The recruitment event for the fresh produce, foodservice, hospitality, retail, and wholesale sectors and related service suppliers.

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From the organisers of the award winning London Produce Show and Conference

The Fresh Careers Fair is the recruitment event for the fresh produce, foodservice, hospitality, retail, and wholesale sectors and related service suppliers. The event provides everything students need to launch their produce career – and it is totally FREE to attend.

Visitors will meet with a wide array of top UK horticulture and fresh produce companies as well as leading hotels, restaurants and private chef agencies eager to hire the next generation of graduates. The day will also include an expo, a keynote address and invaluable careers advice such as how to write a stand-out CV and top interview tips.

The Fresh Careers Fair takes place on Thursday March 9, 2017, 9:30am – 4:30pm in the England Suite at The Kia Oval, London.

Click here to view the FCF16 Directory

Why attend?

Are you a recent or soon-to-be graduate looking for a job in the horticulture and agriculture section of the production, foodservice, retail, culinary and wholesale sectors? Perhaps you have finished your studies and are unsure about where your career path lies? Find THE job for you and receive invaluable careers advice at the Fresh Careers Fair on Thursday March 9, 2017! It is free for students to attend, registrations open soon.

The fair brings together some of the biggest names in graduate recruitment and leading names in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and high-end cuisine and catering from across the UK, as well as exhibitors from top global organisations.


Exhibit or sponsor


  • Raise your company profile where England raised the Ashes Urn in August 2015
  • Bring as many as four of your team to interact with the people who could drive your business to the next level
  • Brand your tabletop stand and invite students to interact with your business
  • Forge a long-standing corporate relationship with key educational institutions
  • Receive a complimentary listing in our Show Directory

Stand prices start at £1,000 + VAT.


  • Reach out to the graduates of the future by putting your name to one of our bespoke sponsorship packages
  • Take a position in our exclusive Fresh Careers Guide and receive a complimentary full-page advert in the show directory
  • Benefit from having your logo on the Fresh Careers Fair website and on our show signage
  • Brand a student delegate bag, sponsor the wi-fi, or even put your logo on a photo booth



Linda Bloomfield
Tel: +44 (0)7711 509709

Tommy Leighton
Tel: +44 (0)7773 428325


Event Information


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FCF16 Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Hughes is Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, and Visiting Professor at the Royal Agricultural University, UK.
He is a much sought-after speaker at international conferences and seminars on global food industry issues, particularly consumer and retail trends. During his distinguished career, David has lived and worked in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa and South East Asia and has extensive experience as an international advisory board member with food companies and financial service organisations on three continents.
He has wide experience of fresh produce – for 20 years, he was a Non-Executive Director of Berry Gardens Ltd – a UK farmer-owned berry fruit business (£230 million turnover in 2015). With his American business partner, David also established, grew and sold a branded fresh produce business, which served supermarkets in the USA.
Around the globe, he works with food and beverage supply-chain companies – including farm input, growers, manufacturers and ingredient companies, retailers and foodservice firms – to assist them in management training, strategy and Board level decision-making.
David’s views are frequently sought by TV, radio and the printed press and he lit up the Fresh Careers Fair with a talk on the fresh produce and food industries and the many opportunities that lie within.  Click here to view presentation.

During the Fresh Careers Fair, students will have a unique opportunity to pitch themselves to three widely experienced fresh produce industry figures – our very own Produce Dragons. The highly-respected Dragons will listen to an ‘elevator pitch’* from each student, before offering their honest and constructive feedback, to help improve the student’s interview technique and give them focus in their search for a career in this wonderful industry. The best pitch on the day will also win an iPad Mini.

*It should be possible to deliver an ‘elevator pitch’ in the time span of an elevator ride, or in our case 2-3 minutes!

Will Sibley

Will is a leading fruit tree nurseryman and has been running his own nurseries for over 35 years. During his career in fruit Will has been instrumental in the development of commercial apricot growing in the UK and the development of Braeburn as a major UK variety. His love of exploring the boundaries of plants has led to the expansion of peach, apricot and fig growing across the country and the introduction of a range of dwarf fruits for the smallest of gardens. He served as the Master of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers in 2006, a Trustee of Borough Market, Trustee and Chairman of the East Malling Trust, a board member of the NCGMA Chrysalis Board. Will is currently a Board Member of the Horticulture Innovation Partnership and a Trustee of National Fruit Collections Trust.

For more information and to sign up to face the Dragons, email:


For further information please contact:

Tommy Leighton

Tommy Leighton

Managing Director
Linda Bloomfield

Linda Bloomfield

Sales Manager
Emma Grant

Emma Grant

Event & Communication Manager

2nd Floor – Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BD, United Kingdom

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