Verner Wheelock celebrates 30 years in business

Food industry training experts, Verner Wheelock, celebrated 30 years in business this month.

The company based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, was founded by Professor Verner Wheelock in 1990 – the same year that the Food Safety Act was introduced in the UK.

COVID-19 meant that a 30th birthday party wasn’t on the cards, so instead Verner Wheelock marked the occasion with an online lecture by a leading low-carb expert.

Customers, trainers, auditors, suppliers and friends of the company joined Verner Wheelock himself and the training company staff online for the enlightening webinar delivered by Ivor Cummins.

It uncovered some interesting theories about the current pandemic and the effects of Government policies and the nation’s current health, wellbeing and nutrition on COVID-19 mortality rates.

Mr Cummins is the Chief Program Officer for Irish Heart Disease Awareness. For the past eight years he has been intensively researching the root causes of modern chronic diseases, with a focus on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. He has shared his research insights at speaking engagements around the world.

“It was lovely that so many customers and associates took time out to celebrate our 30th anniversary with us. We’re very proud of how the company has grown over the past three decades,” said Managing Director, Alison Wheelock.

“It was also great to have such an informative and thought-provoking webinar from Ivor Cummins, which was very well received by all. Here’s to the next thirty years.”

Verner Wheelock has gone from strength to strength over the years, offering classroom-based courses in food safety, HACCP, auditing and specialist courses such as food allergens and food labelling.

The training courses have produced several Royal Society for Public Health award-winners, and the family-run business continued to trade successfully throughout lockdown by moving courses to an online format. In addition, Verner Wheelock has an experienced ethical auditing team which operates nationwide.