Olympia London
London, United Kingdom
11 - 12/09/2019
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Packaging Innovations, London's most exclusive packaging event

For Packaging Innovation's free-to-attend conference programme, we gathered together a broad range of the UK’s leading packaging and brand experts to help address the key issues that you as a packaging professional face today and to showcase the latest innovations.

Alastair Porter, Senior Brand Manager, Carlsberg UK

Alastair is Senior Brand Manager at Carlsberg UK where he is responsible for the consumer communications on the Carlsberg brand with the aim of driving reappraisal of the brand and sharing the brand’s pursuit of better. Alastair’s career has been predominantly spent within the drinks industry where he enjoyed eight years at global spirits company Bacardi. In between these two roles Alastair spend three years developing a new skincare brand proposition for global brand and retail business Walgreens Boots Alliance. Ultimately his energy is driven by motivating consumers around brands where packaging plays a hugely important role.   



Andy Sweetman, Chairman, BBIA

Andy Sweetman graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in Modern Languages and holds the Diploma in Packaging Technology from the UK Institute of Packaging. He has worked in the packaging industry for 30 years principally in the field of sales and marketing management, based in both the UK and continental Europe.

Over the past 15 years, he has been closely involved with the development and commercialisation of Futamura’s range of renewable and compostable films, marketed under the NatureFlex tradename.

Between 2009 and 2013, Andy was Chairman of ‘European Bioplastics’ the official Trade Association which promotes the use of biodegradable and biobased materials throughout Europe and beyond.
He was also elected as founder Chairman of the UK’s Biobased & Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) in 2015.

Andy speaks regularly on the subjects of Packaging and Sustainability at conferences and events in Europe, the Americas and Australasia.



Arnaud Meysselle, CEO, REN Clean Skincare

Arnaud Meysselle is a creative leader whose inclusive vision for the future of luxury beauty
has challenged the traditional conventions of formulation, packaging and price keeping REN
Clean Skincare dedicated to its founding values of #cleantoskin #cleantoplanet.

Arnaud set a goal for REN Clean Skincare, Zero Waste by 2021, alongside pioneering steps
to reach this target; including 100% recyclable packaging, refillable solutions, and bottles
with reclaimed ocean plastic collaborating with sustainable packaging experts TerraCycle.
To tackle the current waste issue Arnaud partnered REN Clean Skincare with global activists
Surfrider to clean up beaches & oceans worldwide. In addition, supporting individuals like
environmental campaigner and plastic patrol founder Lizzie Carr who was announced as
REN Clean Skincare Clean Hero in February 2019.

Arnaud has extensive experience in premium beauty and lifestyle brands including Liz Earle,
premium beauty at the HUT group, L’Oreal Paris, John Frieda and Bacardi serving the brands
globally in Norway, France, UK and US.



Barry Turner, Director of Plastics and Flexible Packaging, British Plastics Federation

Barry has had a varied industrial career initially with the telecoms industry (BT), then Ford Motor company and Vickers .But for the majority of his career he has held senior appointments including  as a mainboard director of a UK public quoted packaging company and as a mainboard director of and part owner of venture capital backed packaging companies.

Barry has also being chairman and CEO of trade bodies representing the packaging industry and just over two  years ago he merged the membership of PAFA ( the Packaging and Films Association) with the packaging members of the BPF( British Plastics Federation) and became the director responsible for that group.

Barry lives in North Yorkshire.

Bruce Bratley, CEO & Founder, First Mile

Bruce Bratley is the Founder and CEO of First Mile, a leading London-based recycling company.
An entrepreneur as well as an environmentalist at heart, Bruce founded First Mile on the principle
of making it easy and affordable for businesses to maximise recycling rates whilst simultaneously minimising their environmental impact.

Bruce has a PhD in Environmental Marxism which looks at how today’s consumerism destroys our planet through the consumption of limited natural resources and pollution. His stance is that collectively we must reduce how much we use, as well as recycle as much as possible in order to avoid the destruction and depletion of natural capital. And this is the mission of First Mile. ​

Fifteen years on, as CEO Bruce is every bit as passionate and involved in the business as he once was. With over 25,000 customers, 250 employees and a 30% year on year growth rate, Bruce continues to drive business success. He remains at the forefront of innovation in the waste industry, continually challenging the status quo and pushing the boundaries to deliver a cleaner, greener, smarter service. 

