Bertrand Emond is Head of Membership & Training at Campden BRI, the world’s largest independent provider of practical scientific, technical, regulatory, training and information support to the food, drink and allied industries. Campden BRI currently serves over 2500 member companies, ranging from large international businesses to small individual operations, in 88 countries worldwide.
Founded in 1919, it now offers a wide range of analysis and testing services as well as operational support underpinned by a vigorous programme of research and innovation and disseminated through extensive knowledge management activities – including training and publishing leading industry guidance. Many of its activities are independently accredited.
Bertrand holds a Master of Food Science & Technology and a Master of Business Administration. For the last 30 years, Bertrand has been helping companies of all sizes from all parts of the agri-food chain to survive and grow. He has taken part in a number of local, regional, national and international initiatives aiming to support businesses with respect to Quality, Safety, Efficiency and Innovation, including: GFSI Stakeholder – Member of the Food Safety Culture Technical Working Group 2016-18; University of Nottingham UK Competencies for Food Graduate Careers Project Stakeholder; IFT Global Challenge Mentor and IFT British Section President; IAFP Silver Sustaining Member and IAFP Food Safety Education and Food Safety Culture PDG member; FSPCA International Subcommittee Trainer Network Member.
He is passionate about supporting the industry in the areas of skills, knowledge, training, learning and development, competency, and achieving culture excellence through behaviour change. He has been the Technical Lead for the Campden BRI Food Service Member Interest Group for the last 20 years. This broadly-based group is a forum for the discussion of food service related technical matters including the commercial impact of developing legislation, topical issues and common challenges. Amongst its members are contract caterers, restaurant and catering chains, pub chain operators, public sector organisations, institutional caterers, equipment manufacturers and food service suppliers.