We thank our Patrons & Benefactors

Supporting educational excellence in the specialist health food sector

Our Patrons & Benefactors enable the Health Food Institute to maintain an acceptable pricing structure for our independent and accredited training courses. These companies recognise the essential nature of continued education in our field and we acknowledge their loyal support, in some cases over many years.



“CLF is an avid supporter of the work carried out by the Health Food Institute. We regularly service hundreds of independent health food retailers in the UK and we’re grateful of the support and training provided by the HFI to the health food trade. The knowledge and qualifications offered filters through to health conscious consumers which can only provide a boost to the industry.” Mark Sharp
eCommerce/Marketing Manager CLF Distribution Ltd

“LanesHealth has had a long association with the Health Food Institute and appreciates the valuable role that they play in offering an effective training programme which ensures staff in independent health stores can provide authoritative advice to their customers.” Janet Groves Chairman

“Our industry is founded on honest, transparent and accurate health advice. That’s why Holland & Barrett support the Health Food Institute, to equip store staff across the industry with the right tools to best advise customers.”

“We are delighted to support the essential work of The Health Food Institute. Training and educating retailers is core to our business; so we very much value their continued efforts to improve the standard of health food retailing in the UK.”  James Rix, Marketing Director, Health Food Business magazine (Target Publishing).

“Retailers are the key interface between our consumers and products. Having well trained staff in store is essential to the health of our industry, and The Health Food Institute helps provide that training.” Tim Ryan, Managing Director, The Health Store.

“Kindness, intelligence, experience and education are the four pillars of a good health food store. The Health Food Institute and it’s professional courses help to enhance the confidence and gravitas of the retail sector – essential in an era of unprecedented regulation and scrutiny. Viridian Nutrition is proud to be a committed Patron of the HFI.” Cheryl Thallon, Founder/MD, Viridian Nutrition.

“Vitabiotics is delighted to support the Health food Institute, which provides a true gold standard of training to UK’s health food industry. By providing vital training to health food retailers and their staff, the Health Food Institute helps ensure our vibrant health food industry continues to thrive, innovate and play a lead role in the health of the nation.” Robert Taylor Senior Vice President – Vitabiotics.

Chairman – HFMA (The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association)



“BioCare are proud, committed and longstanding supporters of The Health Food Institute. Our values lie in the heart of playing a key role in shaping a healthier society, and are firmly aligned with the outstanding work that the Health Food Institute provides in offering the highest levels of advice, support and education for independent health food stores.” Emma Ellis, Managing Director.

Demonstrate your commitment to the specialist health food industry by becoming a supporter.