Acoura appoint former Tesco Head of Technical & Quality in key role

25 June, 2015

Food and drink risk management specialists Acoura have significantly strengthened their team with the appointment of Fiona Dargie as Head of Processing and Product Assurance.

Previously with Tesco, Fiona was instrumental in establishing Tesco Local in both Scotland and Wales. Most recently she was working as their Head of Technical and Quality in Developing Businesses and New Food Experience. This position involved delivering innovative, safe, legal, authentic, ethical and quality products to customers in a number of Tesco’s businesses. These included; Giraffe Restaurants, Dobbies Garden Centres, Nutri Centre, One Stop, Euphorium Bakery, Harris & Hoole and Decks Cafes. In addition to this Fiona is also a BRC approved auditor and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.

The appointment comes at a time when the company is experiencing rapid growth as it extends its traceability, food safety and quality assurance services more fully across the food and drink supply chain. 

Tim Bailey, Acoura’s Managing Director for Agriculture and Food Manufacturing said of the move:

“Fiona comes with an excellent pedigree and is a natural addition to what we already consider to be a very strong team.

“Working across the business, she’s already starting to provide valuable input on our key projects and her experience will be invaluable as we roll out an improved service offering to our customers.

“Perhaps the most critical thing about this appointment is that Fiona doesn’t just understand the practicalities of the industry and quality assurance, she is also committed to working to the highest possible standard, which is something we’re sure our customers will appreciate.

“Fiona’s appointment is one of several major additions we’ve made recently and is one which I feel highlights our continued desire to strengthen Acoura and ensure we are able to offer a service which is not only forward thinking, but genuinely in touch with the needs of food and drink businesses.”

Acoura is currently the fastest growing business of its kind in the UK and offers a range of specialist audits, training and technology solutions to customers in the farming, fishing, food processing and hospitality sectors.

Fiona will be leading Acoura’s Processing team and Supply Chain Assurance and she will be working closely with key clients across the food and drinks sector.

For further information on Fiona’s appointment and the service Acoura provides to its customers please contact Group Marketing Manager Chris Hammond on 0131 335 6612 or email

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