Cameron Worth, Chief Executive and Founder, SharpEnd

Cameron is the founder and CEO of SharpEnd - The Agency of Things (TM), a pioneer in connected experiences working as a full-service partner to some of the largest global brand owners across fashion, spirits and FMCG/CPG including Estée Lauder Companies, Pernod Ricard, PepsiCo, LVMH, Mattel and Nestlé.

Cameron leads the company’s mission to help brands move brands closer than ever to consumers by connecting packaging, retail and experiential activity.

He is a regular speaker and writer on how to build brands in a connected world. He has spoken at Cannes, the Festival of Marketing, LuxePack Monaco and New York, Ad:Week Europe and New York, DMA, the Connected Consumer Conference, Mobile World Congress and the IoT World Forum.

His particular sectors of expertise are FMCG, CPG, beauty, cosmetics, smart packaging, connected homes, smart spaces and retail innovation.

Caroline Frery, VP of Business Development, TerraCycle

Caroline heads TerraCycle’s global Business Development team across the 21 markets TerraCycle operates in. The team is responsible for identifying and forming new partnerships to develop recycling systems for previously non-recyclable waste that would otherwise go to landfill or incineration. 

Prior to heading the global Business Development team, Caroline headed up the European team where under her direction the team achieved significant growth, doubling the number of free recycling programmes.  This included the development of new partnerships with leading brands such as Reckitt Benckiser, Colgate, Acuvue (Johnson & Johnson Vision), etc.

Caroline graduated with a Master’s degree in Marketing & Management from the Emlyon Business School in 2014.  She has worked in marketing for FMCG conglomerates before heading to India to work for a social entrepreneurship consultancy and then joined TerraCycle in 2016 as part of the Business Development team.



Dave Palmer, Founder & ECD, LOVE

David is a founder member and ECD of LOVE, a Manchester-based agency set up in 2001.
Starting as a small design shop, the agency has grown to 60+, diversifying its
offer to include brand design, spaces, innovation, packaging, activations and advertising.

David has worked with global brands as diverse as Nike, Johnnie Walker, Häagen-Dazs, LVMH, Guinness, Virgin Atlantic and most recently BrewDog.



David Gates, MD, BrewDog

After 27 years at Diageo, David moved to BrewDog as CEO of BrewDog Distilling in November 2018.  At Diageo, David held a number of senior marketing roles including Global Brand Director, Johnnie Walker; Global Category Head for Whiskies and Managing Director, Diageo Futures.

At BrewDog he is working to create an exciting and disruptive spirits portfolio to bring a bit of Punk attitude to the world of spirits.



Dominika Minarovic, Founder, BYBI

Elsie and Dominika are formulators, entrepreneurs and pioneers in beauty sustainability. They founded Clean Beauty Insiders, a natural beauty platform and podcast in 2015, and launched BYBI Beauty in 2017. BYBI is now stocked in Sephora globally and Boots in the UK. With their disruptive and environmentally conscious approach to product formulation and distribution, Elsie and Dominika are now recognised as thought leaders and innovators in the beauty industry. They also wrote Clean Beauty, published by Penguin in 2017, which contains over 100 natural beauty recipes. 



Ed Silk, Head of Strategy, Bulletproof

At 18, I was told that I should work in graphic design. 18 years later I have been fortunate enough to work globally across a variety of categories on both FMCG and corporate brands, from high-end whiskies to everyman beers, from recruitment specialists to snacking leaders. As Head of Strategy at Bulletproof, I look for the impenetrable idea. One that creates impact in a distinct way for the brand to engage with the right people. At the heart of that is the need for a clear understanding of people and what makes them tick.
Bulletproof is a leading independent global strategic brand design agency with offices in London, New York and Singapore. Our mix of interwoven cultures creates a rich tapestry of seminally strategic ideas and unrivalled creativity, fuelled by our fiercely independent spirit. Our ideas drive us, our culture defines us, our people connect us. We are Bulletproof.

Twitter: @edsilk



Elsie Rutterford, Founder, BYBI

Elsie and Dominika are formulators, entrepreneurs and pioneers in beauty sustainability. They founded Clean Beauty Insiders, a natural beauty platform and podcast in 2015, and launched BYBI Beauty in 2017. BYBI is now stocked in Sephora globally and Boots in the UK. With their disruptive and environmentally conscious approach to product formulation and distribution, Elsie and Dominika are now recognised as thought leaders and innovators in the beauty industry. They also wrote Clean Beauty, published by Penguin in 2017, which contains over 100 natural beauty recipes. 



