Food Quality Management Consultant with over
30 years experience

Elaine Wigham Consultancy

Elaine is a Food Safety Consultant, Auditor and Trainer with extensive Technical and QA experience across a range of food industries including Brewing, Dairy, Bakery, Red Meat & Poultry, Oils & Fats and RTE meals.

Food Quality Management Consultant

Helping clients to find solutions to Food Safety, Quality and Legality challenges

BRCGS Approved Training Partner
Highfield Qualifications Approved Training Partner
BRCGS Global Standard Gluten Free Certification Program Issue 3 Auditor Training
BRCGS Global Standard for Storage and Distribution Issue 4
BRCGS Professional Approved Trainer
BRCGS Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9
Global Standard for Agents and Brokers Issue 2 Understanding the Requirements for Auditors

Consultancy, Auditing & Training Services

Elaine Wigham is a highly qualified and experienced Food Technologist offering Food Safety Consultancy, auditing and training services. Elaine Wigham gained a MSc Advanced Food Manufacture at Nottingham University as well as Lead Auditor Certificate, Advanced Food Hygiene, Level 4 HACCP and PCQI certificates.

During her 30+ years career in the food industry Elaine has worked across Europe, Asia and South America carrying out GFSI and 2nd party audits as well as Gap analysis.

BRCGS Training BRCGS Approved Training Partner

Elaine is a BRCGS approved training provider (ATP) qualified to train:

  • BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety
    (Lead Auditor, Auditor training and sites training)
  • BRCGS Agents and Brokers
  • Gluten Free Certification Program Issue 3: industry and auditor training
  • BRCGS Product Safety Management
    (Internal Auditor, HACCP, Risk Assessment, Root Cause Analysis, Validation and Verification, Vulnerability Assessment for Food Fraud, Environmental Monitoring)
  • BRCGS Storage and Distribution

Highfield Training Highfield Qualifications Approved Training Partner

Elaine Wigham Consultancy Ltd is a Highfield Approved Centre, Centre Number: 24125 and Elain is a Highfield Approved Tutor, Tutor Number: 34198. Elaine is approved to train:

  • HACCP level 4
  • HACCP level 3
  • HACCP level 2
  • Food Safety level 4
  • Food Safety level 3
  • Food Safety level 2

NB: This training can be carried out inhouse (face to face) or via Teams.

Elaine provides a holistic solution to a food manufacturing company’s needs including:

Auditing

As an experienced BRCGS auditor of Food, Storage and distribution and Agents and Brokers Standards as well as Organic and customer specific standards, Elaine is able to provide a robust 2nd party and Gap Analysis service.

Currently Elaine is carrying out this service for European manufacturers however if you have audits that are required outside of Europe please contact Elaine to discuss your requirements.

Food Safety Consultancy

Elaine has worked with food manufacturers to develop their Quality Management Systems in line with Legislative, Customer and BRCGS food safety requirements.

Elaine’s approach is professional, pragmatic and approachable.

On-site

Bespoke and accredited onsite training in all aspects of Food Safety including BRCGS training courses, Highfield HACCP and Food Safety training as well as tailored training requirements can be delivered onsite to customers.

Elaine is recognised in the food industry as an effective and engaging trainer and is happy to discuss your training needs.

On-site & Online Courses

On-site & Online Courses

Offering both on-site and online remote courses to fit you or your team.
Skills Tested Courses

Test Understanding

Some courses offer an online exam or a workplace assessment to confirm understanding.
Course Certificates

Course Certificates

Upon completing a course you will receive a certificate of attendance or certificate of achievement, illustrating your understanding and knowledge.

Training Courses

Complete BRCGS Training Courses and bespoke training courses developed by Elaine Wigham Consultancy with the option to incorporate Client’s policies and procedures.

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9: Conversion for Sites

This course will discuss the changes to the Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9 and reinforce understanding of the general principles of the requirements of the Standard for onsite application. Participants will discuss activities which develop a culture to maintain compliance and review what is expected during the process of certification, including actions needed prior to, during and after the audit.

