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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© 2019 Ask Sonia Limited - All rights reserved

Company number 11517352

Registered office: Office 3 Pegasus, Unit 14 Oak Industrial Estate, Chelmsford Road, Dunmow, CM6 1XN



Internal Audits

Examples of ways I can support:

  • Gap analysis of your Management Systems and SOPs vs applicable standards & COPs (BRC, SALSA, FSA guidance packs, retailer specific standards, etc)

  • Audits of your site practices vs your own system & SOPs or vs applicable official standards & COPs (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

Examples of ways I can 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

Examples of ways I can support:

  • QMS and FSMS design, validation, verification, support to implementation

  • 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)


Examples of ways I can support:

  • Finding you someone 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 work in collaboration with selected partners who specialise in Produce and Horticulture, and are spread across 3 continents:

Training & Mentoring

Examples of ways I can support:

  • One to one advice and guidance to your junior technical or trainee

  • Formal training for individuals or groups, on site or off-site

  • Mentoring and support to small food & produce handling businesses (catering, retail, distribution, manufacturing, producers, packers...)

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.


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