I help businesses develop trust, integrity and leadership throughout the food industry by adding value and delivering effective solutions.

I help businesses develop trust, integrity and leadership throughout the food industry by adding value and delivering effective solutions.

The food industry is notoriously complex and unpredictable and change is inevitable. Whether it is product, process or people, great food technology is absolutely key to embracing change and unlocking the future potential of food businesses.

Your Challenge

  • PROJECT DELIVERY:   You need short term help to deliver a key business objective
  • SKILLS GAP:   You need to up-skill your team through on-the-job coaching and mentoring
  • INTERIM SUPPORT:   You need help until permanent resource can be found

Consultancy Help

My clients often have the vision, but lack the skilled technical resource to deliver it and are swamped with managing the rest of their business. I help them to build their teams to meet customer needs and give them the capability and freedom to focus their attention where it can offer most value.

Lucy MacLennan

I started my career more than 20 years ago and have worked in many categories across the food industry, but having grown up in a farming community I always wanted to specialise in fresh produce. For the past 10 years I have held senior positions both within food retailers and their supply bases leading teams to source and process the finest fresh fruit and vegetables. As a result my primary areas of focus are fresh produce and food retail.

How I work

A recipe for success

The Food Technology Map

What is the scope of food technology?

Explore the blog

What is the difference between innovation and product development?

What my clients say

“Lucy’s understanding of the end to end fresh produce supply chain was invaluable. She is an excellent communicator and very well organised, making sure that all key stakeholders are kept informed at all stages. I am delighted that Lucy was part of this team and we will utilise her extensive knowledge in future”.

Johnathan Sutton,
Technical Manager – Fresh Produce, Plants & Flowers, Marks and Spencer Plc

“Lucy’s work has been outstanding and has delivered above expectations as well as gaining respect throughout the Fresca Group. Her experience, intellect and business acumen are a strong force for leading change within the fresh produce sector.”

Ian Craig,
CEO Fresca Group

“Lucy’s work was outstanding, providing me with a clear insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the technical functions and developing appropriate training, coaching and mentoring for the team. Her value extended across the whole business”.

Dr Steve Rothwell,
Group Technical Director, Vitacress Group