Andrea is a walking philosopher with some very strong opinions on the ethics of business and the community around food and drink. I’ve interviewed Andrea before about his business and journey, but today we focus on the recent opening of his latest venue in an absolutely stunning old church in Mayfair. I’ll let you listen to andrea’s eloquent description of that stunning space.
Andrea stayed open in some guise throughout the lockdown since their business is pretty diverse from a deli, bakery and shop through to street trade units. Andrea’s philosophy is that entrepreneurship means sometimes you make money and sometimes you lose money, but all the way through you must focus on and serve your community.
We touch on the dream incubator campaign that they shifted to online due to coronavirus and how the success of that has motivated Andrea to try and expand it to overseas markets. And I explore Andreas thoughts on why small is beautiful, and in some ways how that can even be translated to how countries are managing the pandemic, including his home country of Italy.
We end on the Agricultural bill and the necessity to at least keep moving forwards with food standards and ethics, and not to see leaving the EU as a chance to make any backward steps.
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