About our Contributors
Gary is an independent butcher based in Heckington. His shop won Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2015
NFU livestock board chairman and sheep farmer from Leicestershire
Ruth joined him! in 2014 following a job in a PR agency specialising in travel writing. Having graduated from Bournemouth University with a Multimedia Journalism degree, she has been involved in the organisation and production of a number of documentary films as well blog writing. Outside of the him! office Ruth enjoys attending ballet classes and strives to travel as often as possible.
Nicholas Robinson is food and drink editor on our sister title Publican’s Morning Advertiser
Rob Shelley established Maritime Cargo Services in 1992 with the vision of providing a professional freight forwarding company tailored towards the logistics needs of the wholesale and retail industries.
Liz Murphy is director of the International Meat Trade Association which represents more than 60 importers, exporters and wholesalers as well as associate members from relevant sectors including shipping, freight forwarding, ports, levy boards and cold storage.
JP is export manager at AHDB and has more than 35 years of experience in the meat sector having worked in many countries and across the meat supply chain. He heads meat exports for AHDB Pork and AHDB Beef and Lamb and is involved with the marketing of pork, processed pork products and co-products to more than 40 markets.”
Terry Jones is director general for the Provisions Trade Federation, the trade association for the Meat and Dairy Trade. He is responsible for overall direction and strategy, external affairs and advice to PTF Council.
Sara manages the internal consultancy function within a group of food companies, including Fairfax Meadow and Tendercut Meats. She has a personal passion for the halal sector and writes her own blog, halalyou.com
Paul is MD Europe and Africa for Tyson International, one of the world’s largest producers of meat and poultry
Norman Bagley runs the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS), which represents medium and small independent businesses in the slaughtering and further processing sector.
Rizvan is an expert on halal, an Eblex board member, and director of Euro Quality Lambs.
Phil is the senior southern regional manager at Eblex, with expertise in supply chains, livestock production and abattoir systems, meat hygiene and animal health and welfare
Danny is a fifth-generation butcher, Q Guild member, and managing director at C Lidgate butchers in Holland Park, London.
Andrew is chief operating officer at the Food Standards Agency, responsible for all of the physical activities that go on to keep food safe.
Charles is managing director of Westaway Sausages – a specialist pork sausage producer based in Devon.