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Putting People At The Heart Of Hospitality – Belu Water x AllAboutFood Summit 2020

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

*Please Register via Zoom Link*


In our old, fast-paced world it might have been easy to forget that people are the power behind the best businesses. This reflective conversation will spark new ideas for building happier teams and incredible customer ‘experiences’. We will also look at ways to maintain your links with the local community as our new world demands businesses play a vital role in their communities that goes beyond sales. We will cover mental health, charity partnerships and looking after each other.


  • Samantha Clarke, Happiness Consultant
  • Mex Ibrahim, Co-Founder Women In The Food Industry
  • Vanessa Johnson-Burgess, HR and employment law expert
  • Chaired By Harriet Minter, Badass Women’s Hour


Belu Water and Allbright have joined forces to curate and launch AllAboutFood Summit, a full day of online conversations with inspired minds from across the hospitality, food and beverage industries. As women-led businesses we want to provide actionable tips and insights into the future of hospitality and ensure that collaboration networks are built to get women back to successfully leading the hospitality industry in innovative ways.

 Over the course of the day we will host a series of conversations and masterclasses that offer insight and practical advice for women working through their re-opening plans.

We are directing attendees to donate to Hestia in return for free masterclasses and insight to support their businesses recover from Covid-19.



Samantha Clarke is a happiness consultant and author of Love It or Leave It – How to be Happy at work   Through her LILI LIFE platform, individuals can get in the moment advice, practical and actionable bite size content and a community to help them find more work happiness throughout their working day or build a brand new work portfolio.  As a faculty lecturer at The School of Life and The Guardian Masterclasses, she facilitates workshops on career potential, building a portfolio career, managing stress and confidence. You can find out more about her book here and her work here

Formerly Head of Marketing & Social Media at Great British Chefs – the UK’s fastest growing food website –  after almost 8 years in that role Mex is now co-founder of Women In The Food Industry www.womeninthefoodindustry.com – an initiative shining a spotlight on the work of inspiring women in the industry with interviews, podcasts and events. She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers, on New Food Magazine’s advisory board and an Ambassador for The Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year Awards. Her areas of specialism include sustainability, food entrepreneurs, equality within the food industry and ethical eating.

Vanessa Johnson-Burgess is a HR and employment law expert and a Fellow of the CIPD. She is the founder and CEO of Inclusive Recruiting, a Recruitment agency and Training organisation. Inclusive recruiting specialises in the hiring of diverse talent and delivers innovative training workshop programs to progressive organisations serious about embedding inclusion and belonging. She is also the founder and Director of A little bit of HR, delivering HR services and employment advice to SME’s helping them navigate HR, support employees, and deliver best in practice and inclusive employment experiences.