2017 Speaker Line-Up


  • Lauren Bartley

    Business Development Manager
    The Soil Association

    Following a background in Fashion, Lauren decided to pursue her passion for organic and wellbeing, joining the Soil Association in 2016, supporting SA certified health and beauty brands grow their business, whilst leading on campaigns like Organic Beauty Week, raising the profile the organic health and beauty market. Lauren was voted within the Top 25 Personalities […]


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    • Mark Tanous

      Co-Founder
      Bounce Food

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      • Jo Fairley

        Journalist

        Leaving school at 16 with six ‘O’ Levels, through hard work and determination Jo Fairley went on to become the UK’s youngest-ever magazine editor, setting out on her entrepreneurial journey in 1991 when she co-founded Green & Black’s Chocolate, now approaching a £100 million a year brand. The success of Green & Black’s has enabled Jo […]


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        • Ali Wilde


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          • David Jones (Michelin Chef)

            Chef

            David Jones, TV personality and Michelin Chef is one of Naturya’s product development chefs and will be using his culinary talents to cook up a storm in the Natural Food Kitchen.  It’s a match made in heaven- David’s passion for creating exciting, delicious tasting food and Naturya’s for creating clean, balanced foods with higher nutritional quality.


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            • Catherine Fookes

              Campaign Manager
              Organic Trade Board OTB

              Catherine is the Campaign Manager for the award winning Organic Naturally Different consumer campaign and has over 15 years’ experience in the food and drink arena.  Her career started at an advertising agency, then she worked at ActionAid and the Soil Association as a Campaigner before joining Sustain.  At Sustain, she was Co-ordinator of the […]


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              • Daniel Galvin Jnr

                Founder
                Daniel Galvin Jnr

                A member of the country’s most influential hairdressing dynasty, fourth-generation hairdresser Daniel was mixing hair colour when other children were doing finger paintings. Aside from being one of the world’s most sought after colourists, Daniel has also been at the forefront of the organic beauty movement since its inception, tenaciously lobbying on behalf of his industry […]


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                • Alex Smith

                  Founder
                  Alara Wholefoods

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                  • Robert Taylor

                    Robert Taylor is Chairman of the HFMA and has served on its Council for 10 years.  Robert is Senior Vice President of Vitabiotics, the UK’s number one vitamin company, and is a Fellow of the Health Food Institute, with an honours degree in biochemistry and Master’s degree in business.  With 25 years’ experience in the […]


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                    • Nicky Clinch

                      Nicky Clinch

                      Certified Macrobiotic Nutritionist, Life Counselor & Chef & Clearspring Ambassador

                      Nicky Clinch is a Certified Macrobiotic Counsellor, Chef, Life & Health Coach who loves to empower others in their relationship to food, their lives and within themselves. A strong believer in ‘balance’ rather than ‘perfection’, combined with her background in Oriental Medicine and Emotional Counselling, Nicky is fast becoming a true pioneer in her field. […]


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                      • Shona Wilkinson

                        Nutritionist

                        Shona is a qualified nutritionist with a vast experience in the retail and supplement industry.  She works on a consultancy basis and has in-depth knowledge of the natural health and  supplements market.  Shona specialises in the formulations and promotion of supplements as well as claims legislation.  Shona is also a nutrition and health writer and […]


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                        • Nicki Stribley

                          Sales Director
                          Queenswood

                          With a background in retail management, advertising and wholesaling, Nicki Stribley was appointed Sales Director of Queenswood Natural Foods in 2014.  Queenswood are a dedicated wholesaler to the independent health food industry specialising in free from and organic produce.


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                          • Tabitha James Kraan

                            Founder of Multi-Award Winning, and Organic, British Made Haircare Tabitha James Kraan
                            Tabitha James Kraan

                            Self-confessed Hair Geek and founder of the first truly organic hair salon in the UK in 1999. Tabitha has won multiple international awards for her salon and professional organic hair care range and is in the top 10 of Natural Beauty Personalities. A passionate animal and nature lover, Tabitha believes a healthy lifestyle should not […]


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                            • Oliver Gothe

                              Social Entrepreneur
                              Fair Squared

                              Oliver Gothe is a Social Entrepreneur from Germany, who produces since 1988 cosmetics and hygiene products. With his brand “FAIR SQUARED” he achieves fair dealings with producers from the world`s poorest countries and offers customers a high quality alternative to conventional produced products.


