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Simon Bell


Simon Bell

Owner, Simon Bell Food Industry Consulting

Simon's professional bio / interests

I have wide-ranging food industry experience, with over 20 years at board level from second stage start ups (New Covent Garden Soup Co) to long established businesses (Shippams) and major food importers – Leathams and Donatantonio. My exceptional commercial background encompasses branded and own label products and I’ve built substantial business across retail, foodservice and industrial sectors as well as e commerce. At board level I have extensive general management experience, having worked for over 20 years with three VC partners including exits and an acquisition, which I initiated. I specialise in adding turnover and profit to SMEs through strong business planning, leading by example and building great teams.

I’d like help with…

Meeting business owners looking for help with their growth plans and the day to day running of their operations.

An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…

When I left Scotland to move to London at the start of my career I wondered whether I might ever meet a member of the Royal Family. Many years later, as a Royal Warrant Holder for supply of food ingredients to The Queen, I met Prince Charles at St James's Palace.

I live in


A career highlight

Tripling the turnover of a small formerly family owned food importer with a VC partner




Joined Guild

Aug 09, 2021