- Donville-les-Bains, FR
- £18 /hr
- Available now
As a Distributor and Marketing Consultant to French Supermarkets, I am able to offer an in depth Marketing Service to those seeking Export opportunities abroad, particularly inmore...As a Distributor and Marketing Consultant to French Supermarkets, I am able to offer an in depth Marketing Service to those seeking Export opportunities abroad, particularly in the Food Industry. Based in Normandy, my current customers are always looking for new and innovative products/packaging and proven UK lines. As a fluent French speaker, I can also offer aid at Trade Exhibitions and Gastronomic Fairs throughout France .I have 17yrs experience in the field and work closely with Chambers of Commerce helping UK Companies to branch out into the French Market place. No business is too small to consider export. In fact the French prefer to deal with small businesses on a family one to one basis. I hold UK residency but rent a property in France in order to be on the spot for Clients at all times.
Area Covered: Normandy. France
Work Experience Summary: I have been working with Chambers of Commerce in UK and France for the past 17yrs, concentrating primarily on the Food Market, and gaining access to Supermarkets both for French Companies seeking entry into the UK, and UK Companies seeking to dip a toe into the French Market Place. Particular emphasis is based on Market Research via hands on experience (Tastings/Presentation and in many cases Attendance at Gastronomic Fairs throughout France) Current projects include the promotion of British Cheese -Successfully launched in 2007 and now available in a number of Normandy Supermarkets and Epicerie Fines. I attend Twinning Fairs and take part in Marches de Terroir in Normandy to test public opinion of new products. Wines and Beers. A Current Search is for Chilled (not Frozen) Ethnic Ready Meals. I attend Monthly Sales Meetings at french Supermarkets and take directives from same to find new products for the ever increasing UK ranges.
Education Summary: Educated Roedean School. Brighton late 1960's Went on to study Company Law and developed marketing skills in Estate Agency and Management late 1970's-early 80's. Aided in the set up of the original Team Property Newspaper and eventually formed a Property Consultancy Service for Solicitors seeking to set up property Sales Centres. After the Property Market crashed, I offered my Marketing service experience to Chambers of Commerce and started travelling abroad on Trade Visits making use of my Language Skills. It was soon obvious that there was a demand within the Food Industry in France, so I formed my own Company advising and helping Companies on both sides of The Channel to export their products, through my own Distribution Network, and working freelance with the Chambre de Commerce in Cherbourg,
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