#134 David Lockwood, MD of Neal's Yard Dairy, on Having a 10-year Plan

Hospitality Mavericks Podcast

25-11-2021 • 1 hr 4 mins

Today’s guest David Lockwood has been involved with the British cheese scene for 25 years – and is currently the Managing Director of Neal's Yard Dairy. The artisanal cheese retailer works with about 40 cheesemakers. They select, mature and sell farmhouse cheese from the UK and Ireland. Their secret to their success? Always have a clear, long-term plan in mind. I had a great time meeting David in person, checking out their dairy in London. Tune in to our conversation as we explore the history of Neal’s Yard, mission statements, paying your staff good salaries, being flavour-driven, treating your suppliers like they are your partners – and his brief stint working on Wall Street.  Links: Neal’s Yard Dairy: ​​https://www.nealsyarddairy.co.uk/ (https://www.nealsyarddairy.co.uk/)  #114 Ari Weinzweig, Co-Founder of Zingerman's, on Self-Leadership: https://hospitality-mavericks.captivate.fm/episode/114 (https://hospitality-mavericks.captivate.fm/episode/114)  #91 Pim de Morree, Co-Founder of Corporate Rebels, on Progressive Missions: https://hospitality-mavericks.captivate.fm/episode/91 (https://hospitality-mavericks.captivate.fm/episode/91)  David’s email: david@nealsyarddairy.co.uk   Connect with the podcast: https://colossal-designer-2784.ck.page/40ada1483a (Join the Hospitality Mavericks newsletter): https://rb.gy/5rqyeq (https://rb.gy/5rqyeq)   A big thank you to our sponsor Bizimply who are helping progressive leaders and operators making every shift run like clockwork. Head to our website at https://www.bizimply.com/?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=mavericks (www.bizimply.com) or email them directly at advice@bizimply.com. Download Your Free Copy of From Fragile to Agile White Paper here👇 https://www.bizimply.com/resources/navigate-the-new-era-of-hospitality/ (https://www.bizimply.com/resources/navigate-the-new-era-of-hospitality/) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy