Verner Wheelock Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Food industry training experts Verner Wheelock are celebrating 30 years in business this week. 

The Skipton based company who provide a wide range of training to the food industry has gone from strength to strength since being founded by Professor Verner Wheelock in 1990 – the same year that the Food Safety Act was introduced in the UK.

Offering a range of courses in food safety, HACCP, auditing and specialist courses such as food allergens and labelling, their courses have produced several Royal Society for Public Health award-winners, and their experienced ethical auditing team now operates nationwide.

The family-run business continued to trade successfully throughout lockdown by moving courses to an online format, but unfortunately due to Covid-19 the planned 30th birthday celebrations weren’t able to go ahead.  Instead, the team marked the occasion with an online lecture by a leading low-carb expert Ivor Cummins, the Chief Program Officer for Irish Heart Disease Awareness. 

For the past 8 years Ivor has been intensively researching the root causes of modern chronic diseases, with a focus on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, sharing his research insights at speaking engagements around the world.

Customers, trainers, auditors, suppliers and friends of the company joined Verner Wheelock himself and the full team online for the webinar which discussed some interesting theories about the current pandemic and the effects of Government policies, as well as the effects of the nation’s current health, wellbeing and nutrition on Covid-19 mortality rates.

Managing Director, Alison Wheelock said: “It was lovely that so many customers and associates took time out to celebrate our 30th anniversary with us. We’re very proud of how the company has grown over the past 3 decades and it was great to mark the occasion with such an informative and thought-provoking webinar from Ivor Cummins, which was very well received by all. Here’s to the next thirty years!”

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