Sue Nelson

I am the founder and presenter of The FoodTalk Radio Show, CEO of The Breakthrough Group, author of Foodtech UK and founder of TLA FoodTech. Our radio weekly programme was launched in March 2016 to showcase UK food tech, food innovation and to promote artisan producers ( Food and drink experts, chefs and food writers from around the country also discuss the latest trends in everything from distribution and delivery, to taste profiles and tech innovation. I have appeared on nearly every national radio programme in the UK from Jeremy Vine to Radio 4’s The Food Programme. I was formerly CEO of NW Fine Foods and have been a regular guest on television programmes as diverse as Trisha and The Culture Show. I have been a food writer for Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life and I am the author of the NW Fine Food Guide with Simon Rimmer of Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, as well as the more recent book, FoodTech UK. My fellow presenters on the FoodTalk Show are Ollie Lloyd, Co-founder and CEO of Great British Chefs working with chefs such as Marcus Wareing, Michael Caines, Tom Aikens and Nathan Outlaw, and Holly Shackleton, Editor of Speciality Food magazine.

Special subjects

UK FoodTech and UK artisan food producers

Languages spoken

English only

Regular work

CEO of Breakthrough Group Founder and presenter of FoodTalk Radio Show On a number of advisory boards

Advisory boards / Awards

I am on the advisory board for ForwardFooding and NCL Ventures and am the Founder and Head of TLA FoodTech - all of these organisations aim to encourage investment into the UK food and foodtech sectors. I am a judge on the FreeFrom Food Awards and chair of judges on the FoodTalk Awards

Commercial interests

I am the founder, owner and CEO of The Breakthrough Group (, which employs 20 staff and has delivered £40 million of funding to 750 small businesses (many of them food businesses) since its inception in April 2015.

Sue Nelson