Acoura Announce Appointment of Stuart Kelly as PSN Managing Director

3 December, 2014

Following a period of rapid growth, leading food and drink risk management specialists Acoura have today appointed Stuart Kelly as Managing Director of their Food Services and Hospitality division Perry Scott Nash Associates (PSN).

Stuart has extensive experience of working across the food compliance sector, most notably as Market Manager for Retail across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with SAI Global.

A trained Environmental Health Officer, Stuart was also founding partner of FoodCheck Limited, a provider of auditing and innovative web enabled software solutions, aimed primarily at protecting retail and hospitality clients from potential safety issues.

Acoura Executive Chairman Paul Egan said of the appointment: “I am delighted that Stuart is joining Acoura as we continue to invest in and strengthen our team. Stuart comes with an excellent reputation, strong technical knowledge, commercial acumen and a track record in the food compliance sector. More importantly perhaps, he also shares our passion for innovation and customer service. I have no doubt he will prove to be a major asset both to Acoura and to our clients.

"This appointment is a key one and comes at an extremely exciting time for the Group. We’ve experienced record growth levels this year, largely through our ability to service businesses working across the food and drink supply chain."

As Managing Director of PSN, Stuart also joins the Acoura Board. The move coincides with founder Pat Perry becoming an independent Non-Executive Director for Acoura, where she will continue to support the Group at a strategic level.

Speaking about his new role Stuart said:“My initial impressions are that I’ve joined a company which has an excellent ethos and service offering and is moving from strength to strength. I’m confident that I’ll be able to bring a different type of expertise and knowledge to an already strong team and am looking forward to meeting our customers and exploring how we can continue to make their businesses safer and more profitable."

Stuart’s appointment comes shortly after the Acoura Board announced that specialist divisions PSN, SFQC and FCI would be rebranded under a unified Group identity in early 2015. As well as consultancy solutions, training and other services to manage risk and address compliance issues, Acoura conduct 25,000+ annual audits and inspections across the agriculture, marine, food processing and hospitality sectors. The rebranding move is designed to encourage Acoura’s specialists to collaborate more closely and improve the level of support and range of services customers currently receive.

For more information about Perry Scott Nash and Acoura contact our Group Marketing Manager Chris Hammond on or 0131 335 6612.

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