AJ Sharp is passionate about great tasting, sustainable food and drink. Her mission is to help ‘good’ food and drink businesses to grow.
She is the presenter of Food Rebels, a podcast and radio show that seeks to champion challenger food and drink brands who are doing things differently. A food judge, writer, marketing and PR brand strategist, and public speaker, she delivers insightful PR & marketing workshops and webinars, chairs panels and runs group and one-to-one mentoring sessions for food and drink founders.
As an entrepreneur, AJ founded Sharp Relations in 2010 – today it is one of the UK’s leading, multi-award-winning food and drink specialist PR & Communications agencies. The agency offers big brand thinking for ambitious F&B businesses.
She also founded Taste Kent Magazine in 2019 and The Taste Testers, a flavour consultancy service for food and drinks producers, launched in 2022. She plays an active role in local food forums promoting sustainable and charitable initiatives, has been a judge and co-ordinator for the Great Taste Awards and is a member of the Guild of Food Writers.
AJ Sharp is proud to have her own family link to the UK’s foodie heritage as the ‘many times’ great-granddaughter of Sir Edward Sharp of Sharp’s Toffees which used to be based in Maidstone, Kent.
A graduate of Newcastle Uni, AJ found a role in food and drink PR and rose quickly to director level at one of the leading London food and drink PR agencies, at just 26.