Welcome to the November issue of Velocity, which focuses on food and drink. We profile celebrity master patissier, author and TV presenter Eric Lanlard, who runs the 'Cake Boy' patisserie school in South London. He's made wedding cakes for Madonna, Liz Hurley, Claudia Schiffer and says he knew he wanted to be a pastry chef from the age of five.

Our self-starter series looks at three entrepreneurs who have shown flair and inventiveness. Sue Hitchen is the founder and director of the family-friendly Foodies Festival, which boasts events across the UK. Rosie Hayward, meanwhile, is the founder of The Groovy Food Company, an award-winning British brand committed to sourcing and producing natural foods that taste delicious and nourish your overall health and wellbeing. Finally, Jim Cregan is the man behind Dorset-based company Jimmy's Iced Coffee. He first came up with the idea whilst traveling around Australia and has gone on to huge success.

We also look at why the days of taking shortcuts on health and safety procedures are well and truly over, examine how businesses can benefit from learning the tricks of the constantly buoyant and evolving food industry, and take a look at 10 of the most common teamwork problems.

Our featured destination is Dublin, a cosmopolitan city steeped in history and folklore, yet also boasting one of the best nightlife scenes in Europe.