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About us

As a food specialist awarding body and end-point assessment organisation the food and drink industry is at the heart of everything we do. Part of the ftc group, we’re a not-for-profit organisation which enables us to focus on doing the right thing, not driving the bottom line.

 

Though we’ve been developing accredited qualifications for almost 20 years our roots trace back to 1946, with the establishment of the Institute of Meat (IoM). The IoM remains a sister organisation and a valuable source of meat industry expertise to this day.

Our mission

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TO BE THE LEADER IN FOOD INDUSTRY
QUALIFICATIONS, QUALITY ASSURANCE AND END-POINT ASSESSMENT; TRUSTED FOR OUR SERVICE AND INTEGRITY, VALUED FOR OUR EXPERTISE AND PROFESSIONALISM.

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Meet the team

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Jane Downes

Chair

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Jo Sterritt

Quality and Operations Director

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Debbie Guy

Associate Director of People and Finance

Helen King

Quality & Compliance Manager

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Kiera Stones

Quality and Compliance Officer

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Terry Fennell

Chief Executive and Responsible Officer

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Jim Richardson

EPA Manager

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Joe Seddon

Head of Quality & Operations

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Charlotte Burkill

People and Finance Administrator

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Samantha Francis

EPA Manager

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Andrew Key

Technical Director

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Kevin Meades

EPA Manager

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Kathy Merritt

Quality & Performance Manager

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Sophie Doy

Operations Administrator

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Debbie Hattersley

Quality Coordinator

How are we regulated?

As an awarding body we are regulated by the qualifications regulators of
England, Northern Ireland and Wales - Ofqual, CCEA and Qualifications in Wales
(QiW). This permits us to develop and award vocational qualifications suitable for
further education colleges, learning providers and food businesses.


As an end-point assessment organisation we are approved by the Institute for
Apprenticeships and Technical Education to deliver end-point assessment (EPA)
for a range of apprenticeship standards. See the full range of standards we
deliver EPA for
here or call us on 0113 3970 395 to talk to a member of the team.