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Sustainability at our core

Our industry-wide knowledge covers farm production, supply chain distribution, food retailing and food delivery logistics. We believe that sustainable agriculture and smart farming are the only ways the food industry can exist in this challenging time.

Future focused

We are dedicated to helping innovative agri-foodtech startups and scale-ups, disruptively changing the market place, to contribute to solving the urgent challenges facing the global food industry.

Forward Food Tech team

Rob Ward


Rob has built and sold five food businesses ranging from Grocery Retail; CPG Grocery Wholesale; Food Brand Investment Accelerator and Food Technology in the UK and Europe. Rob is an acclaimed international keynote conference speaker and is considered an expert industry influencer.

Ilario Di Bon


As a global investor, executive and advisor for over 25 years, Ilario has developed unique expertise in dealing with the growth challenges of a variety of companies, large and small.

Ilario has extensive experience in supporting founders and entrepreneurs on business growth.

Where innovative food & agricultural tech brands


We help forward-thinking agri-foodtech startups and scale-ups to grow globally, by providing expert business consulting and investment opportunities.

40+ years of experience

We have 40+ years of combined commercial experience in the Agri-Foodtech and investor relations sectors with a proven track record of building and scaling Food & Agribusinesses.

Discover Leadership Hub '20

See this year's StartUp & ScaleUp brands

Helping ambitious scale-ups to build the future agrifood ecosystem

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Paul Rostand

Founder, Great British Biscotti Ltd.

I’ve known Rob for over 4 years, he has both a practical and creative approach to helping us fine-tune our business has been core to our businesses development.

Daniel Spayne

Managing Director, Equinox Kombucha

Rob has been extremely helpful in providing insight and advice in terms of growing our business. His strength and depth of experience in both FMCG and Manufacturing business proves extremely useful in helping smaller start-up businesses achieve their growth and investment goals.

Prof. David Hughes

Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing
Imperial College London

I work best with enthusiastic, knowledgeable people who are intrinsically entrepreneurial and innovative and are quick to identify commercial solutions from tricky problems.
That’s why I enjoy working with Rob Ward and his team.

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