Photograph of Craig Leadley. Image courtesy of Jack Mankel Photography.
Craig Leadley

Hi, I’m Craig and welcome to my website.

A personal website to tell you a little about who I am and what I do.

Topics I Discuss


Food Technology

Talk to me for advice on manufacturing, trouble-shooting, scale up, shelf-life extension, new technologies etc.


Grants & Research

I’ve spent most of my career writing and delivering grant funded research. I work extensively with industry and academics on food technology related research.


New Technologies

I’ve built my reputation on scouting for, and practically evaluating new technologies for the food sector. I have a specific interest in new preservation technologies, particularly High Pressure Processing.



I’ve developed and delivered training in-person and through e-learning. have experience working with learning management systems. I also have some experience with Articulate Storyline.


Speaker engagements

I’ve presented at conferences and events around the world – particularly regarding new preservation technologies.



I’ve edited and co-authored 2 books, 8 peer-reviewed papers and over 50 R&D articles & reports. I’m happy to provide copy on topics within my areas of specialism.


Thermal processing

I’ve set up safe thermal processes in the UK & the rest of Europe, South America and Africa. I’ve also delivered training on thermal processing, mainly UK based.


Start-up support

If you’re thinking about starting a food manufacturing business and you don’t know where to start from a technical perspective, get in touch. I can help and I may even be able to help you to access funding.

About Me

I’m Craig Leadley, a food technologist and R&D specialist.

With close to 30 years experience in the food and drink industry, I’ve spent most of my career working with, and supporting companies at all scales and stages of development. Click below to find out a little more about my technical background.

Photograph of Craig Leadley.  Image is copyright Jack Mankel Photography used with his permission.

There’s more to life than work so I may post items on this website related to some of my hobbies and interests and to connect with others that are interested too. Feel free to get in touch via my social media links.