Date: 1 day

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via teams (onsite available for group bookings on request)

£370.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Food Safety: Issue 9 conversion Auditor Training

This course enables participants to discuss the changes from Global Standard Food Safety Issue 8 to 9 and reinforce understanding of the general principles of the requirements of the Standard. Participants should also improve competence to assess compliance to the requirements of the Standard, including fundamental clauses, statements of intent, how to undertake a BRCGS audit, planning of the audit and reporting of the audit.

Date: 2 days

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via teams (onsite available for group bookings on request)

£670.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9: Sites Training

This course enables participants to develop a full understanding of the general principles of the requirements of the Standard. It is designed to equip delegates with the knowledge of how to successfully implement the requirements of the Standard on site. Participants will discuss activities which develop a culture to maintain compliance and learn what to expect during the process of certification, including actions needed prior to, during and after the audit.

Date: 2 days

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via teams (onsite available for group bookings on request)

£670.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Food Safety: Issue 9 Auditor Training

This course enables participants to develop a full understanding of the general principles of the requirements of the Standard and gain competency to assess compliance to the requirements of the Standard, including fundamental clauses, statements of intent, how to undertake a BRCGS audit, planning of the audit and reporting of the audit.

Date: 3 days

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via teams (onsite available for group bookings on request)

£850.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Food Safety: Issue 9 Lead Auditor Training

This course enables participants with an in-depth understanding of the Standard in terms of the protocol, requirements and how to audit effectively. Participants will gain competency to assess compliance to the requirements of the Standard, including fundamental clauses, statements of intent, how to undertake a BRCGS audit, planning of the audit and reporting of the audit. Auditing fundamentals and techniques will be discussed including the auditor competency skills required of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme auditors.

Date: 5 days

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via teams (onsite available for group bookings on request)

£1025.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS An Approach to Product Safety Culture

An Approach to Product Safety Culture is an industry focused course, considering organisational culture, leadership and behavioural concepts; inclusive of and generic to all BRCGS Global Standards, in addition to the global market for application to any manufacturing facility - regardless of business size or whether sites have a product scope of food or non-food related goods/ services.

Date: 1 day

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Classroom, Virtual Course

£370.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Product Safety Management: Vulnerability Assessment for Food Fraud

This course is designed to provide manufacturers with an in-depth and practical understanding of Vulnerability Assessment for Food Fraud tools and techniques, and how they can be applied in a practical manner relevant to the delegate’s industry sector. It will enable delegates to use techniques to better identify and mitigate risks associated to raw materials in the supply chain. This is particularly useful when implementing product safety management systems and the requirements of the BRCGS onsite.

Date: Check Availability

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via Teams

£370.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Product Safety Management: Risk Assessment

This course is to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of risk assessment and enable them to use different risk assessment models. This is particularly useful when implementing product safety management systems onsite, and when implementing the requirements of the BRCGS.

Date: Check Availability

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via Teams

£370.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Product Safety Management: Root Cause Analysis

This course is to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of root cause analysis (RCA) to know the importance of RCA, and to be able to perform RCA competently. This is especially helpful when implementing some of the requirements in the BRCGS.

Date: Check Availability

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via Teams

£370.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Product Safety Management: Validation & Verification

This course will provide delegates with a thorough understanding of validation and verification so they know the level of detail required for each process and are able to use validation and verification in practice. This is especially helpful when implementing some of the requirements in the BRCGS.

Date: Check Availability

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via Teams

£370.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Product Safety Management: Internal Auditor

This course is to enable delegates to undertake internal audits and prepare companies for third party audits. It’s delivered via a series of workshop-led discussions, presentations and an interactive case study. During the live case study, you will be given feedback and support to enable you to carry out an audit at your own workplace.

Date: Check Availability

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via Teams

£670.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Product Safety Management: Environmental Monitoring

This course will provide delegates with an understanding of the key components of an environmental monitoring programme to identify potential microbiological risks in production and open product areas; in addition to explaining different sampling methods and key elements of a corrective action procedure. This is particularly useful when implementing an environmental monitoring programme based on the Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 requirements and industry best practices.

Date: Check Availability

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via Teams

£370.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Gluten Free: Sites training

This training course has been designed for new or existing Gluten-Free Certification Program customers to help gain an appreciation of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, understand the Gluten-Free Certification Program Global Standard requirements and to provide guidance on implementing a preventative, risk-based Gluten-Free Management System. This training will also explain the process that a business will need to follow in order to become a certified Gluten-Free site.

