Chairman, Prestige Purchasing

David Read

David established supply chain consultancy Prestige Purchasing in 1998, since then it has become recognised as the thought leader on procurement and distribution within the Foodservice sector. The company’s annual Food Inflation report has become an important part of the sector’s calendar, and is widely respected as the major source of insight into historic and future food market performance. David has previously sat on the Board of the Academy of Food & Wine Service, and has spoken at World Travel Market, Food Ethics Council Business Forum, and several Propel and MCA Report events. He writes extensively in the trade press, and during 2016 appeared on BBC Breakfast, and twice on BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours discussing food inflation, and the future of food and drink in the UK.

In recent times he has founded a fast casual restaurant business serving fresh and healthy Indian inspired
food called Kheera Kitchen.

Living in Edgbaston, Birmingham his spare time is absorbed by composing, recording and playing material
with indie rock band TuftycluB.