Thursday 4th October 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The Boardroom, 50 Brook Street, London, W1K 5DR
Do business while enjoying fine wines and cheeses at a private Mayfair venue! Here’s your chance to meet Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones – businessman, farmer, and founder of “The Black Farmer” range of food products.
Born in Jamaica and raised in Birmingham, Wilfred left school without qualifications and became a cook. BBC Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham gave him a job as a runner and launched his TV career. He worked as a director at the BBC, notably on its Food and Drink programme, until he left to follow his colleague Peter Bazalgette, now best-known for being the man who brought Big Brother to the UK.
Wilfred left TV to set up his own marketing company and worked with brands such as Cobra Beer, Kettle Chips, and Loyd Grossman sauces. The success of his marketing company enabled him to buy a farm in Devon in 1999, from where he started the Black Farmer range of meats in 2004.
Subsequently he established the Young Black Farmer Scholarship, which enables inner-city school leavers from ethnic minorities to live and work on the farm. “Giving opportunity to others is a key focus in my life. Throughout my own life and career I have had a helping hand from others”, says Wilfred. He has extensive know-how and skills in presenting, broadcasting, branding and marketing.
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