Emma Cook, Runs Making Stuff Great, Ella's Kitchen

Technical Manager in food safety and NPD within world class global FMCG businesses. I have a wealth of experience in design thinking, lean process and quality culture change programs through multi-site alignment.  I have 15 years’ experience in working with plastic and flexible film within the food and drinks industry. I am currently driving the sustainable packaging strategy at Ella’s Kitchen. I am part of UK WRAP Plastic Pact advisory group and I am looking forward achieving significant, exciting and much needed change within the UK plastic industry.



Gev Eduljee, Interim Challenge Director, Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation

Gev Eduljee is Interim Challenge Director for the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programme on Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) with UK Research and Innovation. From 2001 to 2017 Gev was Technical Director and then Director of External Affairs at SUEZ (formerly SITA UK). Prior to that he worked in hazardous waste treatment before spending 15 years in environmental consulting. He was a member of Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging and of the Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances, and sat on the CEN Strategic Advisory Body on Environment (SABE). Gev is a non-executive director at consultancy Resource Futures.



Haulwen Nicholas, Founder, Packaging Oracle

Haulwen Nicholas is founder of the Packaging Oracle an independent service advising and training on packaging and the environment. She has a BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Biology, and over the last 20 years has worked across the supply chain for Muller, Dairy Crest & Nice-Pak International, Wipak and WRAP (the Waste Resource Action Programme. In 2017 she won the prestigious Packaging News Award for outstanding contribution to the industry for her work on packaging education and she is a judge for their UK Packaging Awards.

Website www.packagingoracle.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/packagingoracle/

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/haulwennicholas/

Twitter https://twitter.com/packagingoracle




Helen Bird, Strategic Engagement Manager, WRAP

Helen has worked in resource management for over 11 years, and has been at WRAP for 9 years. Helen has always had a passion for sustainability and recycling in particular. Her experience and expertise covers local authority collections, sorting and reprocessing and on-pack recycling information. She oversees The UK Plastics Pact, a whole chain approach to tackling the issue of plastic waste. She leads many of the technical work streams Pact including: eliminating unnecessary/problematic plastics, recyclability and composting, flexibles, recycled content and end markets.




Jane Bevis, Chair, OPRL Ltd

Jane is Chair of OPRL Ltd, the not-for-profit celebrating 10 years of giving recycling advice through its award-winning recycling labels for consumer packaging.  Nearly 400 businesses across all parts of the packaging supply chain, brands and retailers, are in membership, representing hundreds of brands.  She helped establish the company in 2009 and leads OPRL’s expansion plans, moving consumer recognition to 3 in 4 people and developing new ways to engage consumers.

Jane is also on the Remuneration Committee of St Anne’s College, Oxford and is Chair of Governors at Saint Gabriel’s College, Camberwell.

Previously Jane held senior roles at the British Retail Consortium and the Association of British Insurers, where she founded sector climate change initiatives. She started her career as an agricultural scientist and later policy and finance lead at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and HM Treasury.

Jane has an MA in Agricultural and Forest Sciences from Oxford University.

James O'Connor, Global Marketing Manager, William Grant & Sons Brands Ltd

My passion is the creative process. I lead teams to create products, experiences, stories and brands that connect with people and grow businesses. I’ve had the privilege of pursuing this passion in both global and local roles, on big brands and small.

Over the last 8 years at William Grant & Sons I’ve applied this creativity to accelerate Hendrick’s Gin’s growth with award-winning experiential marketing. I turned around the fortunes of Drambuie through a global relaunch. And most recently I redefined Glenfiddich’s luxury strategy and redesigned the brand, helping drive double-digit value growth over 3 years.

In my spare time I completed an executive MBA. My dissertation explored the process of entrepreneurship in start-ups and established firms, which inspired a move to the innovation team at William Grant & Sons. You’ll currently find me there, putting my ideas into action and creating the next generation of winning spirits brands.

Jenny Cairns, Innovation Manager, Butterfly Cannon

With over ten years' experience in the design industry Jenny has used her design thinking combined with her love of creative problem solving to provide innovative solutions for a wide range of clients across FMCG and Luxury sectors. Focusing on production, R&D, innovation and sustainability she has worked with a variety of household-name brands including the likes of Burberry, Jo Loves, Pernod Ricard, Wagamama and Bang & Olufsen. In her role at Butterfly Cannon Jenny helps to bring ideas to life, pioneering new ideas with a sustainable first approach essential for the agency’s craft and prestige client list. 



