Nitisha Patel

Nitisha Patel

Nitisha Patel is an award-winning chef and food consultant from Wolverhampton who has dedicated her life to exploring food and flavour. She has numerous achievements under her belt including first…

David Colcombe

David Colcombe

David is a member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and the British Culinary Federation, as well as an Honorary Fellow and visiting professor at University College Birmingham. He…

Nitisha Patel

Nitisha Patel is an award-winning chef and food consultant from Wolverhampton who has dedicated her life to exploring food and flavour. She has numerous achievements under her belt including first…

Tara Tomes

Tara Tomes

Having been both agency and client-side prior to EAST VILLAGE., Tara has worked with local independent retailers, internationally renowned fashion brands, acclaimed entertainment and event venues, large scale exhibitions, and…

Alex Nicholson-Evans

Alex Nicholson-Evans

Alex Nicholson-Evans is Commercial Director for Birmingham Museums. Her work includes overseeing the museum cafes, shops and venue hire business in addition to developing new sustainable income streams across nine…

Tony Elvin

Tony Elvin

Now head honcho at Touchwood Shopping Centre, Tony has a rich and varied hospitality/leisure background working in and operating hotels, bars, restaurants and health clubs for the likes of De…

Ben Drayner

Ben Drayner

I entered the Hospitality industry over 10 years ago working in cocktail bars and restaurants while at University in Sheffield, before taking an internship at The Gresham Hotel in central…

Marverine Cole

Marverine Cole

Marverine Cole is a born and bred Brummie and she’s something of an A-lister when it comes to Food and Drink because she was Birmingham’s very first ever qualified Beer…

Conrad Brunton

Conrad Brunton

Conrad is undoubtedly one our  biggest champions of the food, drink and hospitality scene in Birmingham. Conrad entered the catering and hospitality industry at the age of 14 when he started…

Kevin Urquhart

Kevin Urquhart

Kevin Urquhart is Managing Director and Founder of Fraser Urquhart Media – a unique hybrid of Publicity and Publishing Consultancy. Since 1999, they are proud publishers of the iconic SIXTY9…

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