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Paul Stennett

Advisory Board Member

Paul has more than twenty years R&D experience with major food companies such as Mars Inc, Quaker Oats (now Pepsico) in positions to European R&D Director and European Marketing Director, based in Germany. Paul can positively support clients wishing to gain maximum value from their accreditation to help grow their business and improve profitability.

After graduating Paul spent 15 years working in various roles in the food industry. Paul then joined a 3i Private Equity team creating a £50m food ingredients group in a buy and build strategy, successfully completing the sale of this business five years later

Paul then joined the United Kingdom Accreditation Service ("UKAS") as CEO. UKAS accredits all of the testing , inspection , calibration and certification bodies in the UK and many of the leading TIC sector businesses outside of the UK. During his time with UKAS Paul grew the turnover, profitability and remit of UKAS considerably , completing the acquisition of a medical organisation taking UKAS into the clinical sector covering medical laboratories, diagnostic imaging services and physiological sciences. During his time at UKAS Paul had close involvement with many of the major TIC sector companies not just in the UK but globally, given UKAS' role as one of the world's leading accreditation bodies. Paul took early retirement from UKAS in 2018 after 15 years as CEO and joined Red Swan Partners as an Advisory Board member in early 2020.

Areas of Expertise:



Years of Experience:

Accreditation, TIC sector, Marketing, Valuation and Business Growth Strategy.

BSc Hons FoodScience from Reading University.

• Appointed MBE in 2008 in the Queen’s New Year Honours awards for Services to Business.

• Honorary Fellow of the UK's Royal College of Pathologists in 2013 for his work in improving quality in medical laboratories.

• Trustee Board member of a medical organisation, Chair of that charity’s commercial arm and advisor to a fast-growing private equity backed start-up in the food industry.

Over 45 years .

Paul Stennett
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