About

Scott Winston started his career in fine food retail some 20 years ago at Harvey Nichols Foodmarket.  Scott discovered a passion for food and the food business and moved quickly through the retail operations and purchasing ranks to ultimately reach the level of Buyer.

 

An opportunity to move to prestigious department store Harrods tore Scott away from Harvey Nichols.  During his time at Harrods Scott explored different buyer roles and at one point or another was responsible for every category within the Foodhall across both ambient and fresh food ranges.  Scott also played a key role in organising and managing Harrods restaurant food buying across the 20 own-bought restaurants, and played a key role in major food projects and promotions such as the Thomas Keller French Laundry pop-up.

 

Looking for new challenges Scott moved across Hyde Park from Knightsbridge to Oxford Street to join the Selfridges buying team in the role of Grocery Buyer.  During this period Scott launched many campaigns and seasonal ranges including Selfridges own-brand response to health and well-being in the form of Selfridges ReBalance food range.  Scott also headed up the Project Ocean initiative to remove all water sold in single use plastic bottles across Foodhalls and restaurants, a bold and visionary statement by the world famous store.

 

Most recently Scott pursues his passion to help small and start-up food brands achieve their goals through various mentoring and support programs.  Scott also connects brands with a buyer and distribution network and judges regularly on several industry panels.

Read more about my services.

Read more about my thoughts on how food start-ups can realise their potential here.

Or learn more about other start-up businesses on Storyfied a new networking platform for start-ups here.

Learn more about the work I do with Seed Fund here.

 

Clients

I work in collaboration with a wide variety of food businesses.

El Viejo Cortijo

Just as an oasis stands out in the desert, so too does El Viejo Cortijo amongst a sea of other olive oils. El Viejo Cortijo is produced in Tabernas Spain – a liquid oasis in what is literally a desert.  It provides a particular climate for olive growing and an aridity...

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Percival & Co

After years of working and playing hard, founder Lucy Warhurst yearned for something refreshing and reinvigorating to drink, but without the alcohol, calorie or sugar content of the usual alcoholic drinks on offer. She set to work on creating a delicious, lightly...

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56 Isles – Beers from Paros

As unique as each of the 56 Aegean isles from where this microbrewery derives its name. 56 Isles (established 2014) has created a reputation for unique and exciting beers.  56 Isles Pilsner - The light, blonde beer is rich with foam and infused with the breezy...

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Working with Scott has helped to grow our business faster than we could ever have imagined. I’d highly recommend any business to work with Scott no matter what stage your business is at. Client name

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Working with Scott has helped to grow our business faster than we could ever have imagined. I’d highly recommend any business to work with Scott no matter what stage your business is at. Client name

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Working with Scott has helped to grow our business faster than we could ever have imagined. I’d highly recommend any business to work with Scott no matter what stage your business is at. Client name

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Working with Scott has helped to grow our business faster than we could ever have imagined. I’d highly recommend any business to work with Scott no matter what stage your business is at. Client name

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