The Health & Retail Revolution

Date: Tuesday 24th October 2023
Time: 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Hilton Manchester Deansgate , Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, , M3 4LQ
Cost: £Free for members, £20 non-members
Member Event
Retail and Ecommerce
Sector event
SME Club

Join us for our breakfast speaker event ‘The Health & Retail Revolution’ during which we will look at how health and wellbeing retailers have been managing the turbulent consumer landscape over the past year. Are consumers still choosing to spend their reduced disposal income on health and wellbeing products? Who are the ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in the sector?

Industry experts will also explore the trends they predict will emerge in the health and wellbeing retail sector over the coming year.

About the Speakers:

Yuming Tang Regional Manager - Holland & Barrett

My name is Yuming Tang and I am passionate about wellbeing at work and being ‘me’.

I currently work as a Regional Manager at Holland and Barrett and have been in retail for 27 years.

Outside of work I am a professional football scout, Chairman of a local football club and a non-exec member of a charity in South Africa called Career Box.

Steph Goodey Co-founder - Laid Bear

Steph is the co-founder of Laid Bear, a small batch kombucha brewery based in the heart of the city centre. Steph’s background is cooking for HNW clients, before moving on to having her own plant-based pop up in Altrincham Market. As Laid Bear has grown it’s become the primary focus, stocking award winning, 100% natural kombucha across the North and online.

Jamie Tones Founder - Bondi Bowls

After working in some of the best restaurants around the world, Bondi Bowls founder Jamie Tones finally decided it was time to go it alone. While living in Sydney it was here that he saw that fast food could be healthy & wholesome but still have serious flavour and personality and that this needed to be brought to the UK!

Jon Davies Founder, Behavioural Science Expert - Leafyard

Over 15 years, Jon has co-founded a series of successful start-ups with business partner Phil Simmonds, using his expertise in behavioral science. Jon has achieved success time and time again with a simple understanding: by paying close attention to the way people work, we can make things people like. At Diskette, he is using this understanding to develop software solutions that change things for the better. Their latest product, Leafyard, uses behavioural science to motivate people to take control of their mental health; it is now being used by companies across the globe to help improve employee wellbeing.

Jennifer Smith Partner - Forbes Solicitors

Jennifer is a Partner with considerable experience and expertise, encompassing both contentious and non-contentious work, spanning the lifetime of the employment relationship. With extensive advocacy experience in the Tribunals, Jennifer has developed a strong reputation as a litigator and tactician. Jennifer was included in the Legal 500 in 2018, 2019, 2020 and most recently in 2021, listing Jennifer as a “Next Generation Partner” and referring to her as a “name to note”. The publication has described Jennifer as “very thorough and totally committed to her clients”.

Jennifer has particular expertise in the recruitment industry, as well as the charity, hospitality and digital and ecommerce sectors. Clients recognise Jennifer’s excellent legal skillset and commitment to them and consistently return to her for advice. Jennifer’s personal approach, commercial awareness and excellent client care skills have previously resulted in awards, including Jennifer winning the Business Insider Lawyer of the Year. Jennifer regularly hosts webinars and training events and frequently appears in print media, as an expert in the field of employment law.

Lauren Somers Chartered UK Trade Mark And Designs Attorney - HGF Limited

Lauren Somers is a UK Chartered Trade Mark and Designs Attorney. She helps businesses from multinationals to start-ups to identify, protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Lauren is co-chair of the pro-manchester Retail & E-commence committee and has particular experience and expertise advising retailers.

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.

For any further enquires about this event, contact [email protected]

With thanks to our Partners: