John Cavey

John has had a successful career with a major plc where he held senior domestic and international positions and regards the highlight as tea with Mrs Thatcher when he persuaded her to introduce flexible licensing hours! Subsequently he operated a venture capital backed business and his own coffee equipment sales and distribution business.
A plc divisional MD and entrepreneur who has experienced managing a range of professional services providers
John has worked with major international management consultancies, marketing and advertising agencies, international and country specific legal practices and been involved in cross border pricing evaluations. He has also been responsible for buying back distribution agreements and establishing foreign operating companies.
Currently assisting a range of companies
Currently provides strategy, business development and coaching services based on his extensive business experience. Current clients are in the food services, commercial coffee distribution and corporate services sectors.
John is married with three grown up children who have successful careers in TV production and Advertising. Interests: Rugby, Golf, Aston Villa, Rotary and family Qualifications: European Marketing Programme of INSEAD International Business Programme of INSEAD B.A. (Honours) Business Studies Diploma of the Market Research Society

Career summary

2008 - Date
KVCS Independent Consultant
Specialises in helping individuals and organisations to profitably develop business
2001 –2008
Mantaya UK Ltd Owner
Developed coffee equipment distribution and service business for three major international equipment brands in the UK for trade sale.
1997 –2001
Interactive Language Teaching Ltd Managing Director
Re-positioned software based language teaching business for development and trade sale.
1990 –1996
Allied Domecq Retailing International European MD of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream; Senior VP UK Operations; Senior VP International Concept Development for Baskin Robbins and Dunkin Donuts
• Developed the first Dunkin Donuts store in Russia. • Established UK licensing Agreement with Sbarro for multi-brand retail concept. • Created coffee concept for worldwide implementation. • Initiated substantial growth of Dunkin in garage forecourt retailing. • Established UK production for Baskin Robbins • Negotiated termination of European agency agreements • Set-up new French and Spanish companies
1980 - 1989
Allied Breweries Marketing Director Ansells Ltd. Marketing Director Taylor Walker Ltd
• Responsible for all marketing activities and a multi-million £ pub acquisition and redevelopment programme. • Brewers Society spokesman. • Met Margaret Thatcher.
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