Starting a business comes with more than just commercial challenge - the emotional commitments are a huge factor, and often overlooked. Multiple entrepreneur and startup advisor Andrew Allen tell us how he's learnt to ride the rollercoaster and shares his tips for mental and business well-being.
Andy is a self confessed 'F&B' start up geek', who's currently involved with a number of brands. His day job is as commercial director and partner of Biff's kitchen, which is the UK's leading plant based delivery brand. He's also an NED/Advisor/Investor in brands including OGGS, Olly's, Willicroft and Stroodles.
Prior to a personal pivot into a plant based focus, he was co-founder and CMO at Snaffling Pig, where he won the Virgin Foodpreneur award and had a successful trip to the Dragons' Den. Pre being bitten by the F&B bug he founded and ran an advertising agency.
Andy's a big fan of facilitating knowledge sharing within the F&B industry, and is F&B ambassador for Table Crowd, host of the Blue Plaster Podcast and member of the Arena Network exec committee.