For the past 28 yrs, I have committed to building a successful career within food manufacturing & the retail business. For 18 of those years, I worked in various NPD and technical roles at Asda Stores Ltd. I gained extensive experience in many food areas including bakery, chilled convenience products & ambient products, dairy & cheese. In 2017 I set up Manor House Consultancy Ltd. My business provides independent and expert advice & services, including focused product & process development, food safety & technical support, mentoring & auditing, including SALSA accreditation. In 2020, I created the Virtual cheese Awards, initially for lockdown but due to the great feedback received, this event will continue to support the British Cheese Makers.