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 healthfood trade, Robert has overseen the launch many of Britain’s best-known, brand-leading supplement ranges including Pregnacare, Wellman, Wellwoman, and Perfectil. Vitabiotics is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and fastest growing major supplement company in the UK, exporting to 100 markets and in 2013 becoming the first vitamin company to receive the Queen’s Award for Innovation. Robert has played a key role in Vitabiotics award winning marketing, clinical trial program and brand development.
Monday, 3 April - 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Natural Products Talks
Speaking: Graham Keen Patrick Ahern John Weaver Dr Robert Verkerk BSc MSc DIC PhD Robert Taylor
How will Brexit impact the specialist natural health products industry? Will we get regulatory ‘cut and paste’ – red tape replaced with red, white and blue tape? Or will the UK seize the opportunity to roll back restrictive and inappropriate legislation (“legalize nutrition”, as Patrick Holford says) – and are there down-sides to doing that? How will Brexit affect trade for natural products businesses, at home and overseas? And can we expect a smooth transitional deal, or are we heading…