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                              • Henrietta Norton

                                Co-Founder, Wild Nutrition
                                Wild Nutrition

                                Henrietta Norton is the Co-Founder of supplement brand Wild Nutrition and an experienced Nutritional Therapist with over 12 years of clinical experience specialising in women’s health. Henrietta has a clinic at the integrated medical practice Grace Belgravia in London and is the published health author of Your Pregnancy Nutrition Guide and Take Control of Your […]


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                                • Michael Wale

                                  Compere

                                  Michael Wale is a writer-broadcaster. Was on BBC-TV in London for many years, and then LBC radio. Wrote a book about his fight to save allotments in West London …View From A Shed. Is just finishing book on how small farms, mainly organic, can feed the world.


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                                  • Isabelle Nunn

                                    Technical and Commercial Nutritionist
                                    Kinetic Enterprises

                                    Isabelle is a qualified pharmacist and nutritional therapist with a unique appreciation of many disease states, allopathic medicine, complementary and alternative remedies. Passionate about disease prevention and healing from within, Isabelle is an advocate of addressing health imbalances by using a more natural approach to support overall health, beauty and wellbeing. With this unique background, […]


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                                    • Alison Muirhead

                                      Business Development Manager
                                      The Soil Association

                                      Alison works with businesses across the organic supply chain, from farmers and growers to wholesalers and retailers. Alison’s main aim is to grow the organic market in Scotland and raise awareness of the value of organics and why the public should buy it. Before she came to the Soil Association she worked as a dry […]


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                                      • Amarjit Sahota

                                        Founder and CEO
                                        Organic Monitor

                                        Mr. Sahota is the founder and president of Organic Monitor, a London-based specialist research, consulting & training firm that specialises on global sustainable product industries. Since 2001, Organic Monitor has been actively tracking ethical and sustainable product industries. Mr. Sahota has been involved in the health, wellness and sustainable industries for almost 20 years. He […]


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                                        • Graeme Hume

                                          Managing Director
                                          Pravera

                                          Ageing hippy still striving to change the world. With a background in organic foods GH became interested in  skincare in 1999  leading to the creation of Pravera in 2001ish.  Food nurtures the soul whilst skincare massages the ego! The business started with the widely available lavera and over the years complementary brands have been added […]


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                                          • Gill Meller

                                            Head Chef at River Cottage, author and food writer
                                            River Cottage

                                            I am a chef, food writer, author, food stylist and cookery teacher. I live and work near the small fishing town of Lyme Regis, in Dorset. I have been part of the River Cottage team for 11 years. Working closely with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall across the breadth of the business. I regularly teach at Park farm, the home […]


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                                            • Egzona Makolli

                                              Technical and Commercial Nutritionist
                                              Kinetic Enterprises

                                              Egzona is a Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) and a neuroscience researcher with a devoted interest in many health disorders, complementary and herbal medicine and evidence based literature.  Egzona is passionate about addressing health imbalances and has witness first-hand the effects of nutrients on her own health. Egzona believes in aiming to support the body from within […]


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                                                • Ian Mackie

                                                  Head of Category - Food
                                                  Holland & Barrett

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                                                  • Ella Mills

                                                    Founder
                                                    Deliciously Ella

                                                    Ella Mills is a best-selling author, app creator, retailer and brand owner. She began writing a hugely popular food blog based on her own experience of adopting a wholefoods, plant-based diet and went on to launch a successful app in 2014. This was followed by her first cookbook in January 2015, which became the fastest ever selling debut cookbook. […]


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                                                    • Jim Manson

                                                      Editor
                                                      Natural Products Magazine

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                                                      • Madeleine Shaw

                                                        Nutritional health coach, qualified yoga instructor, bestselling cookery writer

                                                        Madeleine Shaw My food philosophy is all about enlivening the hottest, happiest and healthiest you. It’s about keeping things simple and delicious so you don’t feel bored or deprived. Food is the most powerful drug; it informs not just how we look but how we feel and think too. My philosophy stems from my desire […]


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                                                        • Helen Yeardsley

                                                          Healthy Beauty Director
                                                          Pegasus PR

                                                          Helen Yeardsley is healthy beauty director at Pegasus (www.thisispegasus.co.uk / @peg_beauty), where she leads a team dedicated to bringing the benefits of naturally active, ethical and holistic beauty brands to life across all communications channels. She has helped build Pegasus into the UK’s largest independent healthcare agency, and is regularly invited to contribute thought leadership […]


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                                                          • Dr Robert Verkerk BSc MSc DIC PhD

                                                            Executive & Scientific Director
                                                            Alliance for Natural Health

