7th Annual, One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Exhibition, Central London, 15th June 2023

Our Partners

Activate Lubricants is a family-run business with over 30 years’ experience in the development and science behind foodgrade lubrication, and a customer base spanning the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food packaging industries.

We are trusted lubrication partners to over 60% of the UK’s top 50 food groups and service key businesses in the McDonalds SQMS. Our team’s unrivalled knowledge of tribology and real-world application enables us to offer a unique, science-based approach to deliver market-leading synthetic lubricants, innovative lubrication solutions and guaranteed audit compliance.

We have seen everything that can go wrong as a result of improper, reactive maintenance and are here to help improve reliability and asset life, while reducing downtime and maintenance costs, through our position as a world-class lubrication partner. We can support any business, at any stage of the Lean journey, to elevate lubrication to a strategic level and achieve greatly improved OEE, safety and sustainability.


Passionate about powering transparent, resilient and compliant supply chains, Authenticate combines collaborative software and proven industry experience to transform supplier management and drive efficiencies.Working with leading food retailers and manufacturers to map through the tiers, we provide the visibility and actionable insight needed to ensure safety and maintain standards.
With a suite of scalable software solutions available including supply chain mapping, audits, KPIs, automated certifications, specifications, incident management and much more, we’re here to help streamline process and whilst mitigating risk.

Visit www.authenticateis.com 
Call +44(0)1423 548583
Email hello@authenticateis.com

BST are proud to be the original pioneers in metal detectable plastic technology and are the driving force in the UK combatting the issue of plastic contamination in food production worldwide. We specialise in metal detectable, x-ray visible, shatter resistant, antimicrobial, food safe, BRC compliant products, utilised across all food sectors to reduce the risk of foreign body contamination.

Brain S Teasdale (BST) founded the company in 1985 and initially focused on providing engineering supplies to UK bakeries, before inventing the concept of metal detectable products and the world’s first detectable pen. BST remains a family business, now headed by John S Teasdale since Brian’s retirement in 2002. 

Detectable products are now an integral part of food safety and HACCP procedures worldwide. As new regulations and legislations have highlighted the necessity for detectable, food safe products in the food industry, it is becoming increasingly important to show due diligence in the prevention of plastic and rubber contamination. BST focus on producing high quality detectable products, less susceptible to wear and therefore less likely to end up contaminating food in production. Should a BST detectable item break or be dropped into food production, fragments as small as 5mm³ can be detected by metal detection or x-ray inspection systems and automatically be rejected from the production line. 

The food industry aside, BST products are high quality, ergonomic, and a wide range of the products are antimicrobial and so are also suited to environments of high-risk cross infection such as medical areas, reception areas, open plan offices, and call centres.


Since our creation in 1989 by our founder, and former owner, John Bell we have constantly strived to provide the highest quality products and services combined with industry leading service and support to our customers. This passion has led to an enviable reputation within our chosen sectors particularly when combined with our world-class CIP and engineering knowledge and expertise.

In 2012, we attracted the attention of the international family owned Christeyns group and joined their ranks as part of Christeyns Food Hygiene becoming a full member of the family in 2017 when John decided to retire leaving his creation in the safest of hands. Since that point our flair and ability has merged with our European partners to bring to our UK and Irish customer base an enhanced range of detergents, disinfectants and services drawing on experts from Finland to Morocco and France to the Czech Republic.

With our speciality laboratory facilities in Warrington (supported by partner labs in Belgium, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic) we can analyse debris and items of equipment to devise the most effective detergent solutions to ensure that your clean is the most efficient possible in terms of chemical composition, time and cost whilst providing the safest possible solution for your staff.

Our innovation continues to include unique hygiene testing & verification tests, an industry leading training offering and the world’s first BSI Kitemark™ hand sanitiser to provide our customers with the reassurance that our products have been independently assessed and evaluated and found to meet the most demanding of standards. That commitment to demanding standards extends to our dedication to the environment as well as the health & safety of our employees with our accreditation to BS EN 9001, BS EN 14001 and BS EN 45000 ensuring that the management of our business is world class in all aspects.


