David Read- Chairman,Prestige Purchasing

  • David established supply chain consultancy Prestige Purchasing in 1998, since when it has become recognised  as the thought leader on procurement and distribution within Foodservice sector.  The company’s annual as the thought leader on procurement and distribution within Foodservice sector. The company’s annual Food Inflation report has become an important part of the sector’s calendar, and is widely respected as Food Inflation report has become an important part of the sector’s calendar,and is widely respected as major source of insight into historic and future food market performance. David has spoken at World Travel Market, Food Ethics Council Business Forum, and several Propel M&C Report events. He writes extensively in the trade press, and during 2016 appeared on BBC Breakfast, and twice on BBC Radio 4’s ,You & You & Yours discussing food inflation, and the future of drink in UK.

    In recent times he has founded a fast casual restaurant business serving fresh and healthy Indian inspired food  called Kheera Kitchen. David also sits on the Board of Academy Food & Wine Service.

    Living in Edgbaston, Birmingham his spare time is absorbed by composing, recording and playing material with indie rock band indie rock band indie rock band TuftycluB.

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