Why choose our food hygiene and health and safety consultancy

About the Team

Melissa Thompson – Managing Director

Melissa has degrees in both Hospitality and in Environmental Health. She worked in hotel, pub and restaurant management before qualifying as an EHO. Later she managed a team responsible for enforcing food hygiene and health and safety in the Borough’s 1000+ food businesses.

Melissa is a Chartered EHP (Environmental Health Practitioner) and is on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register. This means that her competence has been assessed by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Health and Safety Executive and that her knowledge is up-to-date.

Melissa is a mother of two teenagers and two golden retrievers and is currently  undecided which are the more troublesome.

Audrey Deane – Operations Director

Audrey has a BSc (Hons) degree in Food Science and nutrition and more than 20 years’ relevant experience.

She previously worked for two major UK retailers and has food safety auditing experience of all sizes of businesses across the globe.  Audrey also has experience of working with BRC and SALSA assurance schemes and is an experienced and engaging food safety trainer.

Audrey is a keen cook and author of cook books. Her best sellers extol the virtues of Omega 3 and of slow cookers.

Julia Wilson – Client Director

Julia has a BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Sciences, an MSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Health and a Post Graduate (Diploma) in Food Safety and Control.

She has experience in local government, the Health Protection Agency (Public Health England), the private sector and abroad. She helped to rewrite the Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Catering Guide which is the benchmark for compliance with Food Safety Regulations.

Julia is a keen runner and lover of cakes.

Our Team

Our team has been carefully selected on the basis of their qualifications, experience, and attitude. We understand the pressure that  companies are under now more than ever. We are committed to providing sensible advice to help you comply with the law in a way that suits your operation and style of working.

 About Our Service

Large enough to cope but small enough to care’ is a statement that best describes our company. We’re passionate about food hygiene and health and safety and want to make it as easy as possible for you to maintain high standards and comply with the law.

  • We give you peace of mind that you are legally compliant or if not, what the most practical and cost effective solutions to achieve this are.
  • We tailor our services to suit you – whether you choose to outsource all your auditing and training to us or consult us when you need a second opinion or have a specific project you wish us to carry out.
  • We are fully qualified and highly professional specialists. By working in partnership with you we can enhance your reputation with EHOs and with your customers.
  • We are friendly, reliable, confidential and quick to respond. We are happy to go the extra mile to assist and support you.
  • We listen to you carefully to make sure that we provide the assistance you need and regularly check that you are delighted with our services.
  • We have extensive enforcement experience so recognise situations when EHOs will and won’t take legal action and can liaise confidently with EHOs or challenge their decisions if required.
  • We save you money by not ‘playing it safe’ and introducing a fear of food safety hazards that aren’t serious or are unlikely to occur.
  • We keep you up-to-date with any useful and innovative food safety solutions that make their lives easier and legal compliance cheaper.
  • We make our food safety training courses fun and interesting so that trainees can relax and plan how they should change their behaviour – rather than just worrying about the test at the end of the day.
  • We tailor our training course content on the day for those with different experience, learning speeds and languages. That way the food safety messages remain relevant and trainees leave motivated to make a difference back in the workplace.


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