Internal Audits

Examples of ways I can support:

  • Gap analysis of your documented management systems and procedures vs applicable standards  (BRC, SALSA, SFBB guides, retailer specific standards, etc)

  • Audits of your site practices vs applicable standards or vs your own documented management systems (in full or specific areas - eg HACCP,  traceability, pest control, staff training, labelling procedures)

  • Supplier audits (within and outside the UK)

  • Audits follow up, CA plans  verification

Expert Support


  • Web-based systems such as FoodExperts, TQC, Evolve, Greenlight QC, Greenlight Supplier Approval, Sedex

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

  • Specification management

  • Product specific knowledge (melons, watermelons or pineapples)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Permanent, interim or contract work


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

Training & Mentoring


  • Formal training to individuals or groups, on site or off-site (Food Safety, HACCP, Internal Auditing Skills)

  • Mentoring, support and guidance to food & produce handling businesses (growers, packers, manufacturing sites, retailers, caterers...)

I work in collaboration with STC, an approved Highfield Training Centre, run by a BRC approved Training Partner. STC are based in King's Lynn.


Need support with anything else?

Ask Sonia if she can help!

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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