About Lee Bladon

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About Lee Bladon

Technical Support, Projects & Consultancy

Technical Support, Projects & Consultancy

My name is Lee Bladon and I am a highly regarded technical consultant providing specialist short-term technical support to the food industry. I have a first class honours degree in Food Quality Management, Postgraduate Certificates in HACCP and Coaching, 25 years experience, and a proven track record providing technical support and consultancy services in the food industry.

Most of my post-graduate career has been in short-term support and consultancy because I enjoy the variety of work and new challenges that short-term assignments offer. With experience of all the major retailers, numerous food groups and a host of different organisations (large and small) I can quickly adapt to new environments and “hit the ground running”.

Lee Bladon


I am experienced in Quality Systems, HACCP, Allergen Management, Legal Compliance, Technical Services, Auditing, BRCGS and Retailer Codes of Practice. I have a broad range of skills and expertise:

  • A hands-on project manager with a pro-active, solution-focused approach to quality and systems improvement.
  • An expert in designing and developing effective quality management systems (BRCGS, ISO 9001).
  • Experienced in designing and developing effective food safety systems (HACCP, ISO 22000).
  • Expertise in allergen management systems, including allergen risk assessments, allergen aware production planning and allergen cleaning validation, verification and monitoring.
  • A versatile, efficient and focused team player with good people and project management skills.
  • A natural mentor who likes to bring out the best in others and help develop their abilities.
  • A strong work ethic and a passion for providing first class service.
  • Available for technical support, technical projects or consultancy work.


My academic qualifications include:

  • First Class BSc (Hons.) Food Quality Management – Bournemouth University, Dorset.
    Quality Management Systems, Consumer Science, Quality Assurance, Food Legislation, Food Science, Food Processing, Product Development, Nutrition, Microbiology and Statistical Techniques.
  • PgCert HACCP (Distinction) – University of Salford, Manchester.
    HACCP Development, HACCP Implementation, HACCP Evaluation and Meat HACCP.
  • PgCert Coaching (Merit) – University of East London.
    Leadership & Organisational Coaching and Health-Based Coaching.
  • 3 x “A” Levels – Boston College of Further Education, Lincolnshire.
    Biology – B   Physics – B   Chemistry – C
  • 8 x “O” Levels – Lytchett Minster School, Poole, Dorset.

Vocational Qualifications

My vocational qualifications include:

  • BRCGS Food v8 Lead Auditor – BRC Academy, Leeds
  • Campden Food Law – Campden BRI, Gloucestershire
  • Campden Food & Drink Labelling – Campden BRI, Gloucestershire
  • Quality Systems Lead Assessor – PE Batalas, Poole, Dorset
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate (Level 3) – IEHO, Poole, Dorset
  • City & Guilds in Computer Programming – North West Kent College, Kent

Why Me?

The benefits of hiring an experienced technical support provider such as myself (Lee Bladon) include:

  • Well established: With over 20 years experience and a proven track record as a technical consultant.
  • Flexible: My specialist expertise and extensive experience enable me to provide comprehensive support in a wide variety of technical, quality and process functions.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic: I enjoy the variety, challenge and focus that short-term assignments offer, which helps me be more productive than most permanent employees.
  • Independent: I provide honest, unbiased advice and practical solutions to your problems.
  • Overqualified: I am sensibly overqualified for many of the assignments I undertake, which allows me to “hit the ground running”.
  • Rapid response: I can be operational within days (or even minutes) of agreement.
  • Support only when you need it: No long-term commitment is required.

Contact Lee Bladon

Click here to email me with a brief outline of your requirements, and I will call you back to discuss things in more detail.