Food Technology Scout and Commercial Development Director, The Aurora Ceres Partnership

Having graduated as an Analytical Chemist, Steve completed a Research Masters on Maillard Reaction Flavours, with the University of Reading. This was followed by many years in commercial and technical roles with Nestlé, Northern Foods, Ashbury Confectionery and Leatherhead Food Research where he became a recognised food industry expert. 

The Aurora Ceres Partnership Ltd was established in 2015, and provides innovation management for the Food and Beverage industry.  A key focus is technology scouting through the ‘ACTION’ technology scouting platform, and using the unique insights gained, to forecast future food and beverage trends through the ‘TrendACTION’ platform.  

Steve is also a regular contributor to food and beverage industry events and has spoken on numerous topics from nutrition, including salt and sugar reduction to waste valorisation and the future of food themed discussions.   He is also a regular invited expert judge for a number of food and beverage innovation awards panels.