We are proud to work with industry leaders across a wide range of sectors.

They say 'your net-worth is your network' and we couldn't agree more! Knowing the right people and working with the right teams is key when it comes to business success - and we know the best!

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Meet Tubby's Team

We have crafted an excellent network of associates & developed strong relationships to ensure all of our projects are supported with connections in the right places, across the globe. 

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Mike Walden - Owner

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Our owner has over 30 years experience within private equity & blue chip plc companies, across industries varying from retail, foodservice, non-food, facilities management & marine.

 

Mike has worked for a number of industry leading organisations in Executive board positions, as well as successfully buying, growing & selling his own companies within the FMCG sector.

 

Having had the good fortune to live & work in Dubai, Zurich, Paris & London, his journeys with work have resulted in extensive sourcing experience in over 30 countries worldwide.

 

He loves saving money for people!

 

V.Group | 4 Corners | Compass Group | Petsmart | Somerfield | Sainsburys | JH Dewhurst

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Nicki Wilson

Genie Recruitment

Nicki is the MD & Owner of the Middle East's leading FMCG recruitment company, Genie. Nicki has been specialising in recruiting for the FMCG, Retail and the Hospitality industries since 2011 and has an unrivalled reputation across the market. Born from a pure passion for the sector the Genie team work tirelessly to match the right candidates for the right role and work in a partnership approach with their clients. Her specialist agency are the experts in the field. Not only have they partnered with some of the most well established consumer companies in the region but they have also supported the recruitment efforts of some of the biggest brands in the world. Being passionate about helping SMEs and companies during their growth stages has been their particular strength and they pride themselves on being the thought leaders of the region, always being on hand to offer honest advice.

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Philip Newton

IBD Partner Services

Phil is our man in Brazil! He believes in bringing people & businesses together & allowing business to happen. IBD strive to understand your ambitions for growth and then work with our colleagues across the world to develop opportunities and to assist you in making the right connections.

IBD Partners operate with a clear focus to provide creative solutions, practical programmes and measurable results for our clients through cohesive partnering in identifying new international markets.

Phil & his team provide a complete service that enables companies large and small to develop exporting strategies in identifying, exploring, researching, evaluating, entering and cultivating new business in key markets for their products and services around the world.

In short, they grow your business through introducing new opportunities, raising finance or providing specialist training (cultural awareness a speciality) in a new country.

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Rob McCaffrey

Sports Personality

Rob is not only a famous British TV sports presenter, he is also the man that helps join the dots when it comes to networking in all industry channels for Tubby & Mac. The energy he shows when presenting TV shows such as Goals on Sunday and BEin Sports (Qatar) or more recently on Soccer Saturday, is exacerbated further when it comes to connecting our business network. A real live wire, want to get connected - he's the man! 

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Nathalie Grace

Creative Director

Nathalie is a freelance creative designer & marketing specialist - and the talent behind the Tubby&Mac website! She has a great eye for unique branding ideas, and can offer fully rounded marketing support to businesses & large scale companies. Her key skills include branding, creative design, web development & design, copywriting, digital marketing, print media & social advertising. Nathalie is excellent at bringing ideas to life with her creative flair.

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Sarah Motwali

CEO Ymakan

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Ymakan - F&B Market Entry Experts

Ymakan is a Dubai based, British owned company, specializing in food & beverage brand development, representation and marketing services; helping brands from all over the world establish and thrive in the UAE and wider GCC.  They offer a range of services including market entry strategy, introductions, execution and ongoing brand representation in-country, which includes everything from direct sales into the region’s key accounts, distributor selection and ongoing account management.

 

Ymakan represent a mix of F&B brands ‘acting as their feet on the ground’ in the region, with a focus on healthy, clean label ingredients.  We help develop brands all the way through to the end consumer and buyer, create a buzz and reason to buy amongst the Foodie & Family consumers both in smaller targeted settings and on mass to their relevant audiences

 

We are always keen to explore opportunities with innovative and unique food and beverage brands who not only want to establish and grow in the Middle East, but have a passion to develop their brand and revenues long-term.  It is important that we represent brands that have the same values of transparency, sustainability, integrity, realism and dedication to continue to grow once they have entered the market. 

 

The Ymakan team is made up of some of the most experienced, passionate and talented sales and creative people in the region with an extensive network of food and beverage decision makers who they have worked with over a number of years and gained complete respect and trust that they will deliver what they say.  We always treat our brands with the same passion, energy and drive for success as if they were our own.