Speakers

We’re working on this year’s speaker line-up now. In the meantime, you can see who spoke at last year’s show below:

2016 speaker line-up


  • Alan Martin

    Alan Martin has worked in the Natural Health Industry for 30 years and has a diploma in Diet and Nutrition. His passion for the industry began after meeting Rod Brennan from Blackmore’s Vitamins in the 80’s and this inspired him to make a career change. From the early days working in Holland and Barrett, to […]


    • Amarjit Sahota

      Amarjit Sahota

      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 […]


      • Amena Warner

        Amena Warner

        Amena Warner currently working as Head of Clinical Services for Allergy UK, helping to raise awareness of Allergy both nationally and internationally, supporting the aims of the charity. Previously working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in IMMUNOLOGY & ALLERGY for an NHS Hospital Trust. Trained at University College, London in 1979 after studying the 3 […]


        • Amy Wordsworth

          Amy Wordsworth

          Entrepreneur, Amy Wordsworth, founded natural children’s bath time range Good Bubble in 2014 with the brand mission “to make safer, happier bath times for families” With a background in advertising and marketing, Amy worked as a Planner for global agency Saatchi & Saatchi X before teaming up with her parents’ toiletries manufacturing company Wordsworth (UK) […]


          • Andrew Kojima

            Andrew ‘Koj’ Kojima

            Andrew Kojima ‘Koj’ (better known to MasterChef viewers as Andrew) comes from a British-Japanese heritage that makes him one of the most naturally talented and imaginative chefs in the UK. After reaching the pinnacle of amateur cooking success in the final of MasterChef 2012, he embarked on life as a professional chef beginning with a […]


            • Andrew Thomas

              Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director of BetterYou. A pioneering natural health company, based in South Yorkshire, specialising in the supplementation of the growing number of key nutrients lost through our dramatically changing diet and lifestyle. The products stand alone in the market place by their unique levels of quality and effectiveness and utilise the […]


              • Angela Langford

                Angela Langford

                In 2014 I took part in Masterchef, making it to the finals. This took my passion for creating tasty dishes and great skincare recipes to another level.  I am a firm believer in the power of natural ingredients for great skin and I am delighted to share some of my recipes with you today.  


                • Annie Seeley


                  • Benjamin Brown

                    Ben is a naturopath, nutritionist, science writer, author and speaker. He is a contributor to the textbook, Nutritional and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine, and this work is the basis of his talk. He regularly writes for industry magazines and scientific journals. Ben is Associate Editor of CAM Magazine, Technical Director at Viridian Nutrition, and is […]


                    • Christine Bailey

                      Christine Bailey

                      Christine is an award winning Nutritionist, Chef and Author with over 18 years of experience. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. Well known in the health and food industry Christine regularly appears in the media demonstrating healthy recipes and as […]


                      • Clare McDermott

                        The Soil Association was founded in 1946 by farmers, scientists, doctors and nutritionists to promote the connection between the health of the soil, food, people and the environment. Today the Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. Soil Association Certification, a not-for-profit subsidiary […]


                        • Cliff Moss

                          Cliff Moss, Managing Director of Healthy Sales & Marketing has many successful years in the natural food channel. Cliff has held directorships with some of the best known brands in the industry, maintains face-to-face relationships with clients and wholesalers, and is highly regarded in the sector.


                          • Clifford Gee

                            Clifford Gee

                            Clifford Gee is an expert consultant in the beauty industry with over 20 years’ experience in presenting, negotiating and developing niche brands into high profile retailers including Boots, Harrods, House Of Fraser, Selfridges, SpaceNK, TV Shopping Channel QVC and leading online retailers. Gee over this period through his extended expertise has been able to develop […]


                            • Craig Sams


                              • Dale Pinnock

                                Dale Pinnock


                                • Deborah Meaden

                                  Deborah Meaden


                                  • Dominic Roberjot


                                    • Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD

                                      Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD, the UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health, has just been awarded a fellowship at the Health Food Institute in addition to The Royal Society of Medicine; is a Chartered Psychologist and author. She is a popular keynote presenter at national and international conferences and broadcaster on radio, TV and in […]


                                      • Dr Robert Verkerk BSc MSc DIC PhD

                                        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, […]


                                        • Emma Cockerill


                                          • Finn Cottle

                                            The Soil Association was founded in 1946 by farmers, scientists, doctors and nutritionists to promote the connection between the health of the soil, food, people and the environment. Today the Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. Soil Association Certification, a not-for-profit subsidiary […]


                                            • Fiona Jardine


                                              • Francesca Morgante

                                                Francesca Morgante


                                                • Francesco Mazzei


                                                  • Gabrielle Jondet

                                                    Gabrielle is a professional food retailer, with over twenty years experience in the retail and hospitality industry. With a passion for great food, the organic sector is one she has always been involved in through the premium retail sector. Working predominantly in high end food and wine retail in Britain and Australia, she recently worked […]


                                                    • Gary Trickett

                                                      Having spent the last thirty years in the natural health industry, I have always been a strong believer in “united we stand, divided we fall”. And this is why our stores are members of the NAHS. The association should be the (loud) voice of independent health stores across the country whether highlighting inconsistencies in business rates […]


                                                      • Graham Keen

                                                        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 […]


                                                        • Ines Romanelli

                                                          Ines Romanelli is originally from Brazil; she grew up experiencing two very strong cultures, her mother is Jewish and her father is Italian. After finishing secondary school in Sao Paulo, she moved to Paris to study at the prestigious Ecole Superieure d’Hotellerie. During her studies she worked as an intern in several restaurants, including a […]


                                                          • Jack Challem

                                                            Jack Challem is a columnist for Natural Products News and the bestselling author of more than twenty books, including No More Fatigue, Stop Prediabetes Now, The Food-Mood Solution, The Inflammation Syndrome, and Syndrome X. His scientific articles have been published in Alternative & Complementary Therapies, Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, and […]


                                                            • Janey Lee Grace


                                                              • Jay Morjara

                                                                Jay Morjara


                                                                • Jayn Sterland

                                                                  Jayn Sterland

                                                                  Jayn Sterland joined Weleda eight years ago after becoming smitten with the power of the Weleda products she was using on her two small children. She brought her experience of managing high profile fashion brands to bring the original products she found in the Weleda archives, such as the now famous Skin Food, to the […]


                                                                  • Jim Manson


                                                                    • Jo Morley

                                                                      Jo works in the marketing team for Soil Association Certification where her role is focused on increasing consumer awareness of organic. She is responsible for national campaigns such as Organic September, Organic Beauty Week and the Organic Christmas Market.


