Food & Beverage

If we are one thing, we are foodies. With our UK HQ based in bustling Camden Market, much of our team is surrounded by upcoming food and drink businesses and challenger brands everyday. Our passion for food and drink has led us to work with the likes of HelloFresh, Oatly, Beavertown Brewery, Signature Brew and RudeHealth. From recent graduate to Finance Director, we actively recruit outstanding individuals for all kinds of roles in Finance and Ops for major food and beverage companies.

Jobs we fill within the Food & Beverage sector

These are roles we typically recruit for within the food and drinks sector. If you want to find experienced professionals who seamlessly fit into your business, then you know who to contact.

Meet our team of highly qualified experts

Our team is brimming with experience and enthusiasm. No matter where your search will take you, our dedicated consultants will be supporting you at every step.

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Our Team
Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen

Lead Community Analyst

Dan was always the kid in class with the biggest packed-lunch. So when he joined Harmonic, it was no surprise that he started a campaign to support the Food and Beverage industry in supplying the best Finance, Operations and Supply Chain hires.

As Harmonic’s chief foodie, Dan not only understands the skills required to work within the industry, but also the passion, creativity and values which clients expect.

When he’s not exploring the latest businesses and products in the food and drink sector, Dan enjoys music, going to festivals and spending time on the East Kent Coast.

Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker

Founder & Managing Director

Charlie is the Founder and Managing Director at Harmonic. He has sixteen years in Search and Recruitment (with the prematurely grey hairs to show it) and leads on our Executive Search offering for clients seeking CEO, CFO or COO-level hires. Charlie is a judge for the British Business Awards, is the youngest recipient of the ‘Recruitment International Entrepreneur of the Year’ and holds the staffing and recruitment industry record for the ‘Sunday Times International Track 200’ (#5).

A failed musician and DJ (Charlie was in a band previously with Riz Ahmed of Rogue One / Sound of Metal Fame), he retains a massive passion for the arts and the UK and USA start-up scene. He is trustee for Bookmark Reading Charity and Board Advisor to Impact start-up accelerator: Unrest. He is a proud father to his daughter, Iris.

Charlotte Greenwood

Charlotte Greenwood

Community Manager

Charlotte works on the Interiors and Architecture space and has established a strong network with many of the big names in Clerkenwell. Now, Charlotte manages the Built Environment team at Harmonic, who help design businesses to grow their Finance and Ops teams. Alongside this, she has other commercial responsibilities including taking Harmonic through B-Corp verification.

Out of work, Charlotte loves travelling, running and is happiest when surrounded by dogs.

Ewan Fenley

Ewan Fenley

Community Analyst

Ewan joined a new department within Harmonic Finance dedicated specifically to contract employment. He works across all sectors from Food & Beverage to Music. He especially enjoys working with rapidly growing FinTech & SaaS Start-ups.

Outside of the office, Ewan spends most of his time playing rugby, in the gym, or searching for the best coffee shops around London.

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Food & Beverage insights

Harmonic Meets: James & Holy Moly Dips

Harmonic Meets: James & Holy Moly Dips

Holy Moly was founded by best friends Gaz & Tom, whilst arguing one night about who makes the best guacamole. Now stocked nationally and growing rapidly, their vision to bring good guac to the UK has been realised. This interview is between our very own Emily and James... Holy Moly's first finance hire.

Food & Beverage: Cash Flow Problems

Food & Beverage: Cash Flow Problems

​It’s a tough old game, food and beverages. In an industry where 9 in 10 startups fail, we need all the help we can get to succeed. If you get it right, there’s a huge market out there waiting to fill your coffers – food and beverage is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, turning over a cool £96 billion every year. With that said, Emily explores one of the biggest problems faced by F&B businesses: cash flow.

UK Food & Beverage VCs: The Harmonic Hotlist

UK Food & Beverage VCs: The Harmonic Hotlist

Searching for Investment in your Food & Beverage business? You need to read this list…

How Food and Beverage Companies Survived (and thrived) During Lockdown

How Food and Beverage Companies Survived (and thrived) During Lockdown

With restaurants closing for extended periods of time and supermarkets offering limited stock, the beginning of lockdown was a worrying time for food and beverage providers. Now, we take a look back at those who survived and how they did it.

2020 was not the year for giving up drinking… right?

2020 was not the year for giving up drinking… right?

Alcohol Free Beverages. 2020 was not the year for giving up drinking… right?

The Best of Meat Free Alternatives

The Best of Meat Free Alternatives

With COP26 well underway, governments will start to think about what changes can be made to limit the impact of human existence and consumption on the planet. To reduce animal agriculture, and look for alternative ways of feeding a growing population that has significantly less environmental impact, will be a challenge.

UK food & beverage VCs: the harmonic hotlist

UK food & beverage VCs: the harmonic hotlist

Searching for Investment in your Food & Beverage business? Our very own expert, Emily Pryor has put together this absolutely must-read list of the top VCs in the field...

Step aside, E-commerce. It’s time for Q-commerce to shine.

Step aside, E-commerce. It’s time for Q-commerce to shine.

Developed in a market shaped by the global pandemic, Q-commerce (or ‘Quick Commerce’) is the natural evolution of E-commerce with a huge emphasis on fast logistics. Consumer expectations have changed in the modern world.

The Best Of The Grocer Gold Awards 2022

The Best Of The Grocer Gold Awards 2022

June 14th saw the return of the annual Grocer Gold Awards in Guildhall London, celebrating the best and brightest brands that the grocery sector has to offer.

Deliver-who? Food delivery services to watch out for this year

Deliver-who? Food delivery services to watch out for this year

Trips to the post offices, banks or the high street to sort out your ‘life admin’ are now things of the past with the emergence of brilliant technology and automation taking care of things… nothing new right?

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We engaged Harmonic as our specialist agency and they did not fail to deliver. Cultural fit is a big factor in our recruitment process and Harmonic completely understood what we were all about. Mary Louca, People Manager, Bigham's Find out more about our values
We had an excellent experience working with Harmonic. They clearly know what is needed to drive high-performing finance teams within our sector. Landen Prescott-Brann, CFO, Itsu Find out more about our values
The overall process was enjoyable; they saved my time, had a supportive attitude and their candidate notes and preparation were detailed and accurate. Tim Lee, CEO, Mindful Chef Find out more about our values

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