Centric Software, an innovative product concept to launch platform, featuring its flagship, market-leading and award-winning Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, Centric PLM®, is facilitating digital transformation for retailers, brands and manufacturers across all segments of consumer goods including cosmetics, and luxury. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Centric Software has digital solutions to satisfy the needs of every player in the market, large and small, and supports their mission to develop high-quality, sustainable products that are on time, on trend and in the right distribution channel. Its core solutions – all open platforms that easily integrate with other systems – include: 

  • Centric PLM, to streamline the product development process from concept to retail.
  • Centric Planning™, providing best-in-class data and visually-driven financial, merchandise and assortment planning as well as store and vendor forecasting for seamless and fast, pre and in-season execution. 
  • Centric Pricing™ for data-informed decision-making on pricing and product assortments to maximize revenue and margins. 

Centric proudly maintains a 99% customer retention rate and a 100% go-live rate. Awarded for its excellence by Frost & Sullivan five times and a recipient of several other regional accolades, Centric is proud to provide the best solution, backed by the best team to service the best customers.  

For more information, please visit www.centricsoftware.com 

Centric Software, a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), is a registered trademark of Centric Software, Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.  

Detectamet are a global food-safety business, committed to the manufacturing and distribution of metal & X-ray detectable products. Their products are designed to reduce the risk of foreign body contamination in food and pharmaceutical processing environments, helping to protect their customers’ reputation from damaging product recalls.

Opening in Pocklington in 2003, Detectamet have expanded rapidly in the last few years. They now have 5 sites globally, based in the US, Canada, Australia and most recently Germany, shipping detectable products direct to customers in all food & pharmaceutical manufacturing markets.

 Alongside their geographical expansion, Detectamet are proud of their recent manufacturing investments, improving quality control, enhancing capabilities for bespoke detectable products, and reducing lead-times for their customers. Such investments include injection moulding machinery, pen assembly machinery, PPE manufacturing in their specialist cleanroom, and an additional laser.

To find out more about Detectamet and their detectable products, visit: detectamet.co.uk

The Foods Connected platform consists of 7 core solutions: Food Safety & Quality, CSR and Sustainability, Procurement & Planning, Specifications & NPD, Supplier Compliance, Traceability and Reporting & Analytics. Each solution has been designed and created by food industry professionals for food industry professionals, to replace time-consuming and manual paper-based processes.

Foods Connected provides food industry suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and service providers with solutions that innovate & digitally transform food supply chain processes in one simple end-to-end platform, resulting in reduced costs, reduced labour, reduced risk and reduced paper and food waste.

The Foods Connected team come from various disciplines in the food industry and therefore our expertise and experience of working with Food Manufacturers, Food Retailers and Food Service Providers of all sizes, means we understand the changing problems and opportunities that the food industry faces and have ready-made simple but innovative solutions to quickly deliver value.

What does this mean for customers? Increased control & visibility by improving efficiency and simplifying tasks – delivered in the simplest way possible.



HVDS are air quality experts for food manufacturers, and a BRCGS accredited partner with over 40 years’ experience. Solutions include air distribution, filtration, ventilation, hygiene and dust extraction. 

We have over 40 years’ experience in clean air solutions and look after the air filtration and dust extraction requirements of over 100 of the largest food and beverage producers in the UK and Ireland.

Our FUSION™ service is a complete air management package for your air filtration and handling, leaving you free to focus on production.