Jill Farrell, Chief Operating Officer,  Zero Waste Scotland

Jill is an economic and business development professional with over 20 years’ experience of developing Scotland’s economy. Jill’s work with companies and Universities has focussed on developing and delivering strategic priorities and promoting Scotland’s capabilities internationally.

Jill joined Zero Waste Scotland in March 2017 as the organisation’s first Chief Operating Officer, stepping up work to identify and realise circular economy opportunities in Scotland.   Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government (with ERDF support) and employs around 150 staff.

As Programme Director for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme, Jill leads the team that advised on the scheme design and is working with the private sector to implement the scheme in Scotland.  The Deposit Return Scheme is a national initiative that aims to incentivise the recycling of drinks bottles and cans and change people’s behaviour towards waste. 

Working in the USA for 5 years promoting Scotland’s capabilities to attract inward investment and developing international strategic partnerships at the University of Strathclyde, contribute to Jill’s international perspective and strong track record of delivering results through partnership working.  This includes complex and strategic projects such as securing the location of the Green Investment Bank HQ in Edinburgh; delivering the Scottish Enterprise investment for the Dundee Waterfront redevelopment (£33mn investment in a £90mn project); and developing the concept and business case for the V&A in Dundee.

Joanne McTavish, Marketing, AG Barr

Joanne is an experienced Brand Manager, having worked for over 10 years in Marketing for companies including 3M, Boots, Highland Spring and currently AG Barr.

Joanne works with International brand partners at AG Barr, working as the brand lead for Snapple (USA), Bundaberg Brewed Drinks (Australia) and San Benedetto (Italy).

Joanne has recently bought her first house and, having lived in flats since her student days, is enjoying the simple pleasures of a glass of fizz in the garden on a (rare) sunny Scottish evening.



Jo Chidley, Founder, Beauty Kitchen

Jo Chidley is a chemist and the Founder of Beauty Kitchen, leaders in effective, natural and sustainable beauty. Widley regarded as one of the pioneers of sustainable beauty, Jo is driving the beauty industry forward with better practise approaches, always. She is Beauty Kitchen’s toughest critic, inspecting everything from the efficacy of the products, to the way ingredients are sourced, right down to the packaging sustainability for each and every product. Sustainability in packaging is a subject that is close to her heart.



Jonathan Pearson, Business Development Manager, Charpak LTD

Jonathan Pearson has led the development of packaging solutions for world-renowned and luxury brands over an impressive 16 years.  His depths of experience covers almost every format and material from HD/LD polybags and plastics to corrugate, tin and paper. As a direct supplier sourcing packaging for the Scotch Whisky industry, premium heritage and global brands, co-packers and exporters he is an authority on customized packaging that reduces risk of damage and spoilage for UK and export, whilst simultaneously showcasing brands and their products to their fullest potential. Addressing key targets of reducing carbon footprint and efficient use of natural resources throughout the global supply chain Jonathan’s creative and consultative approach is a perfect blend for the added-value and luxury packaging industry. A passionate Scotsman, Jonathan’s Zero Waste approach is fully committed to achieving maximum sustainability throughout the supply chain, from grain to glass for independents, and craft distillers to global brands.  

Jonathan Ritson, Policy analyst, Green Alliance

Jonathan joined Green Alliance in 2019 as a policy analyst. He is currently working on the Circular Economy Task Force at Green Alliance, the aim of which is to produce a systemic guide to the sustainable, safe and efficient use of plastic in design, production, use and end of life. Prior to this, he was a post-doctoral research associate at Imperial College London. There he undertook research into water industry responses to climate change including catchment management and methods of monitoring water quality and carbon fluxes at high temporal resolution. He previously worked at the University of Reading where he researched similar themes and lectured on Carbon and Global Change. In industry he has worked as a sustainability consultant in the built environment and for a spinout from the University of Manchester developing technologies for optimising industrial processes.
He holds a PhD in environmental engineering from the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and Environment at Imperial College London, an MSc in environmental monitoring, modelling and management from King’s College London and a BSc in chemistry from the University of York.



Imogen Matthews, Managing Director, IM Associates

Imogen Matthews is an award-winning journalist and analyst who has spent her career researching and writing about the beauty business. She has written for many leading international trade journals for the cosmetics industry, including SPC, HAPPI, GCI, and BW Confidential. Imogen is an experienced speaker and organiser of speakers and content for leading conference programmes, including in-cosmetics Global and the bi-annual Packaging Innovations Beauty Forum. Since 1993, she has published reports focusing on the premium beauty industry, under the The Premium Market Report name. Themed reports focus not only on trends and data, but the tools to make informed business decisions. In 2010, Imogen was the recipient of a coveted Cosmetics Executive Women Achiever Award for her inspirational work and innovative thinking.




