Elaine has first-hand experience supporting leaders in the food industry. She spent 10 years in international leadership training, and set up her own training practice in Paris where she worked with senior leaders at Apple France and food companies such as Bio Springer and Lesaffre.
In 2019, Elaine moved back to England and transitioned into coaching, gaining qualifications in Transformational Coaching, Emotional Intelligence and Resilience.
Elaine is now based in the heart of the Lake District, Windermere, and is developing her niche within the UK food and beverage sector.
She also runs an award-winning food business, selling luxury cakes that are infused with fine rums. These rummy cakes are based on her mother Vie’s traditional recipe.
“Vie’s Jamaican Rum Cakes is a small operation with great ambitions. Setting it up from an initial idea through to manufacturing and finding an enthusiastic customer base has given me first-hand experience of the end-to end-process and the challenges of running a food business. I speak your language and understand the delicate balance between creating excellent products and profitability.”
Elaine also mentors founders of start-up food businesses all over the country through the Transmit Startups mentoring programme.