Ben Forbes

Ben has over c.25 years marketing experience within foodservice across a number of channels and sectors having worked for wholesalers, pub group operators, restaurants, contract caterers, and more recently manufacturers developing offers and brand propositions. Ben is currently Head of Marketing for Solina UK, looking after the Essential Cuisine foodservice brand that produces a range of high quality catering savoury ingredients out of their gluten free factory in Winsford, Cheshire.

Supporting Operators in the ever more challenging OOH market (with increasing skills/recruitment challenges and an ever more demanding customer base), Ben along with the senior team have been adapting their customer proposition to meet these needs. Essential Cuisine have embarked on a business transformation programme that has driven double digit year on year sales growth with the business taking a more sector specific approach and also expanding its product portfolio outside of its core stocks and gravies range, including launching a semi-finished range of sauces to the market.