Who we are

Members of the HFMA have access to a gold-standard network for help and advice that is always on-hand to provide invaluable feedback in response to their queries.


The HFMA staff are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The Vice President and Executive Director can be contacted via the HFMA office.

The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association
1 Wolsey Road, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9EL
Tel: +44 (0)20 8481 7100
e-mail: hfma@hfma.co.uk or CLEARCHECK@hfma.co.uk

Director General
Martin Last

Penny Viner

Robert Taylor

Company Secretary
Mark Blackwell


CLEAR CHECK is responsible for administering the HFMA’s Code of Advertising Practice

Provide advice on regulatory issues, product labelling and advertising to member and non-member companies – for more information see here.

Gwyneth Massey
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, MRSB, CBiol

Regulatory Adviser

James Connell
RNutr (AfN Public Health), BSc (Hons) Applied Human Nutrition

Senior Regulatory Adviser and Head of Department

Jenny Carson
MRES Public Health, BSc Hons Nutritional Science

Regulatory Adviser


HFMA Comms is responsible for external communication and all aspects of social media.

Marketing & PR Consultant
Theresa Cutts

Operations and HR Manager
Pippa Williams

Gemma Walker

Office Manager
Mel Barmaz

Office Assistant
Denise Penfold


Technical Manager

Houaida Alawieh


Paul Berryman – Technical Adviser
Advises on technical issues relating to products, processing, distribution and relevant legislation
Berryman Food Science Ltd: Prof Paul Berryman

Michele Sadler – Scientific Adviser
Advises on scientific issues relating to specialist health foods and food supplements
Rank Nutrition: Dr Michele Sadler

Brian Kelly  – Political Adviser


Member companies are elected to Council for a period of two years and, by rotation, half of them are elected annually. Their nominated representatives volunteer considerable time to attending Council meetings that determine HFMA policy and strategy. Council officers (Chair and Treasurer) are elected annually by the Council, and the President and Vice-President, who do not have voting rights, are elected annually by members at the AGM.

Nelsons – Steve Mann

ADM Protexin – Nick Bennett

Natural Trade Brokers – Tom Moses (Treasurer)

Lanes Health – Janet Groves

G & G Food Supplies Ltd – Myles McEntyre 

Biocare – Emma Ellis

Vitabiotics – Robert Taylor
(Vice President)

Lamberts Healthcare – Sally Lott

Lehvoss UK/Gee Lawson – Julian Domszy

Eurocaps – Brett Tomlin

Nestlé Health Science UK&I – Raj K Banwait


Holland & Barrett – Matthew Smith

Being THE VOICE OF UK NATURAL HEALTH, we value the contribution that individuals make the industry that we serve. This is the purpose of the Maurice Hanssen Award of Honour.

The HFMA awards Dr Marilyn Glenville its highest accolade for services to the Natural Health Industry

The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) has awarded Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health, as the deserving winner of this year’s Maurice Hanssen Award of Honour.

The award, presented at the HFMA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15th June 2022, is the natural health industry’s greatest accolade and is presented in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contribution to the industry.

Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD (Cantab), AFBPsS, FBANT has been working in the natural health industry for over 35 years in clinical practice and is the author of 17 internationally best-selling books which have sold over one million copies world-wide and been translated into over 20 languages. She is the former President of the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine and was an observer on the Food Standards Agency’s Expert Group on the safety of vitamins and minerals and highly regarded throughout the industry.

Speaking of Marilyn’s contribution to the industry, Steve Mann, HFMA’s Chair, comments “Marilyn’s work has touched millions of people in the UK and around the world, improving their health, happiness and empowering them to better manage their own health and wellbeing.”

Speaking on her award, Marilyn says, “Winning this award is such an honour and it has been a privilege to work in the Natural Health industry for over 35 years and I am very proud to join the list of previous recipients. I would also like to thank the HFMA Council for their confidence in awarding me this honour which was an unexpected and very welcome surprise.”

She adds, “I would like to thank everyone in the industry and those members of the HFMA for continuing to maintain such high standards. Maintaining the high standards and integrity of the industry is so important when we consider the real benefits people gain from using good quality products.”