2017 Speaker Line-Up


  • Peter Aldis

    CEO
    Holland & Barrett

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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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • Lisa Sinclair

                  Head of Category for VMS
                  Holland & Barrett

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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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • Jim Manson

                          Editor
                          Natural Products Magazine

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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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                            • Craig Sams


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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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                                • 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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                                  • Emily Kynoch


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                                    • Nick Morgan

                                      Founder
                                      A Word on Nutrition

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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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                                        • 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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                                          • 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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                                            • 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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                                              • 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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                                                • 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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                                                  • Richard Austin

                                                    Founder
                                                    Rainbow Wholefoods

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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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                                                      • 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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                                                        • 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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                                                          • Dominic Roberjot

                                                            Publisher
                                                            Natural Products Magazine

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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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                                                                • Ian Mackie

                                                                  Head of Category - Food
                                                                  Holland & Barrett

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                                                                  • Katie Hill

                                                                    Executive Director
                                                                    B Corporation

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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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                                                                      • 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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                                                                        • 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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                                                                          • 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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                                                                            • 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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                                                                              • John Weaver

                                                                                CEO
                                                                                Tree of Life

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                                                                                • Patrick Ahern

                                                                                  Director General
                                                                                  EHPM, European Health

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                                                                                  • Alex Smith

                                                                                    Founder
                                                                                    Alara Wholefoods

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                                                                                    • Sebastian Pole

                                                                                      Co-Founder
                                                                                      Pukka Herbs

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                                                                                      • Francesco Mazzei

                                                                                        Celebrated Italian Chef and Restaurateur

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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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                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                • 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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                                                                                                  • 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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                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                              • Janey Lee Grace

                                                                                                                Broadcaster and Journalist

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                                                                                                                • Holly Shackleton

                                                                                                                  Editor
                                                                                                                  Speciality Food Magazine

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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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                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                              • Lucy Pottinger

                                                                                                                                Lucy Pottinger

                                                                                                                                Head of Category for Ethical Beauty and Aromatherapy
                                                                                                                                Holland & Barrett

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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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                                                                                                                                    • 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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                                                                                                                                      • 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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                                                                                                                                        • 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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                                                                                                                                          • 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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                                                                                                                                            • 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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                                                                                                                                              • 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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                                                                                                                                                • 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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