Martin Kersh, Director, Foddservice Packaging Association

Martin is Executive Director of The Foodservice Packaging Association representing and protecting the interests of over 200 manufacturers, distributors and users of packaging used by the UK’s takeaway, catering and restaurant sectors, liaising with UK, EU, devolved and local governments on a wide range of issues including litter, waste management, packaging recovery and recycling. This includes the response to the controversy surrounding the recycling of paper cups and the current debate on plastics for which many media interviews have been given.Martin helped to form and subsequently served on the UK Government’s Litter Strategy Advisory Group, was a member of the Steering Group for Hospitality & Food Service Agreement seeking to reduce food waste, a member of the Advisory Committee for Packaging Litter Taskforce, is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Packaging, Vice Chair of the British Takeaway Campaign and chairs Packaging Innovations’ Big Plastics Debate .  Martin also advised the Government of Georgia on packaging standards as part of the UK Government’s Good Governance Scheme.

Professor Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials & Society, University College London

Mark Miodownik is the UCL Professor of Materials & Society and runs the UCL Plastic Waste Innovation Hub. For more than twenty years he has championed materials science research that links to the arts and humanities, medicine, and society. This culminated in the establishment of the UCL Institute of Making, where he is a director and runs the research programme.  Mark is an award winning author and regularly presents BBC TV and radio programmes on materials science and engineering.  In 2014 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2018 he was awarded an MBE for services to materials science, engineering and broadcasting.



Michael Lenaghan, Environmental Policy Advisor, Zero Waste Scotland

Michael is a leading expert in lifecycle analysis and the circular economy in Scotland.  Michael has conducted numerous behaviour change and research studies on single-use packaging, and regularly works with public and private sector organisations to reduce their reliance on single-use items. Over the past year, his work has informed the deliberations of Scotland’s Expert Panel on Environmental Charge and Other Measures, appointed by Scottish Government to recommend actions to reduce single-use items in Scotland.”



Professor Michael Shaver, Professor of Polymer Science, University of Manchester

Professor Michael Shaver, FRSC, is the Professor of Polymer Science in the School of Materials at the University of Manchester where he leads initiatives in sustainable polymers, plastics and materials for the School and for the Henry Royce Institute, the UK’s national materials science centre. Following a PhD in his native Canada from the University of British Columbia and an NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Imperial College London, he began his independent research career at the University of Prince Edward Island before moving to Scotland in 2012 where he was a Chancellor’s Fellow, Reader and Professor of Polymer Chemistry. He leads the Green Materials Laboratory on the development of sustainable materials, including new motifs for renewable, degradable and chemically recyclable materials. His work ranges from fundamental projects rooted in monomer design to working with industrial partners in plastic packaging, medical diagnostics and sustainable materials. He was the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Green Materials before his current role as Editor of the European Polymer Journal. He has been recognised with >80 invited lectures, the MacroGroup Young Polymer Scientist award (2015), Young Academy of Scotland (2014-2018), Fellowship in the RSC (2018) and two Canada Foundation for Innovation Leadership Awards (2010, 2012).



Michelle Norman, Director of External Affairs and Sustainability, Suntory Beverage and Food Europe

Michelle Norman is Director of External Affairs and Sustainability at Suntory Beverage and Food Europe, owners of iconic British brands Ribena and Lucozade. Michelle oversaw the company’s implementation of its industry-leading health and wellbeing plan, which has seen the amount of sugar across all the company’s drinks reduced to below 5g per 100ml, the launch of low/no cal drinks for every brand, and launched the company’s first movement fund which has led to the creation of sport for development programme B Active.

Michelle also leads the region’s sustainability programme which includes working towards ambitious energy and water reduction targets, as well as focusing on reducing plastic waste across its value chain.

Michelle joined Lucozade Ribena Suntory in 2014 following the acquisition of the Lucozade and Ribena brands by Suntory and in 2019 took on regional responsibility. She was previously Head of Corporate Affairs UKI at brewer AB InBev.




