Consultant Directory

This page provides a directory of consultants who offer services in food science and technology. All those on the list are members of IFST, at Member or Fellow level. Consultancy services are offered by the individuals or businesses listed and not by IFST. Consultants have undertaken to comply with our Code of Professional Conduct. All details on the listings are provided by the consultants.
Barbara Bray MBE
FIFST, RFoodSM, RNutr, NSch

Alo Solutions
114-120 Northgate
Chester
CH1 2HT

+44 (0) 1617 289 025
+44 (0) 7720 700 297

Food safety, quality management systems consultant, specialising in compliance with BRC and retailer standards for chilled produce. Registered nutritionist experienced in recipe development, allergen risk assessment and writing product specification on retailer systems. ISO 22000 Lead Auditor conducting M&S Select Produce (Field to Fork) and supplier audits. Technical training and development. Consultancy and Interim.

Ian Finlayson
FIFST

Practical Solutions International Ltd
PO Box 5146
Spencers Wood
Reading
RG7 1YF

Fax +44 (0) 1189 888 033

Over 30 years food safety experience (including Retailer & Technical Director roles). Food safety, quality management systems, sustainability and ethical compliance consultant, specialising in compliance with BRC and retailer standards. Expert in pesticides and residue management. Consultancy and Interim. Mentoring of technical managers.

Robert Harwood
BSc (Hons), MBA, PhD, ARCS, FIFST, FRES

CPL Business Consultants
CPL Scientific Group Limited
Milton Park Innovation Centre
99 Park Drive, Abingdon
OX14 4RY

+44 (0) 1865 257 252

Founded in 1987, CPL Business Consultants provide strategic advice, technological insight and market analysis to support organic and inorganic growth and development of businesses in food, ingredients and related sectors, serving a global client base. Our sister company, CPL Executive Search, finds talented commercial and technical food and ingredients professionals.

Philip Ashurst
BSc, PhD, CChem, FIFST, FRSC

Dr P R Ashurst and Associates
Sheiling
Malltraeth
Bodorgan
LL62 5AW

+44 (0) 1407 842 222

Technical support, product development, trouble shooting for the following product areas: fruit and juice processing; soft drinks and packaged water; food flavourings and food additives. Food authenticity, expert witness.

Carol Raithatha
FIFST, CSci, RSensSci

Carol Raithatha Ltd
Norwich
+44 (0) 7884 183 788

Sensory evaluation, consumer research, and qualitative and quantitative market research. Experienced desk and B2B researcher. Consultancy, training, guidelines and procedures, audits, project management, and interim support. Experience including salt reduction, fat reduction, soft and alcoholic drinks, confectionery, meat products, bakery, fresh produce, flavours, packaging, sweeteners, and a range of ingredients.

Michael Roberts
BSc (Hons), FIFST, FRSPH, RFoodSM, RSci

+44 (0)1280 817 346

Advisor to importers, manufacturers, “due diligence”. Training. Product compliance, legislation labelling, HACCP. Factory: GMP, safety, quality management assessments to retailer requirements; advisory reports. Extensive overseas experience: manufacturing and retail background. Product specialisms include chocolate and sugar confectionery.

Julie McCavish
BSc (Hons) in Food Science, ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer, Level 4 Health and Safety CIEH, BTEC Environmental Health Studies 1998, RSci.

JW Food Safety Consultancy Ltd
Norwich
+44 (0) 7973 366074

Food Safety Consultant with over 30 years’ experience, specialising in developing and maintaining quality management systems for companies based on relevant food safety standards i.e. BRC, SALSA, ISO, Organic, FEMAS or SFBB. This includes HACCP, allergen risk assessments, internal audits and supplier audits.

Nicole Hamer
MIFST

Nicole Hamer Food Regulatory Services
10 Hawkes Hill Close
Norton Lindsey
Warwick
CV35 8JZ

+44 (0) 7920 053 002

Experienced (10+ years) EU food regulatory professional delivering compliant yet practical labelling solutions. Bilingual English and German. Expert knowledge of the jurisdictions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. Available for label creation, label checks, artwork reviews, legal product composition advice and food legislation interpretation. Small queries or contract work.

Stephen Kershaw
MSc, FIFST, MRSB, MRSC, MCSFS, FRSPH, FHEA, CBiol, CChem

Stephen Kershaw Technical Consultancy Ltd
10 Speedwell Close
Lowton
Warrington
WA3 2GT

+44 (0) 1612 473 371
+44 (0) 7889 976 161

All types of food, drink, and raw materials. Quality and analysis. Hygiene, shelf-life, labelling. Technical support for litigation including insurance claims, personal injury, and advertising. Technical writer.

Sarah Howarth
CSci, RFoodSM, FIFST, FRSPH

Maidstone
ME14 5FP

+44 (0) 1622 736 650
+44 (0) 7943 630 743

Practical hands on food safety compliance expertise based on 30+ years experience with Unilever, M&S, PepsiCo, Cott Corporation and Cargill throughout the supply chain. Advice and support in the areas of: food safety certification - BRC - SALSA; food labelling services; RSPH accredited HACCP - food safety and bespoke courses: including internal auditing. Expert witness expertise.