Keith Pordum, CEO of Bon Appetit, has been a member of the University of Brighton’s business growth programme Profitnet since 2008.
He re-joined Profitnet in 2014 as part of the Manor Royal Group.
He was encouraged to expand into the healthcare sector through a new digital marketing strategy, with Profitnet members suggesting more than 30 ideas to increase sales.
One of the greatest insights that Keith drew from the programme was the importance of innovation in his business.
Keith has found innovation to be particularly important to help develop the equipment his company has and their hot food vending products.
Keith said: "My non-executive board used to cost me £12,000 a year but with Profitnet, I get a board of 12 directors every month and the input from them has been absolutely vital."