Member Event: Made in Britain

Jason Knights, Blue Kangaroo and Nagma Ebanks-Beni, Prima Cheese

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30 November 2017, 18:00 - 20:30
The Centre for Professional and Executive Development Teesside University, Vicarage Road, Darlington

These two British businesses are united by a fearless determination to succeed and an unrelenting ambition to discover new opportunities that drive their business forward.

Co-founder of Blue Kangaroo - one of the world’s leading character licensing creative companies - Jason Knights’ firm stayed relatively small until it began to export.

Spotting the UK market was shrinking, Jason took a leap of faith and, with support from the Department for International Trade, managed to seal a meeting with Disney in LA.

Despite wondering ‘what they were doing there’, Blue Kangaroo not only won the pitch, but have gone on to work regularly with Walt Disney, as well as Warner Bros, Pixar, Lucasfilm and a host of other global brands.

After running her own restaurant in London, Nagma Ebanks-Beni returned to the family business at a time when Prima Cheese was firmly established as the leading UK provider of pizza cheese.

Brought back to drive further expansion, Nagma quickly set about creating a plan to export pizza cheese around the world. Starting with a few key clients in Peru, Lebanon and Dubai, Prima is now exported to every continent and has a global reputation for strong family values, trust, integrity and a solid product.

Prima was crowned North East Exporter of the Year in the 2017; with expansion into the fast-growing Asian market next on Nagma’s list.

EXPLORE how a 'just do it' attitude has helped make these Nort East businesses a global success

LEARN about the family values and culture that keep Prima Cheese at the top of their industry

GAIN an insight into exporting both products and services around the world

Ticket Price:
Member £0.00 + VAT
Exchange Members £0.00 + VAT
Corporate Partner £0.00 + VAT
Business Support Partner £0.00 + VAT
Members Guest £25.00 + VAT

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