                                                            Robert Verkerk BSc MSc DIC PhD, Executive & Scientific Director is an internationally acclaimed expert in agricultural, environmental and health sustainability. He has a Masters Degree and a PhD from Imperial College London, awarded prior to his continuing research for a further 7 years at Imperial’s Department of Biology as a post-doctoral Research Fellow. In 2002, […]


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                                                            • Katie Hill

                                                              Executive Director
                                                              B Corporation

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                                                              • Janey Lee Grace

                                                                Broadcaster and Journalist

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                                                                • Jo Chidley

                                                                  'Flounder'
                                                                  Beauty Kitchen

                                                                  Jo Chidley is the ‘Flounder’ of Beauty Kitchen which creates 100% natural, 100% effective beauty products.  Jo is a Chemist, Herbal Botanist, beekeeper and natural beauty products lover and is committed that Beauty Kitchen 100% makes a difference, from ensuring all ingredients are effective and sustainable, using pre-cycled packaging and committing 2% of sales to charitable […]


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                                                                  • Chris Newbold

                                                                    Head of Clinical Nutrition
                                                                    BioCare

                                                                    Chris is an experienced nutritional therapist who worked in the NHS for 12 years before defecting to natural therapies. Utilising his wide variety of healthcare experience, he ran a busy practice in Birmingham, practising naturopathic, holistic nutrition with clients with a range of complex disorders before starting work for BioCare® as a technical advisor in […]


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                                                                    • Rebecca Goodyear

                                                                      Health & Beauty PR and Writer
                                                                      Rebecca Goodyear Health & Beauty Consultants

                                                                      Rebecca Goodyear is a natural lifestyle expert and marketing & PR consultant who specialises in natural and organic products, with over 8 years’ experience in the industry. She works with brands both large – including JASON, Avalon Organics, Antipodes, Amazing Grass and Nutiva – and small – including Saach Organics, NAOBAY and Green Energy Organics. […]


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                                                                      • Katie Brindle

                                                                        Founder
                                                                        The Hayo'u Method

                                                                        The Hayo’u Method was founded by Katie Brindle in 2016. A graduate of The Integrated College of Chinese Medicine, she developed the brand to distil the healing and tension relieving techniques of Eastern therapies in to quick, results-driven solutions that meet Western expectations. Katie works as physician specialising in Asian Therapies, teaching and treating patients […]


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                                                                        • Richard Austin

                                                                          Founder
                                                                          Rainbow Wholefoods

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                                                                          • Clare McDermott

                                                                            Business Development Director
                                                                            Soil Association

                                                                            Clare has a long held passion for food and for ensuring access to good food for all, making Organic accessible as part of that.  Having worked in both Commercial and Third Sector across all aspects of buying, marketing, fundraising and retail, she joined the Soil Association in June 2014 as Business Development Director for Certification; […]


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                                                                            • Dr Mark Smith

                                                                              Director General
                                                                              Natrue

                                                                              Mark graduated with a M.Chem (Hons.) degree in chemistry and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. between chemistry and genetics. Before joining NATRUE in June 2014 as Regulatory and Scientific Manager, he extended his research career with two positions covering biotechnology (Leeds, UK) and the biomedical/pharmaceutical sector (Montréal, Canada). Mark is a British national who has more than […]


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                                                                              • Jay Morjara

                                                                                Jay Morjara

                                                                                Kitchen Host and Compere

                                                                                Jay has a passion for healthy, globally inspired food and making it widely accessible; he regularly appears on BBC Radio London as a guest chef and food expert and was on Radio 4 doing a breakfast cook off with Chef Giancarlo Caldesi earlier this year. Chef Jay is also a food consultant and works with […]


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                                                                                  • Sólveig Eiriksdottir

                                                                                    Sólveig Eiriksdottir, known as “Solla”, is Iceland’s most famous vegan chef and author of Raw - a pioneer of healthy food

                                                                                    Born in 1960, Solla studied teaching and textiles in Copenhagen, with healthy cooking being her main hobby. This hobby quickly became her passion and she moved back home and started working as a chef at a vegetarian restaurant. In 1994 she founded her first vegetarian restaurant called “Grænn kostur” (Green Option) running both the business […]


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                                                                                    • Lotte Turner

                                                                                      Account Director, Beauty
                                                                                      Pegasus PR

                                                                                      Having worked in the Pegasus Beauty team for six years on clients such as Weleda and Trilogy, natural beauty and skincare in particular is a great passion of Lotte’s. Whether it’s a unique or innovative ingredient or a company that puts the environment first, Lotte loves to help brands shape their communications. As the consumer […]


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                                                                                      • Francesco Mazzei

