'I work with clients to help them develop their business profitably'
Lydia graduated from Imperial College London with a Master of Science before working as a Senior Buyer at Waitrose for 16 years. She now specialises as a Retail Business Consultant advising clients how to develop their businesses profitably in conjunction with their supermarket and retail customers.
She is an expert negotiator with a proven track record of developing business strategies to create sustainable growth, strong profitability, sales and underlying volume growth.
After 20 years of working for retailers as a food and non-food Buyer, Lydia is uniquely positioned to provide a detailed insider perspective as to how supermarket Buyers think, what they are looking for and advice on how to fit in and adapt succinctly with a retailer's business model.
Lydia provides detailed advice about UK retailing and the food industry to the Banking sector, Investment firms and Management Consulting firms. She was a speaker at Citi Bank’s Pan European Consumer Conference.
She advises government trade departments and international supermarket groups who want to understand how UK retailers perform and the best practise that they can implement. She was a speaker at CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries) the agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, presenting to the ProOlivo delegation from Peru.
Product development is a major strength. Her Biology BSc (specialising in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry) from University College London, as well as a MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London, have been invaluable when working with food and non-food factories, technologists and new product development teams.
The key to Lydia's success is having a deep understanding of the shopper and the end consumer; how they think, behave and ultimately what they purchase. By using this knowledge, she has been able to create new business opportunities by providing targeted profitable solutions for her clients.
She has a proven track record of developing business strategies to create sustainable growth, strong profitability, sales and underlying volume growth.