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About Us

Stuart Lee & Associates are experts in the bakery and food manufacturing industry, and world-leaders in bakery consultancy.

We work with industrial bakeries, food and retail franchises, as well as quick service restaurants. We have a proven track record in the ‘turnaround’ sector and are known for delivering operational excellence and business growth in every organisation we work.

We operate globally and are able to work within multicultural business environments and with operations across many countries. We have international experience in every region of the world.

Stuart-Lee-&-Associates-Principal-Partner-Stuart-LeeFounder & Principle Partner

Stuart heads the business and is a key mentor to numerous clients in various organisations around the world. He has managed several business turnarounds and business development programmes for his employers and clients.

Stuart has worked in various sectors within the bakery and food industry for over 32 years, including as the executive Vice President for East Balt Inc, an international industrial bakery group. In this role, Stuart was part of the senior executive team responsible for the day-to-day operations in Western & Eastern Europe and Africa.

Stuart has actively worked developing the long-term business strategy in the Middle East, including being responsible for seeking out new joint ventures around the world.

Our Associates

Quality Management Associates

Our associates are successfully established in the QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) sector and have worked on projects specialising in supply chain strategy, quality systems, sustainability from “farm to fork” and are real leaders in this field.

They have a proven background in the technical food area, from product specifications to developing corporate policy for one of the major QSR operators, leading the field of expertise in Europe and supporting global initiatives for them.

Strategic & Executive Associates

Our strategic and executive associates are highly respected and accomplished former Chief Executive Officers or Directors of various global food manufacturing organisations, with a track record of leading business and operational performance improvements proven on numerous occasions.

After several years in these various positions, our associates are knowledgeable and experienced, with highly effective expertise in strategic planning, operational management, R&D and customer relationship management to name a few areas.

Our associates bring expertise to our corporate strategic development and executive mentoring programmes that we offer our clients globally.

Operational Associates

Our operational associates have a wealth of operational expertise in technical and operational environments within the industrial bakery and food manufacturing industry globally, specialising in operational excellence, continuous improvement programmes, process controls and lean manufacturing programmes.

Our associates bring expertise to our operations and process development and training programmes that we offer our clients globally.

Our Partners

We have an international network of trusted partner organisations, consultants and service providers, who are specialists in the food manufacturing and retailing sectors. We also work closely with a major international food safety and auditing company on many projects and have partnerships with a number of major equipment suppliers.

Contact us for more information and to discuss your bakery and food manufacturing project.