Neil Farmer, Owner, Neil Farmer Associates

Neil Farmer is founder/owner of Neil Farmer Associates, an international marketing, market research and business development consultancy. Established in 2001 the company provides expertise, knowledge, analysis and information in all packaging technologies on a global basis. Particular areas of speciality include packaging for food and drink and other fast moving consumer goods, flexible packaging, rigid plastics, bioplastics, luxury packaging, folding cartons, corrugated packaging, food contact packaging, glass containers, closures, labels, metal packaging, packaging machinery, and active and intelligent packaging. Expertise also includes all print processes including litho, flexo, gravure, screen and digital printing.
Neil has over 40 years experience in the international packaging industry and was a director of several leading publicly quoted packaging companies, including Jarvis Porter, Ferry Pickering and Metal Closures Group, prior to setting up his consultancy. Neil Farmer Associates` clients include leading private and public equity firms, international management consultancies, international research organisations and multinational packaging groups including Amcor Group, Silgan Group, Grupo Lantero and other leading European based operations.
Neil has a B.Sc Economics degree, a Diploma in Marketing, and a post graduate Business Studies degree. He is a previous Chairman and Trustee of The Institute of Packaging, a Fellow of the Institute of Packaging /Packaging Society, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and a Fellow of the Institute of Paper, Printing and Publishing. Neil is a Freeman of the City of London and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers. He is also a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Environmentalist and an Accredited Packaging Professional.
Neil is a regular writer of many techno-economic reports and articles on packaging. He is a speaker at many international packaging conferences and seminars, most recently at Packaging Innovations, London and Birmingham. He is the author and editor of the book Trends in Packaging of Food, Beverages and other Fast Moving Consumer Goods, published by Elsevier. He is also the author of the chapter on Packaging and Marketing in Packaging Technology Fundamentals, Materials and Processes, published by Elsevier. He is the author of techno-economic reports on Bioplastics, Luxury Packaging and Corrugated Packaging, published in 2019 by Innova Market Insights, a leading international publisher. He is also the author of the report on Disruptive Technologies in Food Contact Packaging to 2020, published by Smithers-Pira.
Neil is an enthusiastic marathon runner. He has competed in 300 marathon and half marathon races around the world, including London (3 times), Amsterdam and Los Angeles, raising money for many charities in the process.



Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability - Coca-Cola European Partners, Great Britain

Nick Brown is Head of Sustainability for Coca-Cola European Partners in Great Britain. The role has the objective of leading the company’s local commitments on Sustainable Packaging, Community Programmes, Water use, Energy & Climate Change and Sustainable Sourcing.CCEP has long had a commitment to set the standard for Sustainability in Fast Moving Consumer Goods and is leading specifically on Sustainable Packaging and how businesses can be a force for good in their communities. Key focus areas include how to use new policy vehicles such as Deposit Return Schemes and Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes to step change the collection and recycling of packaging and how the skills of businesses can be used to improve the chances of young people in Society. Nick has had a number of roles in Operational & Commercial functions at CCEP driving change and innovation through the organisation. Outside of work, Nick is a father of 3 young boys, a Scout Leader and keen club cyclist when time allows.



Nick Gumery, Ethical Buyer, Lush Cosmetics

Nick has been an Ethical Buyer at Lush for seven years, sourcing the most environmentally friendly materials to use in packaging and shop fit-outs. Nick’s packaging remit covers recycled plastics, glass, wood, cork and metal packaging.

He has worked on many interesting projects including the use of 1000s of square meters of reclaimed wooden floorboards for shop furniture production and also bringing in a source of wood from Sustainable Forestry and Re-wilding initiatives for use as in-store signage display. Giving the company a fully transparent supply chain whilst also supporting regenerative practices on the ground.

Nick is also responsible for introducing natural cork into Lush stores, leading a two year regenerative material project in Portugal. The cork pot is the first customer facing carbon positive piece of mainstream packaging to be released into the market place.

He is a keen organic vegetable grower and sits on Lush’s Permaculture and Agroecology Circle which helps fund fledgling projects and demonstration sites around the world to promote this alternative approach to modern monoculture farming.



Paul Brown, Founder, BOL Foods

Paul Brown is the CEO & founder of BOL Foods, a company that’s making waves in both the ready-meal and plant-based industry. BOL produces fresh, ready-to-eat plant-based recipes with their colourful range of Salad Jars, Veg Pots, Super Soups & Dinner Boxes. Two years into their journey for different ethical & environmental reasons, Paul made the massive decision to cut the entire BOL range in half and remove all recipes with meat & fish in them - the best decision he’s ever made.



