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We remove business barriers to help exciting new food brands the best chance of success – across the UK.

We're a voice for the independents, championing change and empowerment.


A brand should succeed because it’s got the best food – not the biggest bank balance.”

Alex Haney Sessions Market

We’re a nation of food lovers. Hungry for real brands with real stories, and only getting hungrier.

But there’s a problem. Starting and growing a food brand has never been harder. Big, established chains rule the roost. And without the cash and infrastructure, even the most gifted new chefs and founders can’t compete.

It means brilliant concepts fail to break through. The public’s craving for authenticity goes unsatisfied. And the big names keep on getting bigger.

We think that’s wrong. A brand should succeed because it’s got the best food – not the biggest bank balance.

So we’re putting things right.

We started Sessions because we thought there must be a better way and wanted to take on the big guys and champion the independents.

Through our Sessions platform, we identify the most passionate chefs with the most promising brands. And we back them all the way to nationwide fame.

We're here to help and support to get their ideas off the ground. Venues to test and refine what they offer. A network of kitchens to expand UK-wide. And the best deals with leading delivery apps.

The result? An ecosystem that’s fairer and more inclusive. A meritocracy, where the best brands always rise to the top. And a nation of diners getting the food they really want.

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Why Sessions?

  • 1 mil

    people served in our food hall and on delivery platforms

  • 16

    passionate food partners growing with Sessions

  • 50+

    sites nationwide


Meet the team

Grow your brand with our seasoned team of food and hospitality industry heavyweights.

  • Sessions Market People 6

    Dan Warne CEO & Founder

    Former Managing Director of Deliveroo
  • Sessions Market People 4

    Ian Banks CFO

    Former CFO of Soho House Group
  • Sessions Market People

    Ben O'Brien COO

    Founder of pioneering sustainable food brand Sourced Market
  • Sessions Market People 12

    Graham Turner Chairman

    Former CEO of Tragus Restaurant Group
  • Sessions Caroline Corthouts

    Caroline Corthouts Chief of Staff

    Former Corporate/Investment Banker at MUFG
  • Sessions Market People

    Olivia Reid Food Director

    Over 20 years of experience working in the hospitality sector with a focus on independents
  • Sessions Market Jack Anderson

    Jack Anderson Commercial Director

    Former Global Retail Growth Director at Brewdog
  • Luke Thomas

    Luke Thomas Creative Culinary Director

    Award-winning chef and restauranteur, published cookbook author
  • Sessions Market People 7

    James Marvin Enterprise Sales Director

    Former Head of Growth at RA group
  • Sessions Kelly Davis

    Kelly Davis Head of Talent

    Former Talent & Development Partner at Eataly
  • Sessions Market People 2

    Stefan Marjanovic Head of Strategy & Insights

    Former Lead Consultant at Newton Europe
  • Sessions Market People 10

    Louis Haynes Head of Sales

    Former Key Account Manager at Seedlip
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    Shannon Butler Head of Marketing

    Former Marketing and Sales at The Salt Room
  • Sessions Market People 3

    Sunny Patel Culinary Trainer Manager

    Two decades as a Chef across 7 different countries and a number of different cuisines
  • Sessions Market People 5

    Danny Staples Culinary Trainer

    Two decades working front and back of house and running events such as Secret Cinema and Winter Wonderland
  • Sessions James Gale

    Jimmy Gale Lead Brand Scout

    Extensive track record of scouting and developing food brands, with years of kitchen experience under his belt
  • Sessions Sezgin Isguzar

    Sezgin Isguzar Analytics Manager

    Former Technical Co-founder & Data Scientist at Thames Digital
  • Sessions Becca Yiangou

    Becca Yiangou Commercial Finance Manager (Accelerator)

    Former Senior Finance Business Partner at Just Eat
  • Sessions Market People 9

    Kathy Taylor Business Development Manager

    Former Business Development Manager at Sodexo
  • Sessions Market People

    Rob Singleton Business Development Manager

    Former Account Executive at Just Eat
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    Catherine Ainsley Regional Director

    Former Head of Partnerships Stasher
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    Sarah Hills Senior Account Manager

    Former Account Manager HeadBox
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    Shirin Kouros Incubation Director

    Co-Founder of The Good Life Eatery
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    Ron Lento Operations Excellence Director

    Former Group Innovations Director Bill's Restaurants
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    Sam Watson Commercial Finance Manager

    Former Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
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    Tshombe Maynard Business Development Manager

    Former Graduate Commercial Development Executive
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    Suko Akulin Business Development Manager

    Former Sales Development Representative Touchiest
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    Pippa Bullard Business Development Manager

    Former Senior Business Development Manager The Leadership Board
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    William Clay Accelerator Operations Director

    Former Buyer Lead at Weezy

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