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Our Clients

As a specialist bakery and food consultancy, we have the privilege of working internationally with some renowned FTSE 100 companies and private equity funds, some of whom have become award-winning.

We work with different organisations in the bakery and food manufacturing industry, including:

  • Food Standards Agencies, including the Food Standards Agency (UK), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Food Standards Authority (EFSA)
  • Bakery manufacturers
  • Food manufacturers
  • Fast food and quick service restaurants
  • Fast food and restaurant franchise owners
  • FTSE 100 food manufacturers and retailers
  • Food conglomerates (international family, venture capitalists)
  • Private equity funds and venture capitalists in the bakery and food manufacturing sector.

We have a specialism as bakery consultants working for industrial bakers, artisanal bakers, craft bakeries, retail bakeries and franchises.
We work both diligently and intelligently to ensure that the needs of our clients come first. We know that we are only as good as the reputation of our clients and we will ensure that you maximise your opportunities to modernise your business and make a lasting success. We view our clients as partners and work collaboratively with them to achieve results they can measure.

Recent clients

Client testimonials

Stephen Boylan – Signature Flatbreads, part of ARYZTA. 

“Thank you very much for your support and introductions. The reputation of Signature is growing by the day and we have an exciting runway for growth. We won the KFC Best New Supplier of the Year Award for the MENAPAK region a few days ago at the Yum Supplier Conference and we are all delighted with the recognition.”

Ed Olphin – Founder at EOA Ltd – The GrowGetters. 

“Stuart was brought onto the project for his significant operational knowledge of manufacturing and baking and his extensive and impressive network. Stuart is a consummate professional with significant experience of building and leading highly successful baking operations. I have witnessed him to be an exceptional negotiator with a deep understanding of operations, supply chain, costs and innovative NPD.”

Pavlos Manousos Babiolakis – Acting Head of Operations – Alosra at BMMI (Bahrain Maritime & Mercantile International). 

“Stuart has provided us with insightful and meaningful solutions to the consultancy work he provided us in early November. His detailed approach & pro-activeness were greatly appreciated by all our key stakeholders with very much specific action plans formulated; which as a manager is highly valued rather than generic ‘off the shelf’ packages which some consultants tend to provide. Most importantly – he is a delight to work with.“

Nishant Bhatia – New Product Development Manager at Yum! Restaurants International. 

“I had the privilege to work with Stuart on a couple of occasions and he has come across as very professional and a source of tremendous knowledge and experience. He has been an instrumental help and coach/consultant in developing core products for the MENA region. His knowledge and experience came in handy on the project and we managed to save lot of time and resources while achieving great results. Stuart on a personal note is a very calm, composed person and an ideal person to work with.“

Graham Martin – Vice President Business Development China at ABMauri. 

“Stuart has been providing support to my Chinese baking team that operate in the QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) and Foodservice channels in mainland China. Stuart’s baking knowledge is second to none; food safety is a critical issue in any country but even is a higher level in China, his expertise and support in this area has been greatly appreciated. Production flow, a great eye for product quality and troubleshooting seems to come very easy to Stuart as he walks the factory floor. Stuart is a well connected individual within the baking industry and enjoys a great reputation in the QSR sector globally.“

Deryck Tremble – Senior Director of Client Development for Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific at AIB International (American Institute of Baking). 

“I have known Stuart for 15 years. In that time, I have always found him to be a consummate professional. He is very customer focused and very hard working. He has developed business in Europe and Africa in mature and developing markets, as well as being an integral member of the executive team who worked on a global basis. He is also tenacious, has good technical skills as well as having good business acumen. I would definitely recommend him.“

Our projects

Stuart Lee & Associates have had worked all over the world helping improve bakery and food manufacturing companies.

We have worked in Europe (Western, Eastern, Central), North America (the USA and Mexico), Africa, Australia and Asia (China, South Korea and Japan).

The map below indicates the countries in which we have completed projects.





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