Internal & Second Party Audits
  • Gap analysis of your documented management systems and procedures vs applicable standards  (BRC, SALSA, IFS, SFBB guides, retailer specific standards)

  • Audits of your site practices vs applicable standards or vs your own documented management systems (in full or specific areas)

  • Supplier audits (within and outside the UK)

  • Audits follow up, CA plans  verification

Expert Support
  • Supplier compliance & due diligence (eg food safety, quality, legality, pesticides, ethical, sustainability)

  • Specifications management

  • Product specific knowledge training (melons, watermelons, pineapples)

  • ​Assistance with web-based systems such as FoodExperts, Evolve, Greenlight , Sedex

  • Benchmarking sessions and expert assessments (your products vs the competition)

  • Specialised translation and interpreting (EN, FR, SP)

Food Quality & Food Safety
Management Systems
  • QMS and FSMS design, validation, verification, support to implementation (including HACCP)

  • Continuous improvement of your QMS and FSMS through data collation, trending, root cause analysis

  • Product Quality Improvement: from defining 'good/better/best' to writing up QIPs

  • 'Marketing & Business Intelligence in Genetic' projects, in partnership with a specialised company (further details available upon request)

Connecting you
  • Helping you find an expert with the right skillset, as local as possible, for a more logistically efficient, cost-effective and environment friendly service

  • Diverse areas of expertise, eg agronomy, produce inspections, food safety, ethical, sustainability

  • In the UK or abroad


​I work with several selected partners who specialise in Fresh Produce and Horticulture and are spread across various countries and continents​.

Training & Mentoring
  • Mentoring, coaching, guidance and advice to food & produce handling businesses

  • CPD accredited training courses to individuals or groups, live online or on-site (Food Safety, HACCP, Audit Skills). Those high quality courses are developed by Sirius Training and Certifications, an approved Highfield Training Centre, run by a BRC Approved Training Partner. 

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Contact Me

I am conveniently located north of London in the Home Counties with plenty of good travel links, so it is very easy for me to visit clients, whether in the UK or abroad.

I'm also happy to assist anyone in need of remote support, both in the UK and overseas, communicating in your choice of English, French or Spanish.

Feel free to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

If I can't help you myself, I will try to find you someone who can.

+44 7791 833 390
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