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Society of Dairy Technology


Consultancy and Technical Services

This list of SDT Members, who are prepared to act as consultants or provide technical services is provided as a service to those seeking such assistance.

The information included has been supplied by that individual and it must be emphasised that where members undertake work as a result of this web site, they do so entirely in their individual professional capacity and totally independent of the SDT. Consultants will negotiate their own terms and conditions including their rates, and in no sense represent the SDT.

The Society cannot accept any responsibility or liability for work undertaken and it should be noted that free advice or information is generally not provided.

Consultants who are members of the Society wishing to be included in this list should contact the Executive Director at in the first instance.

Adrian Cartlidge

AEC Technical Services Ltd
1 Swallow Croft
ST13 8JB

Mobile: 07810556965
Telephone: 01538382077

Adrian has almost 30 years’ experience within the food industry and is a director of the Hartington Creamery Ltd.
He has an in-depth knowledge of dairy technology, including blue cheese, soft cheese and hard cheese production.
Experienced in food safety, HACCP, business development, NPD, process troubleshooting, hygiene management and training.

John Knox MSc, CSci, MCQI, FIFST

John Knox Ltd
Glenmore House
55 Rose Bank
Staffordshire ST13 6AG

Mobile: 07967 022341
Telephone: 01538 399733

John was manufacturing director of the £200m turnover Kerrygold Co. for 14 years and founded and run the Staffordshire Cheese Co. for 10 years.
He has prepared Business Plans, Developed Sales and New Products in Artisanal Cheesemaking, Yogurt, Juice, Milk and Butter. He has considerable experience in HACCP and Quality Systems Development.

Vonsild Insight

29 Hill Top Road

Mobile: 07967651379

23 years senior manufacturing, engineering, technology, innovation and projects positions with global FMCG blue chip organisations. Worked in Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Canada and UK.
Certified facilitator of business insight workshops.
Manufacturing, Dairy, Food and drink industries, Food Safety, Statutory compliance, Engineering, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Hygienic Design, Project Management, Design Specifications, Maintenance, Innovation, Skills, Education

Liz Whitley MPhil, PhD, FIFST

Doverbeck Ltd,
Larnick Park,
Higher Larrick,
Cornwall, PL15 9QH

Mobile: 07774 292787


Liz has more than 35 years experience within the dairy industry and dairy education. Her research topics have included Listeria monocytogenes as well as Blue Stilton cheese. She is an experienced trainer and can either deliver consultancy or training in areas such as HACCP, food safety systems, practical food production, microbiology and technical aspects.