Covering a spectrum of our specialist services, your HVDS FUSION™ air handling service package can include any of the following to suit your needs:

  • Fan & belt changes and checks
  • Air filtration service reports and records for audit compliance
  • Airflow mapping and air monitoring in addition to positive pressure testing
  • Photographic reporting and continuous air monitoring
  • Air handling system condition overview
  • Full site surveys of AHU/ARP & air filtration systems
  • Energy saving and better life air filter options
  • Air handling plant identification and labelling
  • Servicing of AHU, ventilation, and extraction systems
  • Air filter replacement, including licensed waste disposal
  • Ductwork checks and ductwork cleaning

Our technical team are not only highly trained in air handling and clean air products and services, but they also have the essential knowledge and experience of the requirements of the food manufacturing industry.


Intertek Alchemy is the Global Expert in Workforce Performance

Only Intertek Alchemy provides a complete training, reinforcement, and compliance solution that assures your manufacturing workforce has the right knowledge and confidence to perform their job correctly and efficiently. Alchemy partners with companies of all sizes to consistently engage their workforces, effectively building a strong culture of safety and quality.

More than 1 million workers at over 7,500 locations use Intertek Alchemy’s integrated programs to reduce workplace injuries and drive operational efficiencies that optimize your bottom line. Alchemy offers award-winning courseware, flexible delivery methods, audit-ready reporting, innovative on-the-floor technology, consulting, customization services, and more…all built specifically for manufacturing environments and personnel.

People make the difference in all that you do. Our mission to help your people succeed.


Kelsius are Ireland’s only manufacturer and provider of Wireless Temperature Monitoring and Digital Task Management systems and we take pride in being a Guaranteed Irish company. Founded in 2003, Kelsius is a technology company that has a strong market presence in Ireland and the UK and exports their products and services to 47 countries across the globe. Our customers range from restaurants, hotels and caterers to large supermarket chains and foodservice companies. We are committed to continuous innovation and our systems utilise the latest technologies to provide peace of mind and easy-to-use systems to our customers. Our customer support team offer unrivalled levels of service and can offer 365/24/7 support when required to global customers.


Klipspringer Ltd are delighted to announce their attendance at the prestigious Proactive Food Safety Conference, taking place on 15th June 2023 in London.

‘Compliance with confidence’ isn’t just a saying for us at Klipspringer. It informs everything we do – from offering constant technical support, to supplying thousands of hospitality and manufacturing businesses with innovative food safety solutions.
For over 20 years, Klipspringer have provided an unrivalled service that includes same day despatch, the largest stock holding in the UK (of more than 3,000 products), and the most helpful, knowledgeable customer support team in the industry. As a BRCGS partner organisation we work with the smallest artisan producers right up to the largest food producers and manufacturers, including the likes of Whitbread, McDonalds, Hovis, Kerry, Greggs, Compass Group, Cranswick, Müller, and Coca Cola.
At Klipspringer, we specialise in the following areas:

  • removing the guesswork from food oil management 
  • providing UKAS-accredited temperature calibration services 
  • eliminating foreign body risk with durable, detectable equipment
  • sourcing sustainable cleaning utensils from ocean plastic 
  • increasing the efficiency and accuracy of thermometer checks 
  • offering a market-leading range of colour-coded food grade products 
  • developing innovative digital quality management systems 
  • maximising workplace organisation with visual aids 
  • minimising risks, costs, and audit non-conformances


NSF has been dedicated to protecting and improving global human health since 1944. As a global, independent organization, our standards team facilitates development of public health standards, and our service teams test, audit and certify products and services. The NSF mark assures consumers, retailers and regulators that certified products have been rigorously tested to comply with all standard requirements. Separately, we offer customized training and education, risk management and consulting solutions.

Our professional staff of engineers, microbiologists, toxicologists, chemists and public health experts provides services in 180 countries across all major industries. Our ISO/IEC 17025-accredited, state-of-the-art global laboratories provide a wide range of testing, certification and technical services as well as human health risk assessments.


