Last night saw some of the food and drink industry’s finest gather at a party on the Strand to celebrate being part of The Grocer’s Top New Talent list for 2014. 

Designed to shine a light on some of the incredibly talented people working in fmcg, as well as highlight the diversity of roles on offer to anyone considering making it a career, this year’s TNT list did just that, with 33 people from across the industry being included, chosen from hundreds of nominations.

As ever, TNT 2014 showcases a seriously talented crop of young people. On the night they networked among themselves, as well as with a group of senior industry figures, including Julian Metcalfe, founder of Pret, Itsu and Metcalfe’s Food Company, who gave a congratulatory speech to everyone on the night.

All of them will be profiled in this weekend’s issue. And to those thinking of entering next year, the resounding message from everyone involved this year was simple: ‘Do it’.