Consultant Directory

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.
Anita Park
BEng, RFoodSM, MIFST

42 Barley Way
Littleport
Ely
CB6 1FS

+44 7867 906 443

Approved BRCGS Food Standard and Food Manufacturing Technical Consultant with a vast range of products experience, also speaking fluent Polish, who specialises in: BRCGS Food Safety Standard Consultancy; GAP analysis against BRC and UK Retailer Standards; Internal auditing; HACCP System audit and advice; Training; Interim Quality & Technical Management

Andrea Cattaruzza
MSc, FIFST

AndCat Ltd
6 Portland Business Centre
Manor House Lane
Datchet
SL3 9EG

+44 (0) 7884 384 237

Facilitating open innovation collaborations and project management. Advising on research programs and strategy. Subject matter expert on food ingredients and processes: oils, fats, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, cocoa, chocolate confectionery, nutrition, and sustainability. Andrea has 30 years experience in the R&D organisation of a FMCG company translating science into applications.

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

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

+44 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.

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.

Bernard Nketiah
BSc (Hons), MSc (Food Science), MSc (International Health), MIFST, RFoodSM

Beknana FoodTec Support Limited (BFSL)
35 Addenbrook Way
Tipton
West Midlands
DY4 0QB

+44 (0) 7957 326 332

Assisting companies in development, implementation of food safety and quality management systems and interim technical cover. Knowledge and experience on product categories: ambient, chilled and frozen. Retailers standards and gap audit analysis. Technical troubleshooting. Independent auditing, BRC global standard for food safety, ISO 9001, ISO 22000, SALSA, onsite HACCP training.

Rachel Ward
PhD, FIFST

Rward Consultancy Limited
+44 (0) 7879 646 358

Experienced technical and regulatory advisor with 20+ years’ experience in the food chain, generating risk management solutions, identifying regulatory compliance requirements and setting specifications and managing supply chain QA. Skilled in supporting cross-discipline projects, working with complex international supply chains, and translating regulatory requirements and scientific issues to stakeholders.

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.

Angela White
BSc (Hons), FIFST

Food Safety & Quality Ltd
2 Eastlands Grove
Stafford
ST17 9BE

+44 (0) 7951 366 213

Food safety, quality and recall consultant. Specialising in HACCP and QMS simplification; BRC and customer standard gap analysis; recall/crisis management; NCP investigations; root cause analysis; internal audits; supplier audits; foreign matter audits; pest control audits; TACCP and VACCP; training and competency assessments; technical and quality team coaching and mentoring.

Melanie Loades
MIFST

Froghop Ltd
21 Priory Close
Woodham
Woking
GU21 5TN

+44 (0) 1483 824 342

Food and drink product development from concept to launch. Specialising in health foods; product and process optimisation; cost improvement, labelling requirements globally; product claims and generation of technical patent information. Range of product categories.

Sarah Howarth
CSci, RFoodSM, FIFST

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.