Date: Check Availability

Time: 09:00 – 13:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via Teams

£370.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Gluten Free: Auditor Training

This training course has been designed for auditors to help gain an appreciation of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, understand the Gluten-Free Certification Program Global Standard requirements and to provide guidance on auditing a Gluten-Free Management System. Training for Issue 3 is now available and is a mandatory requirement for all Gluten-Free Certification Program certified auditors.

Date: Check Availability

Time: 09:00 – 13:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via Teams

£370.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Agents & Brokers Issue 3: Auditors – 1 day

The BRCGS is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised scheme. The popular Standard is accepted as a benchmark for food safety worldwide, and is often a core requirement of the supplier approval process for food retail and manufacturing.

Date: 1 day

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Classroom, Virtual Course

£370.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Agents & Brokers Issue 3: Companies

This course will ensure that company personnel using the BRCGS for Agents & Brokers Issue 3 have an in-depth and practical understanding of the format and requirements of the Standard, the protocol for the audit and actions following the audit.

Date: Check Availability

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via Teams

£370.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Global Standard For Storage and Distribution Issue 4 - Auditor Training

The BRCGS is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised scheme. The popular Standard is accepted as a benchmark for food safety worldwide, and is often a core requirement of the supplier approval process for food retail and manufacturing.

Date: 3 days

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Classroom, Virtual Course

£850.00 + VAT

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

BRCGS Global Standard for Storage and Distribution Issue 4 - Sites Training

The BRCGS is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised scheme. The popular Standard is accepted as a benchmark for food safety worldwide, and is often a core requirement of the supplier approval process for food retail and manufacturing.

Date: 2 days

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Classroom, Virtual Course

£670.00 + VAT

Highfield Qualifications Approved Training Partner

Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (RQF)

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace and give learners personal growth and engagement in learning. The qualification is designed for learners who wish to progress to higher or supervisory level within a food manufacturing business. Topics include ensuring compliance with food safety legislation, the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice, how to implement food safety management procedures and the application and monitoring of good practice regarding contamination, microbiology and temperature control.

Date: 3 days

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via teams (onsite available for group bookings on request)

£550.00 + VAT

Highfield Qualifications Approved Training Partner

Highfield Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing (RQF)

This qualification is aimed at those responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of HACCP systems in a food manufacturing environment. The objective of the qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge necessary to be an integral part of a HACCP team in manufacturing and other related industries, for example those involved in distribution and storage. The qualification is aimed at learners who are already working in food manufacturing with knowledge of food hazards and controls.

Date: 2 days

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via teams (onsite available for group bookings on request)

£550.00 + VAT

Highfield Qualifications Approved Training Partner

Highfield Level 4 Award in HACCP for Management (CODEX Principles) (RQF)

The Highfield Level 4 Award in HACCP for Management (CODEX Principles) (RQF) is aimed at learners who are working at management level within food manufacturing and catering environments, quality assurance staff or members of the HACCP team. This qualification would also be useful for trainers, auditors, enforcers and other food safety professionals. The objective of the qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge needed to develop, implement and evaluate CODEX-based HACCP food safety procedures.

Date: 5 days

Time: 09:00 – 18:00 GMT

Location: Virtually via teams (onsite available for group bookings on request)

£900.00 + VAT

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for training courses?

See courses page, select a date and simply pay by credit or debit card. Once a successful payment has been taken you will receive an email confirmation if your course time and date.

Do you make bespoke training packages?

Elaine Wigham Consultancy has worked with multiple clients to provide bespoke training packages, please contact to discuss.

Will you travel outside of the UK?

Once Covid19 restrictions have been lifted I am happy to travel outside of the UK following Government Guidelines. Please contact me to discuss.

How much do you charge for services?

This is dependent on the nature of the work involved. Please contact me to discuss.

Can you carry out audits of our Raw Materials Suppliers.

This is a service I am happy to provide, please contact me to discuss.

Can you provide onsite training?

I provide both BRCGS and bespoke training onsite; please contact me to discuss.

What are your payment terms?

Payment is prior to attending training course; for consultancy and auditing work terms are 28 days from invoice.

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