Edward Carstairs

Challenges to Scale & Sale

Hospitality is a sector of great size, diversity and capacity to scale. In the UK alone, eating and drinking out generates a turnover of approximately £63 billion a year, and the landscape of the industry is constantly changing. It is perhaps the industry’s innovation and ability to adapt that has...

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Sugar reduction and its impact on intellectual property for food and drink businesses

With consumer and regulatory attention increasingly turning to the amount of sugar contained in food and drink, manufacturers are facing new challenges. There is no doubt that this issue will continue to be central to the industry. The UK sugar tax for sweetened drinks is set to begin from April...

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How to make sure your next export creates reward not risk

Exporting to new markets offers clear opportunities to grow your business. There’s the potential to raise the visibility and value of your brand and, crucially, to increase market share, customer base and profit. All at a time when the economy at home is dealing with the uncertainty of Brexit. Indeed,...

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Stop seeing double: how the alcohol industry is using IP to beat the counterfeiters

According to The Food Crime Annual Strategic Assessment[1], published recently by the Food Standard Agency’s National Food Crime Unit, piracy could account for more than one billion pounds of annual UK food and drink trade. Different businesses benefit from usage of different anti-counterfeiting measures. These can present opportunities in terms...

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