Catherine Watkinson is an accomplished Technical Director with more than 20 years experience proficient in all areas relating to the operation of a Technical Department ranging from the management and training of personnel, creating a team culture,  experienced overseas auditor, excellent certification compliance and broad knowledge of new concepts, process technology and legislative requirements in the food industry. 

  • Accreditation to BRC standards – can advise teams to achieve the highest grades.
  • Approval status against all Retailer audit standards – Waitrose WPOD, Tesco TFMS, Sainsbury’s Food Safety Audits, M&S Food Safety Audits
  • Advisor on Ethical Audits for SMETA/SEDEX & Asda Ethical
  • Accreditations to MSC, Lion Egg Code, Organic Farmers & Growers, Soil Association, FSC 22000, ISO 9001.
  • Implementation of data & learning systems – Learning Plus, Applied Principles, Muddy Boots, QPulse.
  • Project management and advisor on new builds and factory modifications.


  • Board Director – The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology for over 10 years holding Chair position for 2 years.
  • Fellowship of The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology
  • Board Member of the Appeals Panel for Organic Farmers & Growers representing Manufacturing.
  • Member of Soil Association Processor Technical Group