About

FoodSync is a food-focused multi-disciplinary business. Since its inception FoodSync has grown, working across Greater Manchester and further afield, delivering social impact through our work, adding value to clients and partners directly but also indirectly in how we work, to society as a whole.

The team

Jemma Hynes CEO & Technical Director Leads on:
Food Science and Technology
Health and wellbeing
Economic and strategic development
Operational design
Procurement, production and consumer profiling
Property and asset utilisation
Lindsay McAllister Relationships Director Leads on:
Strategic partnership working
Socio-economic development
Public sector development
Housing and the built environment
Knowledge transfer
Global partnerships
Charlotte Thwaite Food Systems Management Consultant Leads on:
Strategic management
Programme design and delivery
Technical advice
Process and system development


Rachel Oelbaum Project Co-ordinator Leads on:
Manchester Food Board facilitation
Project co-ordination
Media and communications
Research and analysis support
Administrative and business support

The team

Advisors & Associates

Our work is broad and whilst it is food focused, the system dynamics working around it are complex and ever changing. We have a network of great people who share their insight and expertise with us ensuring that what we do is current, relevant and innovative.

John Denny is an independent business advisor who works with boards and senior management teams to facilitate the resolution of complex problems, delivered through the most efficient and cost effective operating structures. John has also been a CEO in both international development and social housing sectors.

Dr Michael Hardman is an interdisciplinary researcher interested in a variety of topics: from spatial planning, to urban geography and environmental management.

Tom Prescott is a Commercial Property Specialist and has a high level of expertise and wealth of experience in providing leasing and asset management advice on a range of shopping centre and high street instructions across northern England plus strategic consultancy advice to local authority clients.

Hannah Atton is an experienced freelance Trend Analyst, specialising in the food and drink industry. Hannah has inspired product innovation for key global brands, including Nestle, Unilever, Carlsberg, Exberry and Cargill, building creative reports and unlocking valuable insights.Her background in NPD and Trend Research has enabled her to unravel cutting edge research and bring it to market. She has forged strong links with R&D specialists, 3rd party suppliers and SME’s, progressing her mission to support businesses to drive customer-focused innovation and passion for product.

Barbara Bray MBE is a registered nutritionist and food safety consultant with​ over 20 years’ experience working in the agri-food sector in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and in Africa. Barbara regularly chairs meetings on nutrition and speaks at events on the subject of food production and nutrition, and in 2019 she was awarded an MBE in the 2019 Birthday Honours list for ‘Services to Food Nutrition’.