RSSL is a cutting-edge Contract Research Organisation, pushing the boundaries of science and innovation to help make our world safer, healthier and more sustainable. Our clients trust us to deliver relevant solutions to real-world problems facing the global food and beverage industry. From our state-of-the-art facilities in Reading, UK our multidisciplinary team of >350 scientists work hand in hand with our clients to ensure products they manufacture are trusted for their safety and quality. We offer a diverse range of food safety and analytical testing services across the full product life cycle including:

  • Allergen management, testing and training
  • Contamination identification
  • Problem solving and investigations
  • Risk assessment and risk analysis
  • Authenticity testing
  • Emergency Response Service

To find out  more please visit www.rssl.com or contact our team here.

Shield Safety is one of the UK’s leading providers of Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health and Safety. With 20 years of experience, we are committed to working, to keep businesses and their customers safe.

We are recognised as industry leaders. As the largest employer of Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) in the UK, our teams bring unrivalled expertise to everything that we do. Our award-winning software ‘RiskProof’ is designed to simplify and future proof the business of safety for our clients.

Shield Safety is proud to be a certification body for Safe to Trade®. The customer standard in food safety, and the UK’s first voluntary Third Party Assurance scheme.


TELUS Consumer Goods help solve inefficiencies in how food and goods are produced, distributed, and consumed. We deliver integrated digital solutions and data-driven insights across the entire value chain, enabling businesses to make informed decisions and drive profitable growth. Our solutions connect the global supply chain, driving better production processes and improving our food’s safety, quality, and sustainability, all in a way that’s traceable and clear to the end consumer. As a company, we are committed to enabling the most efficient production outcomes, while lowering the impact on our environment. Let’s make the future friendly.


TraceGains is revolutionising supply chain agility for food and beverage brands around the globe, through an innovative Networked Ingredients Marketplace. The ability for ingredient suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to seamlessly connect with partners through a networked marketplace is essential for collaborating to solve today’s unprecedented supply chain challenges. Information about ingredients and supply chain partners flows instantly using intelligence and automation. Our patented PostOnce™ technology allows authorised stakeholders to share and receive vital information, precisely when, where, and how they need to operate efficiently and remain competitive.

Brands collaborate on over 450,000 ingredients/items from more than 60,000 global supply chain locations, with over 4,600,000 supplier items and documents,  creating greater agility, resilience, and joined sustainability within the business ecosystem that masters the modern supply chain.


Veeva builds cloud applications that drive transparency and trust throughout the product journey – from raw materials through manufacturing to ultimately the consumer. Our cloud applications for food & beverage (F&B) companies, built on our Vault platform, make it easier for R&D, Food Safety & Quality, and Regulatory teams to collaborate by bringing together disconnected processes, documents and data. In doing so, we help our customers eliminate inefficiencies so they can bring safe, high-quality, and sustainable products to market without compromising compliance.


Highest quality without compromise 

The WIPOTEC Group is a leading global provider of intelligent weighing and inspection technology. Spurred on by our corporate philosophy “Innovation. Passion. First.”, we develop and produce unique machine solutions and technologies for OEM and end customers from a wide range of industries at our headquarters in Kaiserslautern. As a sound, founder-managed company with 30 years’ experience, we value enduring, long-term partnerships and always put the customer first. “First” as in top priority. 

Our integrated solutions come from “a single source” and extend along the entire value creation chain from hardware and software development to in-house production with a level of vertical integration exceeding 85% and after-sales service. 

“Designed, engineered and manufactured in Germany” is a mark of premium quality and customer benefit derived in high-performance applications. 

Behind the Group’s success are more than 1,000 employees who demonstrate their passion for technology to our customers on a daily basis. 

With a broad portfolio of checkweighers, X-ray machines, Track & Trace products and innovative systems for the mail & logistics industry, WIPOTEC-OCS serves our end user business in nine target industries worldwide. 

Weighing and Inspection Solutions – WIPOTEC-OCS 

WIPOTEC-OCS implements intelligent weighing and inspection solutions for manufacturing industries in the food, non-food, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. 

It also focuses on creating productivity increases and revenue recovery applications for leading mail and logistics companies.