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.

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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.

Clients

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

FreshPonics – Food Security for the UAE

SUSTAINABLE FRESH PRODUCE We grow tasty, fresh, leafy greens and herbs hydroponically in the UAE, for the UAE OUR HYDROPONIC FARMS IN THE UAE We use 90% less water than traditional open field farming On average our farms have 12 hours of natural daylight per day...

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Vichy Catalan Water – Mineral & Medicinal

Renowned from antiquity - Vichy Catalan Spanish Sparkling mineral water is synonymous with good health, encapsulating the essence of Spanish culture. Vichy Catalan was established in 1881. This premium water emerges from the ground at 60 degrees Celsius, which gives...

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Discover Long Tail, Mixers for Dark Spirits

Alex and Tom are two friends with a shared passion for dark spirits and the amazing flavours and culture that come with them from around the world. Disappointed with what was available to accompany spirits such as rums, whiskies and bourbons, they set about creating...

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Testimonials

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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.

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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.

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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

Founder of company name

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

Founder of company name