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Brian Homewood- Managing Director Grampian Country Pork Suffolk
Dr Head joined Grampian Country Pork Suffolk in November as an interim Technical Director.
In that time Dr Head has made tremendous steps forward with both the department and our customers and has ensured processes and policies have been brought up to date. This has led to our teams following them without question and has left our customers in no doubt of our commitment to them.
With Dr Heads help we have updated our version of Q-Pulse and have trained all required staff on the elements of this system and what potential it has and with continued work our policies and processes are in the process of being moved to this version.
I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Head for your role and can assure you of her commitment to your company.
Dr. Geoff Spriegel - British Retail Consortium
Josephine worked for me in my capacity as Technical Director for Sainsbury’s in a number of technical roles from 1990 to ?. Jo’s most senior role was as Meat Technical manager, in which capacity she had responsibility for all technical aspects of the meat supply chain to Sainsabury’s – covering all suppliers based within the UK and overseas. Jo demonstrated a high capability to manage the many diverse and complex issues relating to the of quality ,safety and legality of products in this sector in addition to the high profile topics such as animal welfare and nutrition
Jo has established herself as a highly regarded individual within the meat industry, with a proven ability to apply her wide experience and extensive technical knowledge to business benefit.
Mark Fuller - Director Gael Quality
“Jo has been a valued customer for a few years now and I've personally worked with her several projects. Without a doubt Jo is an extremely professional, committed hard working individual who has a remarkable skill to seek and deliver win win solutions. Her ability to extract and then define a clear strategy using her knowledge of the Food industry and related regulations is quite unique and testament to her advisory capacity to organisations like the UK Food Standards Agency. There are few businesses that would not benefit from her vision and expertise.” October 22, 2008
Jenny Fox - Senior Consultant, JSD Consulting
“Jo asked me to work with her on a recruitment project while she was on assignment in South Africa. She was a great partner: clear, flexible and professional at all times.” January 7, 2010
Dr.Mike Hutchison - Director, Hutchison Scientific
We have worked with Jo to deliver FSA-funded research in the meat sector. We found her to be easy to work with and someone with a high degree of specialist technical knowledge. Jo has an unusually high awareness of practicality, costs of implementation and other factors that are important for business. 28/1/10
Jeremy Hall - Group Technical Director Bernard Matthews
I have been privileged to know and work with Jo Head for the last twenty years, since meeting her in J Sainsbury as head of the food microbiology section, Jo has been a clear and forthright thinker and a deliverer of change and progress ever since.
As Chair of the Red meat advisory group, working within the FSA, I have found her to be very professional, knowledgeable and able to get to the heart of issues and to debate the subject very effectively. Her knowledge on practical issues relating to food factory safety, hygiene issues, food contamination risk and reduction, and legislation knowledge is second to none.
I have no hesitation in recommending her as a person, as an adviser and also as an effective and positive consultant in the food industry. 2/2/10
Dr Paul Berryman - Chief Executive, Leatherhead Food Research
“Jo has been an expert advisor to Leatherhead Food Research for many years. As Chair of our Food Safety Research Committee, she has influenced the content and direction of our industry-focussed Scientific Research programme. Her experience in the meat industry is invaluable and her insights into microbiology and food safety have been excellent. Jo is also brilliant at coming up with new ideas and new approaches to solve industry problems. Our latest joint project is designed to make the life of a Technical Manager much easier. It combines Leatherhead’s advisory service with a novel computerised system that combines food safety, quality management systems, compliance, customers & NPD together in one simple dashboard. I recommend Jo for her technical expertise, experience, enthusiasm and innovative approach.” 28/2/2012