                                                                                        Celebrated Italian Chef and Restaurateur

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                                                                                        • Joanne Hill

                                                                                          Joanne Hill

                                                                                          Owner
                                                                                          Amaranth

                                                                                          Joanne Hill is the owner of Amaranth, an independent health and natural beauty store with treatment rooms based in Bramhall, Cheshire.  Winner of Natural Beauty Best Independent Retailer 2016 and Natural Products Best Independent Retailer 2015, the store offer quality advice from a team of registered nutritional therapists and skincare estheticians along with complementary treatments […]


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                                                                                          • Holly Ford

                                                                                            Senior Account Director, Beauty
                                                                                            Pegasus PR

                                                                                            With over 10 years of PR and marketing agency experience, Holly is passionate about the trends that shape communications in healthy beauty. With a background in health and nutrition, as well as beauty and having designed and delivered integrated campaigns for names such as Holland & Barrett, Reckitt Benckiser, Britvic and Mondalez, she believes wellness is […]


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                                                                                              • Dale Pinnock

                                                                                                Dale Pinnock

                                                                                                TV chef, nutritionist, author and presenter

                                                                                                Dale Pinnock aka ‘The Medicinal Chef’ is a TV chef, nutritionist, author and presenter. He combines culinary skills with a degree in Human Nutrition and a postgraduate diploma in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey. He is the author of more than 10 books, including the best selling The Medicinal Chef: Eat Your Way […]


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                                                                                                • Lucy Pottinger

                                                                                                  Lucy Pottinger

                                                                                                  Head of Category for Ethical Beauty and Aromatherapy
                                                                                                  Holland & Barrett

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                                                                                                  • Lisa Bronner

                                                                                                    Founder
                                                                                                    Dr. Bronner's

                                                                                                    Lisa Bronner is a prolific writer, consumer advocate, and speaker on health and green lifestyle issues. She is author of the blog, “Going Green with a Bronner Mom,” and granddaughter of Dr. Emanuel Bronner, founder of Dr. Bronner’s—the top-selling brand of natural soaps in North America and producer of other organic body care and food […]


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                                                                                                    • Rupy Aujla

                                                                                                      Doctor
                                                                                                      The Doctor's Kitchen

                                                                                                      For years I’ve been passionate about healthy living, eating, nutrition and great tasting food. I’m really fortunate to have helped patients, family and friends reach their healthier lifestyle goals. I’ve been asked countless times to organise some sort of website to reach out to more people about healthy eating. So, I’ve created an Instagram account, YouTube channel and this blog. My aim […]


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                                                                                                      • Peter Aldis

                                                                                                        CEO
                                                                                                        Holland & Barrett

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                                                                                                            • Elaine Hutton

                                                                                                              Suma Member
                                                                                                              Suma Wholefoods Specialist Wholesaler - Co-operative Kitchen

                                                                                                              For Suma’s 40th anniversary we have invited Both Elaine and Lisa who are Suma Members, they are not professional chefs, but work 1 day a week providing a healthy lunch for up to 180 people at Suma. Elaine also works in the warehouse driving a reach truck, has driven the Suma wagons delivering goods to […]


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                                                                                                              • Dominic Roberjot

                                                                                                                Publisher
                                                                                                                Natural Products Magazine

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                                                                                                                • Graham Keen

                                                                                                                  Executive Director
                                                                                                                  HFMA Health Food Manufacturers Association

                                                                                                                  Graham Keen joined the HFMA as Director Designate in April 2008 to work alongside David Adams until later in 2008 when David stepped down, and Graham became Executive Director. Graham is well-known to many in the UK’s natural health industry, having worked during the 1980s in progressively senior roles for Northumbrian Fine Foods before spending […]


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                                                                                                                  • Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

                                                                                                                    Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD is the UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health. She obtained her doctorate from Cambridge University and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the Nutrition Society. Dr Glenville is the former president of the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine […]


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                                                                                                                    • Holly Shackleton

                                                                                                                      Editor
                                                                                                                      Speciality Food Magazine

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                                                                                                                      • Finn Cottle

                                                                                                                        Consultant
                                                                                                                        Soil Association

                                                                                                                        Finn spent more than 20 years in the commercial buying function of two of UKs largest supermarkets focusing on foods, as well as later holding director level positions in a number of food companies supplying into the multiple retailers. More recently, she has used these experiences to help other organisations and smaller businesses/brands with their […]


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                                                                                                                        • John Weaver

                                                                                                                          CEO
                                                                                                                          Tree of Life

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                                                                                                                          • Oliver McCabe