Pete Hayes, Managing Partner, pb creative

Trained in Product Design at Coventry University, Pete’s career spans over 20 years working for some of London's best brand design consultancies. His core strength lies in his ability to create truly branded and creative 3D design solutions, underlined by a comprehensive technical understanding. A confident team leader, Pete has run structural design teams at Futurebrand and more recently Jones Knowles Ritchie, working on a broad range of A-list brands before co-founding PB Creative. At PB Creative, Pete wants to put the personality back into brand design, building strong and rewarding relationships with brand teams, producing truly holistic and ultimately branded solutions to challenging briefs.Specialties: Branded packaging - structure and graphic, brand innovation, product design, NPD.



Pete Statham, Sustainability Manager, Carlsberg UK

Pete is Sustainability Manager at Carlsberg UK, where he is responsible for leading the governance and communication of Carlsberg’s sustainability programme, Together Towards ZERO.

Prior to this, Pete was Client Director at a global sustainability consultancy, leading the development of strategies, reporting and communications for businesses and brands across a range of industries. He is passionate about the role of business in creating a sustainable future.

Pete holds an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter.



Robert Monaghan, Designer & Innovator, Air

Robert has worked in FMCG for nearly 30 years, and runs the agency ‘Air’ with his business partner Gavin.

Set up in 2006, Air has been privileged to work long term with a small number of exciting client companies - AG Barr, Pernod Ricard, Mondelez, Jacob Douwe Egbert, and Pladis.
In addition, they have worked extensively on international programs, recently renovating the drinks portfolio for Masafi Water in Dubai, soft drinks for RG Brands in Kazakhstan, and Milka chocolate in China.
Air’s size and experience enables us to approach projects with new, more innovative methodologies, and team up with other like-minded specialists for appropriate projects.
We believe that Innovation can only be successful if driven from within an organisation, so in addition to commissioned projects, Air also gets involved in training and helping to develop ‘creative culture’.
Robert is captain of both his local football club and golf society and, when it’s raining, defaults to the odd bit of DIY, against his will!



Robin Clark, Director of Partnerships, Just Eat UK

Robin is the Director of Partnerships at Just Eat UK, responsible for developing products and services to ensure Just Eat's 34,000+ UK restaurant partners get even more out of their relationship with us - delivering on our commitment to add value to our partners’ businesses on a daily basis. His Restaurant Services team sources deals to to help Restaurant Partners access new products to drive their order value while also giving them exclusive access to a suite of offers and discounts from utilities to wholesalers, training packages, and green energy, helping them to make significant savings.

As part of his remit to help restaurants and takeaways run their operations more sustainably and efficiently, Robin has spearheaded a number of initiatives to help reduce the impact of the takeaway sector on the environment, last year launching an innovation platform to find viable alternatives to plastics used in the sector.

Prior to joining Just Eat, Robin ran commercial categories at Marks & Spencer and Tesco.

About Just Eat
Just Eat operates a leading global hybrid marketplace for online food delivery. Headquartered in London, we use proprietary technology to offer a quick and efficient digital ordering service for over 27 million customers and more than 107,000 Restaurant Partners across the UK, Australia & New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and Brazil.



Richard Kirkman, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer - UK & Ireland, Veolia

An environmental engineer, Richard is responsible for Veolia's Technology and Innovation, Material Sales, Combined Heat and Power, Fleet and External Affairs. He is a member of the UK Plastics Pact, Council for Sustainable Business and leads the UK research and innovation activity. An avid promoter of progressive resource management, Richard is driven to ensure this generation protects the interests of the next. In his role, Richard supports Veolia's growth ambitions overseeing the planning and construction of new infrastructure to which the company is committed to a £1 billion investment over the next five years and the administration of commodities, such as energy (electricity and heat) and materials (recyclables and compost). His technology team is focused on thermal development, fuel and energy, MRF and food-grade recycling, biological treatments and ‘best in class’ sector innovation. Major initiatives include pioneering treatment facilities at Dagenham (plastics remanufacturing), Rainham (plastics sorting and St Helens (glass cullet supply).



Sam Coyne, Editor, The Drinks Report

Sam Coyne is the editor of packaging and design focused The Drinks Report, alongside specialist drinks titles Gin Magazine, Effervescence and Rum. Sam has acted as an awards presenter to the drinks-trade and led spirits tastings and masterclasses for consumers.



