Clive Beddall, OBE – Food Industry & Media Consultant

Clive Beddall, OBE FIGD International Food Industry & Media Consultant
An international business journalist by profession, Clive Beddall was
editor-in-chief of The Grocer, Europe’s leading and most influential
food and drink magazine, for 12 years and worked with the weekly
journal for 38 years.
He now runs his own food and media consultancy, based in West
Sussex, UK, and is a regular speaker on food and farming matters
throughout Europe, the US and the Far East.
In 2003, he was presented with the OBE (Order of the British
Empire), medal by Queen Ellizabeth2 for services to the food
industry. In 2001 he was voted as one of the top six business
magazine editors in Great Britain and in 2002 received a UK
magazine publishing industry special achievement award.
Clive was, for five years, a member of a top-level industry group, set
up by Tony Blair, to devise strategies to help improve the efficiency
and profitability of food and farming in the UK. In addition, he acts as
a media adviser for several leading multi-national food groups.
A regular TV and radio broadcaster on food and farming affairs, as a
journalist he has covered food and agriculture issues on every
continent. He has made several visits to Israel to write about the
country’s food and drink industry.
He also writes for leading business magazines in mainland Europe
and the US.
He lives with his wife, Margaret, who also worked with the Grocer
magazine, in a cottage on the English Channel coast.
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