Consultancy and Technical Services
This list of SDT Members, who are prepared to act as consultants or provide technical services is provided as a service to those seeking such assistance.
The information included has been supplied by that individual and it must be emphasised that where members undertake work as a result of this web site, they do so entirely in their individual professional capacity and totally independent of the SDT. Consultants will negotiate their own terms and conditions including their rates, and in no sense represent the SDT.
The Society cannot accept any responsibility or liability for work undertaken and it should be noted that free advice or information is generally not provided.
Consultants who are members of the Society wishing to be included in this list should contact the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Chris Edwards OBE, TD, MIFST, VR
The Dairy House Ltd,
Smithy Cottage, Stowford,
With over 30 years working in the dairy food and agricultural sector, Chris has an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing the food and dairy supply chain from primary production through to retail supply. During his career, the cereal/dairy farmer's son has played a lead role in land based education and training, rural business and regional development, with particular emphasis on the dairy sector. This breadth of experience has been instrumental in his determination to promote best practice and the sustainable future for dairy processing in the UK through Skills development. In his previous employment positions, Chris has worked as a food supermarket manager, product development technologist, an operations manager with Milk Marque, Warehouse Operations manager, he has lectured in Food and Dairy Technology for 15 years in addition to managing the product development halls at Reaseheath College. Latterly he has worked for 4 ½ years with Arla Foods as their Technical Competence Development Manager and then 12 months with Tetra Pak UK processing systems concentrating on dairy plant business development. He has his own Dairy Technology Training and Consultancy now – The Dairy House Ltd.
He believes that the food industry must continually be in a position to change and adapt in response tomarket demands by keeping abreast of the ever changing factors within global dairy sector.
John Knox MSc, CSci, MCQI, FIFST
John Knox Ltd
55 Rose Bank
Staffordshire ST13 6AG
John was manufacturing director of the £200m turnover Kerrygold Co. for 14 years and founded and run the Staffordshire Cheese Co. for 10 years.
He has prepared Business Plans, Developed Sales and New Products in Artisanal Cheesemaking, Yogurt, Juice, Milk and Butter. He has considerable experience in HACCP and Quality Systems Development.
Nigel C A Stevens
I'm an independent Environmental Consultant working specifically within the dairy sector, as well as the wider food and drink industry. I am experienced, qualified and practical and offer totally impartial advice on all aspects of industrial effluent treatment, plant troubleshooting and wastage control... and I'm cost-effective. With over 35+ years of experience, working in over 200 sites across 16 countries I can provide the best, independent knowledge base from which to make informed decisions, and meet due diligence requirements. My services and assignments include: comprehensive plant assessments, options and strategy reviews, appraisal of quotations, detailed effluent plant design, full-scale water reuse projects and accredited technical training. Further info at www.nigelcastevens.com but do not hesitate to contact me for an informal discussion to see if I can help on your project or site.
Tel Home: 01579 351 061
Tel Mobile: 07974 912 518
29 Hill Top Road
23 years senior manufacturing, engineering, technology, innovation and projects positions with global FMCG blue chip organisations. Worked in Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Canada and UK.
Certified facilitator of business insight workshops.
Manufacturing, Dairy, Food and drink industries, Food Safety, Statutory compliance, Engineering, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Hygienic Design, Project Management, Design Specifications, Maintenance, Innovation, Skills, Education
Liz Whitley MPhil, PhD, FIFST
Cornwall, PL15 9QH
Mobile: 07774 292787
Liz has more than 35 years experience within the dairy industry and dairy education. Her research topics have included Listeria monocytogenes as well as Blue Stilton cheese. She is an experienced trainer and can either deliver consultancy or training in areas such as HACCP, food safety systems, practical food and dairy products manufacture, microbiology and technical aspects. Liz is an experienced trouble shooter and can apply theory to practice to resolve issues. She offers consultancy in all aspects of dairy technology and is well known for her work with cheese makers.
Techni-K Consulting Ltd
The Old Booking Hall
2a Station Road
Office: 07955 211023
At Techni-K Consulting we provide food safety assistance to the food and drink industry, to help manufacturers meet the legislation (HACCP) or standards such as SALSA, BRC or customers COPs. We have documentation packs that producers can use, to reduce the amount of time it takes to implement and also, therefore, reducing the cost. We are happy to provide free over the phone assistance, so if there’s anything we can help you with, please do not hesitate to get in touch.