Skills and Abilities

  • Innovative approach to the development of products to exceed customer expectations.
  • Adept at identifying and developing new food ingredients and concepts with a faultless ability to transform them into commercially viable products.
  • Ability to design and develop products to meet any eating requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten and sugar free.
  • Leadership qualities that engender team sprit and generate unity of purpose and energy to achieve goals.
  • Commercially astute ensuring food and product development meet all stakeholder requirements.
  • Ability to develop and monitor key client relationships across a variety of organisations, including retail, airline and food industries.
  • Excellent communication, both written and oral, dealing with people at all levels both in a one-to-one and group situation.
  • Driven to achieve excellent standards and market leader status.

Read Nellie’s Lifetime Interview: Coronation of the Sandwich Queen, when she was awarded The British Sandwich Industry Award for 2009.

Career History

Leathams Plc
Pret a Manger
Hazlewoods (now Greencore)
Pret a Manger (second time)
Nichols NPD (current own consultancy)

Should you require further information regarding a more detailed career history and list of achievements please contact me directly.


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