                                                                      • Joanne Hill

                                                                        Joanne Hill


                                                                        • Jorge Urena & Markus Pandur


                                                                          • Laura Scott

                                                                            Laura Scott

                                                                            Laura is a chef and blogger from How to cook good food who will be demonstrating quick and easy organic breakfasts to launch Wake up to Organic.


                                                                            • Laura Ullmann

                                                                              IFOAM EU represents more than 160 member organizations across Europe. Member organizations span the entire organic food chain and beyond: from farmers and processors organisations, retailers, certifiers, consultants, traders and researchers to environmental and consumer advocacy bodies. Laura Ullmann has experience in the organic movement and the corporate world. She is the communications and business […]


                                                                              • Lee Holdstock

                                                                                Having been with the Soil Association Certification since 1999, Lee has broad experience of the certification, technical and commercial needs of a wide range of organic businesses. Lee is Soil Association Certifications’ Trade Relations Manager and leads on various trade initiatives designed to help grow organic, from export and independent retail support to training to […]


                                                                                • Lucy Pottinger

                                                                                  Lucy Pottinger


                                                                                  • Lysa Hardy


                                                                                    • Mark Steele


                                                                                      • Michelle Ames

                                                                                        Michelle works as a Senior Certification Officer for the food, health and beauty and textiles sectors. Michelle graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Public Health Nutrition. Before joining Soil Association in 2009, she worked in the food industry as a home economist, lab assistant and NPD assistant.


                                                                                        • Morten Moberg Nielsen

                                                                                          Born and educated in Denmark and achieving a Master degree in Logistics and Controlling in 1996, Morten built his career within the European grocery discount sector, before becoming the Retail Director of Dogn Netto. In 2009 Morten became Managing Director of Netto in Germany. His extensive knowledge of the grocery discount sector led to being […]


                                                                                          • Nicky Clinch

                                                                                            Nicky Clinch

                                                                                            Nicky is a Certified Macrobiotic Nutritionist, Life Counselor & Chef who specialises in cooking plant-based seasonal foods to create optimum balance to our overall health & well being, without compromising on it being absolutely delicious! Nicky will be demonstrating a complete balanced meal for Springtime and show how quick and easy it really can be […]


                                                                                            • Nikos Koutsinas

                                                                                              In 1979, along with his wife, Niki Koutsianas, founded APIVITA (which comes from the Latin words apis (bee) and vita (life) and sums up the company’s identity and philosophy. Mr. Koutsianas has served as General Secretary of Pharmacists Union of Athens for 8 years and as the Chairman of the Hellenic Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery […]


                                                                                              • OTB

                                                                                                OTB


                                                                                                • 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 […]


                                                                                                  • Paul Lindley

                                                                                                    Paul Lindley

                                                                                                    Paul Lindley is an award winning British entrepreneur.  In 2006 he founded Ella’s Kitchen, an innovative brand of organic food for babies and young children whose mission is to improve children’s lives by giving them a better relationship with food. It is now the largest baby food band in the UK and has sales of […]


                                                                                                    • Peter Aldis


                                                                                                      • Rebecca Goodyear

                                                                                                        Rebecca Goodyear, voted fourth most influential personality in The Who’s Who of Natural Beauty in The Natural Beauty Yearbook 2015 runs a boutique agency specialising in natural products. She also writes an award-winning blog, Biteable Beauty where she covers many subjects, but mainly natural beauty, health, wellbeing and life.


                                                                                                        • Rick Hay

                                                                                                          Rick Hay ‘The Superfoodist’ is a nutritional/natural therapist with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. He is the resident Health and Fitness Expert for Ideal World TV and is also a qualified lecturer. He lectures in Sustainable Weight Management, Cleansing and Detox at The College of Natural Medicine in London. He is a successful nutritional […]


                                                                                                          • Robert Ortiz

                                                                                                            Head Chef
                                                                                                            Lima London & Lima Floral

                                                                                                            Robert Ortiz is a pioneer of Peruvian cuisine, bringing the heady flavours and bright colours of his native country to an appreciative European audience. Showcasing both traditional Peruvian ingredients and rare, ancient edibles from the country’s mountain regions, coast and rainforest, he creates wholesome and beautifully-flavoured plates with vibrant, artistic flair.


                                                                                                            • 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 […]


                                                                                                              • Sebastian Pole


                                                                                                                • Shona Wilkinson

                                                                                                                  Shona Wilkinson – Head Nutritionist NutriCentre – is a registered nutritional therapist, life coach and personal trainer and is currently studying for a Masters in Human Nutrition.  She is also a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine.  Shona is very much involved in the sourcing of new products for NutriCentre and writes many articles […]


                                                                                                                  • Simon Wright

                                                                                                                    For the last 27 years Simon has worked closely with brand-holders, retailers, certifying bodies, NGOs and government. His extensive knowledge of sustainable food and drink, his wide network of contacts and his close relationship with key players adds value to the activities of his clients.