Darren A. Smith
Darren has worked in the world of supermarkets and suppliers for over 24 years. His story is one of a game of two halves. For the first 12 years he worked as a Buyer & Category Manager in one of the big four UK supermarkets buying mainly fresh foods, from cottage cheese to fruit. Seeing the opportunity to enable supermarkets and suppliers to work better together, he founded MBM and has spent the last 12 years working with suppliers on People Development to enable them to get the best from their people with their retail accounts through Sticky Learning http://www.makingbusinessmatter.co.uk/why-choose-us/sticky-learning/ His main specialities are Category Management Training, Negotiation Skills and Time Management. His personal blog on People Development. The latter particularly because he was once an ‘email inbox junkie’! His favourite film will send him into a tailspin as he has so many, yet with his arm up his back, he chose ‘Gladiator’. When not working you’ll find him living in Thame with his wife, Gayle, and children, Gabby and Jack, creating memorable experiences because he believes ‘life is for the taking’.