International Women’s Day is coming up on 8th March!
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘Break the Bias’. This theme challenges us to imagine a world free of gender stereotypes and discrimination. And that includes in the workplace.
One of International Women’s Day’s missions is to ‘forge inclusive work cultures where women’s careers thrive, and their achievements are celebrated.’ Here at Food Alert, we’re proud that 55% of our business is made up of talented, creative and ambitious women. We wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate them and their achievements. We sat down to speak with three of the exceptional women that make up Food Alert’s team, to chat everything from exciting career achievements to the passions that drive them.
Meet Rachael Cullen
Client Services Director
Rachael joined Food Alert back in March 2019 and manages a team of four consultants, along with working with a team of associates. They’re responsible for making sure Food Alert’s clients get the very best of what the business has to offer.
Rachael manages an impressive roster of Food Alert’s clients, including large hospitality groups and many household names, such as Brewdog UK & International, Harbour Hotels, Blackrose Pubs, Corbin & King , Fat Duck Group and many more.
When it comes to the projects she’s most excited about, Rachael really does love every aspect of her varied role, saying: “It’s difficult to pinpoint one particular project as a lot of the work I do is exciting! I enjoy working with new projects such as onboarding new clients, meeting their teams and demonstrating how we can support their businesses.”
Meet Sylvia Rooke
10 years spent with Food Alert, including time spent in eLearning and sales, have given Sylvia a unique insight into the value the business offers to clients across the country – making her the ideal choice for Marketing Manager since October 2020.
Sylvia leads in creating and delivering the marketing strategy for Food Alert and has played a fundamental part in the success and growth of the business. Her favourite project to date? Leading Food Alert’s six-month rebrand in 2020 – culminating in a brand-new website, guides, social media presence and software evolutions – Sylvia has brought a refreshed and strengthened Food Alert proposition to the market.
Thanks to the breadth of her experience in the business, she’s witnessed our growth and expansion with excitement and passion, saying: “Being part of the growth and success of the company – is one of the most rewarding parts of my journey with Food Alert.”
Meet Amy Bunyan
Head of Commercial Finance
Amy joined Food Alert’s senior leadership board in April 2021. Amy is actually Food Alert’s first Head of Commercial Finance and is here to help us achieve our fast-paced growth ambitions.
With over five years of senior level finance experience – as well as a background in Practice at EY – Amy manages a team of four who all play a pivotal role in Food Alert’s development.
Amy hit the ground running and was responsible for processing the integration of STS Food Safety into Food Alert last year, helping the business to offer clients a wider range of food safety consultancy and support services to hospitality and food retail businesses.
And that project continues as she manages the integration of food supply chain management consultancy, NT Assure, into the Food Alert family.