Former Cranswick head of compliance and sustainability launches consultancy business

A food industry veteran has launched a consultancy business to help companies with their compliance and sustainability needs.

Garry Warhurst established Warhurst Associates to use the 27 years’ experience gained in businesses including Cranswick, Sainsbury’s, Bakkavor and Warburtons, to advise businesses in all areas of compliance and sustainability.

Latterly Head of Compliance and Sustainability at Cranswick, he will now specialise in Food Safety, Auditing, writing and implementing Management Systems as well as finding practical solutions to ESG compliance for food businesses.

Mr Warhurst said: “Warhurst Associates is passionate about helping to ensure that businesses big and small meet their compliance requirements against Food Safety, Environmental, Energy, Health and Safety and Ethical standards.

“We work on short-term projects including GAP and mock audits against any standard covering these areas and for long-term support regarding auditing and QMS management and installation.”

Since its launch, Warhurst Associates have supported seven different clients on 11 different projects, including ISO 14001 installation for a vegetable processor, guiding a chocolate manufacturer to pass a SMETA audit and helping a start up with launching a cereal product for the autoimmune community.

“Ultimately, I want to grow the Warhurst Associates team, become known as a one-stop-shop for compliance and complement our consultancy offer with compliance training.”  

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