Sandy Martin, MP for Ipswich & Shadow Minister for Waste & Recycling, Labour Party

Sandy Martin was elected as Member of Parliament for Ipswich in 2017, and was appointed as Labour’s first Shadow Minister for Waste & Recycling in October 2018.  In that capacity, he is presently engaged in drawing up a comprehensive waste and recycling strategy for Labour.

Prior to election to Parliament, Sandy was a Suffolk County Councillor for 20 years, and Labour Group Leader from 2009 to 2017.  He has served as a member of Labour’s National Policy Forum, helping to formulate Labour Policy, and stood for election to the European Parliament in 2014.

In 1999 Sandy was asked to be the County Council lead on Suffolk’s Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy, in which capacity he steered the County Council’s approach, chaired the meetings in rotation with the Districts, and helped write the Strategy.  The Strategy was published in 2001 with unanimous buy-in from the District Councils and was put into operation almost immediately, with financial support from the Government via Local Strategic Partnership funding and hypothecated landfill tax.  The strategy involved a 3-bin collection system – mixed organic, mixed dry recyclable, and residual – a “clean” MRF, and a covered composting facility.  Recycling levels in Suffolk rose from approximately 14% to approximately 45% over a 3-year period.

Prior to being a County Councillor, Sandy was Coordinator of Ipswich & District Friends of the Earth. Sandy’s first political campaign, at the age of 15, was against the ending of Corona’s soft-drink bottle deposit.  He subsequently joined Friends of the Earth and SERA, the Labour Party’s affiliated environment body, and has been involved in numerous environmental campaigns since.

Sandy has lived in Ipswich with his civil partner for 26 years.



Santiago Navarro, CEO & Co-Founder, Garçon Wines

Santiago is a serial entrepreneur. His first start-up in 2011, Vinopic Wines, was an online retailer and the first to use science to rate and score wines for their intrinsic quality. Following this, he went on to co-found Nightly.travel, the world's only hotel booking website to split a traveller's stay across two hotels to enable them to save as much as 70%. Santiago is now fully focused on Garçon Wines, as CEO and co-founder, targeting the 35 billion bottles used annually in wine and advancing the industry to be more sustainable through innovative, beautiful, flat bottles and game-changing transit packaging.



Tim Llewellyn, Structural Creative Director, Drink Works

Tim has nearly 20 years’ experience in structural packaging and brand design, with proven expertise in creating product and packaging solutions that redefine categories. He has extensive experience in the drinks sector, working closely with global companies including ABInBev, Coca Cola, Bacardi, Diageo, Brown Forman and Quintessential Brands.
Tim’s industry knowledge and passion for structural creativity means that he is an expert at designing solutions for every stage of the process, which help brands to become market leaders. Tim is a strong advocate of creating transparent and sustainable packaging solutions – he leads the Drink Works’ team in championing the creation of solutions for the circular economy, making it real through the agency’s dedicated ‘Honest Sustainability’ initiative.
In his downtime, Tim is a family man with a serious cycling obsession and a passion for nature. He is also a keen craftsman.



Trewin Restorick, Founder & CEO, Hubbub UK

Trewin Restorick is Founder and CEO of the award-winning charity Hubbub UK www.hubbub.org.uk which transforms the way environmental messages are communicated by bringing people and organisations together as a force for good.  He is also Chair of Student Hubs http://www.studenthubs.org/

Previously Trewin created Global Action Plan the UK’s leading environmental behaviour change charity.  Trewin is a frequent media commentator on environmental issues and was trained by Al Gore as one of his climate change ambassadors

Before starting Global Action Plan, Trewin was Director of Fundraising at Friends of the Earth where he created PaperRound London’s leading community recycling business.  Prior to Friends of the Earth, Trewin worked at Plymouth City Council and produced a youth TV programme for the BBC called Something Else. 


Twitter                @trewinr

Linked in             bit.ly/J01t4F

Email                   trewin@hubbub.org.uk



Will King, Founder, King of Shaves

Born in Lowestoft in 1965, studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Portsmouth between 1984-87. Following redundancy in the early 1990’s, he created the King of Shaves brand and its first product, a shaving oil. Buying shave.com for £18 in 1995, he found that “shaving’s a growth business” and in 2019 King of Shaves celebrated its 26th anniversary, with more than 15Bn lives ‘shaved’ world-wide. Now Executive Chairman, King of Shaves has been the stand-out innovator in men’s grooming products for over two decades and in April 2019 announced Code Zero, the world’s first ‘lifetime use refillable’ brand and a phasing out of single-use plastic by 2023.