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Background

Company Directors Nicholas Lestas and Michelle McNicholl-Lestas have been in business for over 30 years. Much of their work has involved the development of the Food Sector in NI. The Good Food & Wine Co brand was established in January 2012 by both Directors to produce high quality Award Winning Artisan food.

To date the brand encompasses an extensive range of award winning artisan products. In short - Food for all tastes and tastes for all food!

Michelle McNicholl-Lestas

Michelle LestasMichelle McNicholl-Lestas Bsc (Hons), MBA, AMCIPS, MIMC, is a successful entrepreneur and business owner having successfully grown her business from start up. Michelle is author of a number of published articles on current affairs in Northern Ireland for established business journals and newspapers. Michelle has over 26 years experience in developing a huge number of food businesses from across Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK from business start up to growth and management buyouts. Michelle is passionate about artisan food and is often called upon to judge the Great Taste Awards. For more details, contact michelle@thegoodfoodandwinecompany.co.uk

Nicholas Lestas

Nick LestasNicholas Lestas, (BSc (Hon), MBA, Diploma in Marketing has a strong business ethos spanning over 30 years and a keen interest in local food development. In 2004 the President of Cyprus bestowed the position of Honorary Commissioner for Cyprus in Northern Ireland to Nicholas, a permanent position geared to facilitating stronger economic and political links between the Republic of Cyprus and Northern Ireland. On this basis Nicholas is also a full member of CANI, the Consular association of Northern Ireland, a body of Commissioners and Consular Staff from over 30 Countries whose role it is to work with the Northern Ireland Assembly (OFM/DFM) and the EU Office in Belfast, in creating a greater outward and forward looking economic profile for Northern Ireland. Nicholas has over 25 years operational and strategic experience in Management Consultancy, marketing and promotion; this includes 6 years as a business consultant in London, including working with the London Business School and London College of Fashion, three years as a full time executive for the University of Ulster, Management Institute, and nine years as Head of Development with Coleraine Borough Council. For more details, contact nick@thegoodfoodandwinecompany.co.uk