Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

The UK food supply chain: transparency, competition and the role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator

Wednesday, 8th March 2017

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD


Taking place as BEIS analyse feedback from their recently closed statutory review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator, this conference will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss the policy priorities for the UK food supply chain and for the Groceries Code Adjudicator.

The agenda is being structured to facilitate discussion on how best to ensure a fair price for suppliers to large supermarkets, and examine priorities for the Groceries Code Adjudicator and the potential for any further expansion of the role.

Further planned sessions assess next steps for ensuring integrity, assurance and transparency across the food chain, including discussion on labelling, trading practice, regulation and meeting the challenges of reducing food fraud.

Guest of Honour

Christine Tacon

Groceries Code Adjudicator

Guest of Honour

Christine Tacon

Groceries Code Adjudicator


Sue Hayman MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Calum Kerr MP

SNP Westminster Group Leader, Environment and Rural Affairs and Co-Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Food and Drink Manufacturing


Mike Watkins

Head of Retailer and Business Insight, Nielsen UK

Michael Bell

Executive Director, Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association

Eoghan Daly

Manager, Forensic and Counter-Fraud Services, Crowe Clark Whitehill

Andy Morling

Head of Food Crime, National Food Crime Unit, Food Standards Agency

Hilary Ross

Executive Partner, London and Head of Retail, Food and Hospitality, DWF

Chris Mallon

National Director, National Beef Association

Duncan Swift

Partner & Head of Food Advisory Group, Moore Stephens, Chartered Accountants

Tim Aldred

Head of Policy and Research, Fairtrade Foundation

Minette Batters

Deputy President, NFU

Helen Munday

Chief Scientific Officer, Food and Drink Federation

James Gray

National Vice-Chairman, Tenant Farmers Association

Fintan Hastings

Senior External Affairs Adviser, British Retail Consortium