Alison Cowzer

  • Speaker Bio:

    Alison is co-founder and Marketing/Innovation Director of East Coast Bakehouse, Ireland’s only  large scale biscuit manufacturing business based in Drogheda. The new €15m investment backed by Enterprise Ireland is ready for launch Autumn 2016.

    As a new Dragon investor in the 2016 series of RTE ‘s Dragons’ Den, Alison has invested in a number of new Irish businesses,  and is working closely with these entrepreneures to drive growth in their new enterprises.

    Alison  is also  co-founder and Managing Director of ‘The Company of Food’, a specialist food investment business with shareholdings held in Valeo Food Group(Irelands’s largest ambient food group), Elivar (sports nutrition), Zaragoza Restaurant, Bizimply, and a number of other private and public food companies.

    Prior to this she has worked in a number of roles in marketing and general management at the Jacob Fruitfield Food Group, (before selling it to the Valeo Food Group in 2011). Earlier in her career she held  marketing and general management positions in Fruitfield Foods, L’Oreal UK and Tedcastles Oil.

    She served as the  Chair of the HBAN Angel Investment Food Syndicate (2013-2015), a group of Irish food industry entreprenurs investing  and mentoring emerging Irish food companies.

    Aison is  a board member of Ronald Mc Donald House Charity, and advisory board member of GOAL. She has a keen interest in working to improve the representation of women in public life and is a board member of Women for Election.

    @alisoncowzer Tel: 0868147644