On the road…
One of the best parts of working in the food waste industry is getting to go to cool food-themed events. Over the last couple of weeks our supply chain team – Julia and Katherine – have been to the Lunch! exhibition, huggg’s London launch party and the University of Birmingham, touching base with our existing coffee recycling partners and beginning conversations with new ones…
Lunch! – 19-20th September
Lunch! is the show that brings together the entire food-to-go industry under one roof. It was the perfect place to hear from leading industry speakers and provided the opportunity for invaluable networking. We saw lots of familiar faces as we met with many of our coffee recycling partners – the likes of Costa Coffee, Pret a Manger, Leon, Greggs, Small Batch Coffee Roasters, Boston Tea Party, FITCH Brew, Far Side and True Start!
huggg – 4th Octover – To celebrate their London launch, food-gifting app huggg threw a glittery, fun-filled launch party at Campus London. The huggg app allows you to easily send a ‘huggg’ – a gift of food or drink – to friends you think deserve it. We heard from their CEO Paul Wickers about how the idea of huggg came about and future plans for the company, as well as comedy from Imogen Rogers and donuts from Crosstowns to sustain us. Why not try it – download the app and make someone’s day!
University of Birmingham: Live Well Be Safe – 4th October. We’ve been recycling used coffee grounds from the University of Birmingham since May 2017, so we were delighted to join them on campus for their busy ‘Live Well, Be Safe’ event last week. A collaborative event organised by the Security Services, Sustainable Travel, Student Services and the Guild of Students, it aimed to provide advice and information to the university community on the themes of safety, sustainability and wellbeing. It was great to have so much interest from students and staff alike!
By Katherine Murphy, Business Development & Account Executive