                                                                                                                            Nutritionist, author, food writer, retailer Select Stores of Dalkey Ireland & Ambassador of Irish Association of Health Stores

                                                                                                                            Oliver McCabe Whole Food Chef The Fuel Food Cookbook Viridian UK Oliver has been interested in food from an early age; firstly he didn’t respect food as he turned to it as a coping mechanism when unfortunately his Dad died suddenly when he was 4 years old. He became overweight and his Mum became worried. […]


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                                                                                                                            • Patrick Holford

                                                                                                                              Patrick Holford is one of the world’s leading authorities on new approaches to health and nutrition, committed to helping people to transform their health and well-being. He is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London and heads the Food for the Brain Foundation, pioneering nutritional approaches to mental health. He has written more than […]


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                                                                                                                              • Jayn Sterland

                                                                                                                                Jayn Sterland

                                                                                                                                Managing Director
                                                                                                                                Weleda

                                                                                                                                Jayn joined Weleda eight years ago and brought the original products she found in the Weleda archives, such as the iconic Skin Food, to the mass market.  Appointed managing director of Weleda UK earlier this year, she has transformed Weleda into a truly customer-focused business and regularly gives talks to the industry and to consumers […]


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                                                                                                                                • Christine Bailey

                                                                                                                                  Christine Bailey

                                                                                                                                  Award Winning Nutritionist, Chef and Author

                                                                                                                                  Christine is an award winning degree qualified Functional Nutritionist, Chef and Author with over 18 years of experience in the health and food industry.  Winner of Coeliac UK Chef of the Year award Christine is well known in the food and health industry for her expertise in developing healthy foods, products and recipes focused on […]


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                                                                                                                                  • Graham Botfield

                                                                                                                                    Founder
                                                                                                                                    Living Nutrition

                                                                                                                                    Graham Botfield is the founder of Living Nutrition, a UK company producing innovative kefir-kombucha fermented supplements. Graham has 12 years experience as a nutritional therapist, lecturer and researcher. He has represented various major international brands as their UK and European head of education.


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                                                                                                                                    • Helen Keely

                                                                                                                                      Head of Marketing
                                                                                                                                      Faith in Nature

                                                                                                                                      I have been at Faith in Nature for the last two years as their Head of Marketing and love working on a brand that has a tremendous heritage and a passionate and loyal customer base. I started my career in Health & Beauty with Avon Cosmetics, working as a Brand Assistant on their Skincare category […]


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                                                                                                                                      • Nick Wallen

                                                                                                                                        Founder
                                                                                                                                        JooMo

                                                                                                                                        With a background in chemistry, microelectronics and IT coupled with a serial entrepreneurial past (including setting up a modern tennis coaching academy), Nick co-created JooMo as the answer to inexorable rise of skin problems he’d seen in the world around him. He was baffled by the skin health crisis in the western world, which is […]


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                                                                                                                                        • Jo Lynch

                                                                                                                                          Medicines, Wellbeing and Suncare Buyer
                                                                                                                                          Waitrose

                                                                                                                                          Joanna has six years of experience in buying, having worked for two major UK retailers. She is currently buying Medical and Wellbeing, with the recent addition of Suncare! Other Waitrose experience includes buying Party Food, Soup, Meat Accompaniments and Vegetarian. Prior to this, Joanna had two and a half years of buying experience working at Tesco, […]


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                                                                                                                                          • Sebastian Pole

                                                                                                                                            Co-Founder
                                                                                                                                            Pukka Herbs

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                                                                                                                                            • Patrick Ahern

                                                                                                                                              Director General
                                                                                                                                              EHPM, European Health

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                                                                                                                                              • Diane Millis

                                                                                                                                                Acting Editor
                                                                                                                                                Natural Products News

                                                                                                                                                Diane Millis is Acting Editor of Natural Products News, having previously edited the magazine 16 years ago. An experienced author and journalist, Diane has written for a variety of magazines and authored several books on eco-friendly living. She has also spent nine years in the conservation sector working on policy, partnerships, and campaigns for the […]


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                                                                                                                                                • Lisa Morris

                                                                                                                                                  Suma Member
                                                                                                                                                  Suma Wholefoods Specialist Wholesaler - Co-operative Kitchen

                                                                                                                                                  For Suma’s 40th anniversary we have invited Both Elaine and Lisa who are Suma Members, they are not professional chefs, but work 1 day a week providing a healthy lunch for up to 180 people at Suma. Lisa works is customer support, works in the warehouse picking the orders for customers and goes out visiting […]


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