Red Dragon Associates Ltd History
About the company
Red Dragon Associates Ltd began life as a sole trader in 1997,
specialising in consultancy services to the Food & Drinks
The company works extensively with other consultants across
a wide range of disciplines (Sales, NPD, and Training) to
be able to offer a full package of expertise in the Food & Drinks Industry.
The principal, Steve Cadwallader has over 25 years experience
in the Food & Drinks industries in Technical & Operational
roles and holds the status of Fellow of the Institute of Food
Science & Technology and Chartered Scientist - the highest
awards in recognition of service and experience within the
food & drinks industry.
Key business areas
Business development (factory, personnel, logistics, packaging lines & product) to achieve expansion into the major retailers.
Design & development of Quality Management Systems (BRC and ISO standards).
NPD to launch for chilled and frozen products into retailers (incl. M&S, Waitrose, Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons) and wholesalers (Brakes, 3663, etc), for branded (e.g. Cadburys) and own label.
Factory design and extension in UK and for overseas clients. Project management and relocation.
Interim Technical Management, experienced across most food sectors and with all major retailers.
Auditing against a range of Quality Standards, including SALSA, Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody, Seafish Quality Processor, Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme.
Development of Food based Franchise Operations.
Education & Qualifiactions
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
MSc Food Science
Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Lead Assessor ISO 9000: 2000 Series IRCA Accredited course.
Diploma in Management Studies (OU) Marketing & Finance.
Diploma Master Brewer Packaging.
Associate Member of the Institute of Brewing.
A range of courses leading to qualifications in HACCP, law (UK & EC, including Contract, Trust, Land & Tort), team awareness and development.
Radio 4 article GM protein in ice cream
on behalf of IFST.
Times article on novel packaging to maintain food nutrient
Technical writer on behalf of IFST Radio 5 Live technical
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