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Tony Stone

Tony Stone

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Entrepreneur and MD of Stoats

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Keynote speaker Tony Stone is a successful entrepreneur who started his renowned porridge company Stoats in 2005. Read more about this down-to-earth speaker with expertise in the hands-on side of entrepreneurship, the food industry, brand building, business growth, and PR.

The range of products offered by Tony Stone’s company Stoats is constantly evolving. Learn about starting, growing, and running a business from the inspirational entrepreneur Tony Stone. His expertise is highly sought after and he has appeared on various TV shows, is a regular contributor on Radio Scotland and gives talks across the UK.

Tony Stone has always been passionate about food and drink, working in a range of hotels and restaurants throughout the UK. During that time, he noticed that porridge was gaining popularity and saw a business opportunity. Tony felt he ate too much junk food and that porridge, a ‘number one health food’ should be available as a replacement to junk food. So, In 2005 Tony and his business partner worked on bringing the world’s first porridge bar to market. Tony gained recognition for his company with his skills as an entrepreneur. Selling the new porridge bar at a range of sporting events, music festivals and farmers’ markets, Tony built a strong brand and developed consumer awareness throughout the UK. In 2007, Stoats even got a Guinness World Record for making the largest bowl of porridge in the world.

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    ‘My Journey through Porridge’ 

    • A look back at the idea conception, start-up phase and growing into a business now supplying major multiple supermarkets around the world.
    • Covers idea creation, working with friends, brand building, sales, PR, business growth and adaptability.

    Keynote by Speaker Tony Stone

    How to start up and build a food and drinks business 

    • Discussion of channels, building a strong differentiated brand, choosing ingredients, listening to customers, selling to the multiples, building teams and production – manufacturing vs outsourcing.

    Keynote by Speaker Tony Stone

    Entrepreneurship 

    • Start up, idea creation, building a strong team, working with external advisers, driving growth through the business.
    • Inspirational speaking – an inspirational speech for students and graduates planning the next phase of their career.

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    Your Business. Your responsibility

    • A thought provoking talk on how even the smallest business can have a world wide impact on others.
    • The Stoats Project – A workshop designing and developing a new product for Stoats.
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