EDUCATE, SUPPORT, NOURISH

At Alo Solutions, we believe in sharing knowledge rather than restricting it. That’s why we speak on food systems and nutrition and offer consultancy on food strategy and nutrition to growers, food manufacturers and service providers in the food industry. We build a community of food professionals to share best practice. Because together, we can go further.

 

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What we do


We’re not your average food consultancy – with a background in food technology and human nutrition, our founder Barbara Bray offers end-to-end expertise on the full cycle of food production, from growing healthy and sustainable food to the nutrition of the food that hits your customers’ plates. The clue is in our name – to be the solution for navigating the food industry.

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What can Alo Solutions do for you?

FOOD STRATEGY

Being a success is more than producing great tasting food – we care about sustainability, nutrition smart agriculture and dietary trends, too. Discover how we can help you here.

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SPEAKING AND CHAIRING

Our founder Barbara Bray is an experienced speaker and teacher, delivering workshops, conferences, and guest lectures. Her recent work includes TEDx talk 'Diet, Diversity and the Future of Food'

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HEALTHY AGEING NUTRITION

We would love to help your business identify products and services with healthy ageing nutrition in mind. Look out for our range of services in this important area.

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What people are saying

Edward Palmer
Group Technical Director & Business Development Manager, S&A Fresh Produce

A rigorous independent review by a professional with high standards was the most valuable thing about having her review our systems against customer and BRC standards, and was what I was looking for to help assist our business progress in its performance. In addition, I enjoy working with Barbara because of her straight talking approach, willingness to work hard with us and her ability to earn trust through maintaining professionalism and integrity at all times. Barbara is in demand because she is easy to work with and always gives 100%. She is friendly, professional, driven and importantly, cares about helping you get the improvements you want.

Haleh Moravej
Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

On 14th of February 2018 Barbara gave a guest lecture to 47 first year Nutritional Sciences students as part of Nutrition in 21st Century Unit. The guest lecture was based on her Nuffield scholarship travelling to 7 countries in 6 weeks looking at sustainability, food chain, agriculture and food production. Feedback from students was extremely positive focusing on how Barbara had transformed a rather complicated concept such as sustainability into simple, clear and human centred logical and entertaining stories. Barbara is an exceptional professional, a very competent and confident presenter who is passionate and knowledgeable. I hope we can continue to work with Barbara in future to inspire and empower our Manchester Metropolitan University Nutritional Sciences students.

Gareth Evison
MD, Moon & Evison Limited

My biggest fear before hiring someone was that we did not have the necessary expertise to prevent us falling behind with ever-evolving industry requirements. This fear disappeared upon engaging Barbara as a consultant. The most valuable thing about having her was the peace of mind, knowing that our technical department was being overseen and directed by someone with such a high level of expertise and attention to detail. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Barbara Bray as a technical consultant. The work she has done and continues to do for my company has been invaluable, thorough and of the highest quality.

Alo Community

Are you passionate about food, how it's grown, prepared and eaten? Alo Community is the place for you to share information with like-minded people who work in the sector or perhaps are just interested in learning more about our food system. In this private space you are free to share information, ask questions and of course, talk about food. The Community is free to join once you have registered.

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Alo Solutions Membership

Are you a busy food business manager trying to keep on top of standards, staff and sustainability? Here at Alo Solutions we have developed a membership programme that will take the hard work out of it for you. From SALSA to the Soil Association, from BRCGS to B Corps we have the resources to educate, support and nourish you with know-how.

Join our programme for regular support and access to a peer network.

 

Launched October 2020

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Resources Hub

We have chosen a range of free to access and paid for industry leading e-learning courses and webinars from selected providers. The courses are designed to equip people across the food and agriculture sector with the skills and knowledge to build a sustainable industry. There are blended learning programmes, web classes and workshops for technical and personal development. Industry software tools from trusted partners are also available here. Easy access to free food industry courses plus a range of courses in technical and soft skills topics to suit all budgets.

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