Award-winning expert speaker, MC and facilitator in the international fresh food sectors. With more than 20 years’ experience and an impressive track record of implementing highly successful award winning marketing campaigns, he is the inspiration and the leader behind Beanstalk Global. Max brings sound knowledge and understanding of the fresh food sector, its challenges and strengths.
A highly experienced event host, Max is especially skilled in storytelling and helping bring a voice to others to tell their unique stories. His mission is to inspire, educate, inform and to make a real difference.
Max and his Beanstalk team are proud to represent a select number of international groups to help them prosper and drive diversity in fresh food. These include the likes of Global Women Fresh, SheTrades and the International Trade Centre. His career includes a 20-year tenure of an Executive Search Consultancy – Redfox – that majors on sourcing mid management to Board level individuals in Agri-Business and Fresh Food.
Max was awarded the UK Points of Light by the British Prime Minster for promoting International Fresh Produce. This was gained through the trip he created called The Great Fruit & Veg Adventure. He travelled by Triumph motorbike from London to Cape Town across 18 countries and 18,000 miles visiting over 50 farms and individuals to find out the amazing story of how fresh produce is grown for us all. He had 250,000 school children following him in real time and won various other marketing awards for the inspiring nature of his trip.
Through his professional and philanthropic background, he created the Beanstalk Global initiative. The Beanstalk mission is simply – “To support, educate and promote the International Fresh Food sectors to help them thrive and grow faster.”
Max is an accomplished speaker with great presence and gravitas. He is well informed about contemporary issues in the International sectors of fresh food and fresh produce. He has the ability to engage with whatever group he is talking to with wit, humour and a high energy approach.
Max is available as a keynote, guest speaker or host on either a virtual or full conferences basis. He is able to invigorate an audience and deliver an engaging speech or host/chair a debate focusing on the topics established in a client brief. As a proponent of the field of international fresh foods, he has excelled and gained significant industry experience to date.
He can combine concise points with anecdotes relating to his personal journey to arrive at an end goal set out by an event organiser. With the ability to present information in a unique way, he allows audiences to view a subject in a different light ensuring audiences are left inspired, entertained and educated on the subject matter.