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Leading Change: Networking event and One to Watch award dinner

October 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

£160 – £185

Leading Change: Networking Event and One to Watch award dinner

Thursday 6 October 2022, 5:00pm- 09:30pm, Hogarths Hotel, Solihull

Join Meat Business Women for a fantastic evening of networking, a luxury three-course dinner, drinks and a very special guest speaker; entrepreneur Ranjit Singh Boparan, founder of 2 Sisters Food Group.

The evening will start with a welcome drink, time to catch up with your existing network and make new connections. You’ll have the chance to get a professional headshot taken by our photographer which you can use to update your LinkedIn profile, corporate bio, CV etc. The photographer will be available throughout the evening.

We’ll enjoy a luxury three-course dinner with wine, and hear from our very special guest speaker Ranjit Singh Boparan. Ranjit founded 2 Sisters Food Group in 1993 and after rapid growth, it is now listed 9th on the Sunday Times Top Track 100 and is one of the largest food companies in the UK by turnover. Ranjit will talk about key leadership lessons, talent attraction and retention and give his insights into the meat/poultry sector.

Following dinner, the winner of our highly anticipated 2022 One to Watch prize will then be announced.

To end the evening please feel free to continue networking with our Meat Business Women community.

Members Discount

MBW members will receive a £25 discount on their ticket. Log into your members portal here to retrieve the discount code. Not currently a member? Click here to join and gain access to your code meatbusinesswomen.org

Dress Code

Smart Casual

Ticket Prices

£160 – 185 + fees

Our Keynote Speaker:

Entrepreneur Ranjit Singh Boparan is the founder of food manufacturing company 2 Sisters Food Group and currently President of parent company Boparan Holdings Limited (BHL).

Born in August 1966 in Bilston, West Midlands, Ranjit left school aged 16 to work in a butcher’s shop. He founded 2 Sisters Food Group in 1993 with a small bank loan. Initially a frozen retail poultry cutting operation, 2 Sisters has grown rapidly through acquisition and expanded to cover more than 20 manufacturing sites in the UK and Europe.

The group employs over 18,000 people, and annual sales exceed £2.5 billion. It is listed 9th on the Sunday Times Top Track 100 and is one of the largest food companies in the UK by turnover.

Over the past 25 years, the company has evolved from a small scale operation to a world class diversified food manufacturer with strong market positions in Poultry, Prepared Meals and Bakery categories.

The company focuses on delivering the highest quality product to customers at the lowest cost. UK customers include Aldi, Asda, Co-op, KFC, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

Ranjit has successfully implemented a series of acquisitions to grow the business, most notably the acquisitions of Hillsdown in 2000, Storteboom in 2010 and Northern Foods in 2011.

Although predominantly a private label manufacturer, 2 Sisters also produce branded products such as Hollands Pies.

Aside from 2 Sisters, Ranjit also holds interests in a portfolio of other businesses, primarily in food production and national restaurant chains.

He received an honorary doctorate from Nottingham Trent University in July 2015, “in recognition of his significant contribution to the food manufacturing industry, to education and the development of his workforce, and for his philanthropic interests.”

Proud to have exceptional long-standing customer relationships, Ranjit’s mantra is to put the customer at the heart of everything the business does.

Key Information

Car Park Facilities

Complimentary car parking facilities


→ Taxis can be booked via reception

→ Dorridge Train Station is a 5 minute drive

→ NEC Train Station is a 16 minute drive

Discounted Room Rate

Meat Business Women members will receive a discounted room rate if you wish to stay over. Please email info@meatbusinesswomen.org for more detail


October 6, 2022
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
£160 – £185
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Hogarths Hotel, Solihull
Four Ashes Road, Dorridge
Solihull, B93 8QE United Kingdom