• Jim Pickard

    Jim Pickard

    Jim Pickard is the chief political correspondent of the Financial Times, based in Westminster. He first joined the FT in 1999 as its Wales & Westcountry Correspondent and went on to be assistant UK news editor and then property correspondent. He moved across to work in the lobby in 2007.

  • Ali Matur

    Ali Matur

    Ali Matur is one of the most successful businessmen in London’s food industry. Having arrived in London in 1996, Matur has been involved in the food industry in a number of ways. His company “Special Fruit” has one of the largest stands in the New Spitalfields market, UK’s leading horticultural market of wholesale fruit and vegetables.

  • Tracy Brabin MP

    Tracy Brabin MP

    Tracy Brabin is the Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, and the Shadow Minister for Early Years.

  • Samson Sohail

    Samson Sohail

    Samson Sohail has been working with Cobra Beer for the last 24 years. He has been instrumental in the success of Cobra Beer as the best beer which complements food and as one the most loved beer brands in the country.

  • Maurice Abboudi

    Maurice Abboudi

    Maurice is an experienced operator who developed and sold a chain of 12 Pizza stores to a Burger King Franchisee.

  • Jennette Arnold AM

    Jennette Arnold AM

    Jennette Arnold OBE AM has been a member of the London Assembly since 2000. Initially a London-wide member, since 2004 Jennette has represented the North East London constituency of Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.

  • Nadhim Zahawi MP

    Nadhim Zahawi MP

    Nadhim Zahawi is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stratford-on-Avon since 2010, after the retirement of previous MP John Maples.

  • Lawson Muncaster

    Lawson Muncaster

    Lawson Muncaster is one of the most recognised and well-connected men in the British media. He is one of the founders of City AM, Britain’s most widely-read daily business newspaper, and has been managing director of the paper since its inception in 2005.

  • Mustafa Topkaya

    Mustafa Topkaya

    Mustafa Topkaya was born in Sivas, Turkey in 1955. He spent his childhood in Sivas in summers and Adana in winters. He went to primary school in Adana and he moved to Istanbul with his family in 1967. He lived there until he moved to Britain for further studies in August 1975. He improved his English and applied to study for a HND diploma (Higher National Diploma) in Computer Science.

  • Altan Kemal

    Altan Kemal

    Altan Kemal is a Chartered Accountant. He came to the UK in 1973, graduating in Business Management before qualifying and working in accountancy. He subsequently founded his own firm of accountants in 1983, namely Alton & Co. (Chartered Accountants & Statutory Auditors).