Practical Solutions International

About PSI

Practical Solutions International offers practical help in Ethical, Sustainability and Safety.

Practical Solutions International is a dynamic consultancy. We can provide a unique mix of technical and new product development skills through flexible work solutions.

Our goal is to excel in all we do.

Bill (based in the UK)

Professional Experience

Bill has wide experience in food manufacturing and retail, including over 7 years as an independent technical consultant, 9 years at Safeway Stores and various positions with food manufacturers, managing and developing teams of technologists covering food safety, new product development, supplier approval and product assurance.

Sector Specific Expertise

Dairy (Milk, Cream, Yogurts, Desserts, Spreads, Eggs, Cheese); Bakery (Bread, Cake, In Store Bakery, Biscuits & Coffee Shops); Grocery (Confectionery, Snacks, Beverages, Canned and Packet Goods); Chilled (Ready Meals, Delicatessen products, Pies, Sandwiches).

Key Skills

Manufacturing operation & design; Supplier approval; Audit; Improvement; Knowledge of retailer standards and requirements; BRC/IFS assessments; Team management & development

Training

HACCP/Auditing, BS5750/Lead Assessor trained, Time Management, Ethical Trade Initiative - Corporate Social Responsibility support

Product Expertise

  • Fresh & Prepared Produce
  • Flowers and Pot Plants
  • Chocolate & Confectionery
  • Soft Drinks
  • Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate
  • Snacks and Crisps
  • Canned and dry grocery
  • Chilled Ready Meals
  • Dairy Products