Catering Equipment
  75. John Stewart, product manager, cooking and food preparation, Hobart UK
  76. Stephen Ryan, kitchen design manager for EMEA, Restaurant Associates at Google
  77. Terry Siklenka, past director of operations, Synergy Grill Technology
  78. Anthony Fernandes, machines manager, Nisbets
  79. Matthew Merritt-Harrison, managing partner, Merritt-Hanson Catering Consultancy
  80. Paul Neville, MD, CHR Equipment
  81. Garry Allitt, national sales manager, Williams Refrigeration
  82. Matt Astbury, business development manager, UK and Ireland, Electrolux Professional
  83. Barry Hill, marketing manager, Falcon Foodservice Equipment
  84. Andrew Fordyce, group MD, IFSE
  85. Kevin Veitch, head of national accounts, Falcon Foodservice Equipment
  86. Josh Tordoff, group supply chain manager, Airedale Catering Equipment
  87. Brett Duffy, business development manager, Winterhalter UK
  88. Mark Harris, group commercial manager, Catering Insight and Foodservice Equipment Journal
  89. Steven Grahamslaw, product manager, Falcon Foodservice Equipment
  90. Toby Magness, UK sales manager, Ambach
  91. Mike Stagg, area manager, Hobart UK
  92. Holly Francis, sales director, Gamble Foodservice Solutions
  93. Stephen Dent, Dent Design Hardware
  94. Keith Hartharn, senior project manager, C&C Catering Equipment
  95. Simon Parry, area sales manager, RH Hall
  96. Noel Baker, MD, Craven & Co
  97. Kieron Baker, business development manager, Lincat
  98. Andy Sprott, MD C&C Catering Engineers
  99. Lugano Kapembwa, co-founder and CEO, Loopcycle
  100. Malcolm Harling, sales and marketing director, Williams Refrigeration

Leverage your brand alongside the influencers

For those wanting to capitalise on the inaugural, highly prestigious awards there are a number of exclusive sponsorship opportunities available which are allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to take advantage of the sponsorship opportunities available then please contact adam.lawrence@fea.org.uk. Look out for our content on the FEA’s social media channels (insert) for news about where the awards ceremony will take place and details and how you can attend – perhaps as one of the Foodservice Top 100 Industry Influencers, or as a guest?

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