However, food safety must never be compromisedFood poisoning and incidents of food allergy must be prevented by planning ahead and having good systems and checks in place. 

As an event organiser it will be your responsibility to ensure that any food supplied at your event, by food traders and caterers that attend, complies with all current food hygiene regulations.

NCASS has experts available who can support you meet the food safety legal requirements for your events. We can help you to deliver safe and successful events.        

What services can we provide?  

NCASS can arrange for an Environmental Health professional to review the food trader set-ups, practices, and procedures in line with relevant regulations and best practice. 

Our experts will provide relevant feedback on the standards of compliance, as well as advice and guidance to traders and event organisers on the correct hygiene and safety standards.   

They will support event staff to understand and recognise the relevant standards that should be maintained by food traders in order to maintain safety and legal compliance, so that they are more confident to carry out ongoing checks throughout future events. 

This service will be provided by a qualified Environmental Health Officer (Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)) with extensive experience in food safety and health & safety enforcement and regulation.

How to ensure that a suitably qualified person is appointed    

  • Trust NCASS to know the experts!
  • We are in the process of partnering with independent Environmental Health Consultants and experts in event safety, across the UK, so we can support members and the wider hospitality and event industry.  Check out their profiles here.
  • Watch as we gather more profiles here to reflect the experts that we have vetted and checked on your behalf, who we trust to bring the values of NCASS to your business along with their expertise.

If you would like to appoint our experts or would like more information about these services please get in touch with Fiona West, NCASS Environmental Health Specialist.

We can discuss your needs and formalize a consultancy agreement setting out the scheduled works to be carried out.   

hannah ward
Forward Thinking EH Solutions LTD

Open to work

As an Environmental Health contractor, I will provide a valuable service to your business; ensuring that the working environment and your products are safe and healthy for everyone. I have experience inspecting homes, businesses, schools, care facilities and especially mobile event & catering businesses. I assess, audit and implement food safety management systems and safe systems of work as required by commercial legislation. In addition, I offer consultation on training, occupational health, air & water quality, and waste disposal.


Alongside almost 20 years in the hospitality and events industry, I have an MSc in Environmental Health, am registered by the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB), am a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, and of course NCASS. I have 6 years of experience working in Local Authority Food Safety, Health and Safety, Private Sector Housing and Port Health teams. I maintain the required core professional development (CPD) & training each year.   

I have excellent communication and problem solving skills, I employ critical and forward thinking to each assignment and implement my knowledge of Environmental Health regulations. I will remain flexible to your business needs whilst working independently to meet deadlines. As an Environmental Health Practitioner, I remain committed to protecting and promoting public health. 

Whether you are a catering business, market or event operator, I offer Environmental Health Consultancy to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.  

Sarah Leake
Cofton Enviromental & EH partner

I am a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner with over 15 years’ experience of working as an Environmental Health Officer for local authorities and as a senior safety consultant for the private sector.  I am also a qualified asbestos surveyor and have been providing consultancy advice in the asbestos industry for over 20 years.  


I have an MSc in Environmental Health and I am registered by the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB). I am a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner (CEnvH), a Certified Member (CertIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, and an Associate Member of the Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (AFAAM).  


I have experience in undertaking food inspections and Health and Safety inspections as well as audits in a variety of commercial premises ranging from small independent caterers to large corporate business. I also have extensive experience working with mobile caterers particularly at events and festivals.  

Testimonials for Sarah

For several years Sarah has been advising our Electrical Contracting business covering a range of Health & Safety legislation and advice with a great breath of knowledge. As part of the works we do, we are required to submit our Health & Safety information to various organisations for competence to allow us to work with various clients.

With the help of Sarah, we have always been accepted regarding Health & Safety which is a testament to the assistance and advice that Sarah has provided over the years. We are very happy to be working with Sarah and she is a great asset to our business. 

David Lee MIET – CEO & Founder 

Eviva Services Ltd 


Sarah Leake has been the Asbestos Consultant at Birmingham Airport for over 10 years.  Throughout this time Sarah has supported us with a complete re-survey of the entire site, Refurbishment and Demolition surveys, annual re-inspections, asbestos risk assessments and much more to ensure that Birmingham Airport complies with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.  A thorough professional who has been an asset to the Airport’s ongoing asbestos management. 

Geoff Brunt 

Specialist Health & Safety Manager 

Control of Contractors Office 

Birmingham Airport Limited 


Fiona West
NCASS Environmental Health Specialist

I joined NCASS after 17 years working in Local Authority Environmental Health Services, specialising in food safety, health & safety enforcement, including 3 years leadership experience managing a team of Environmental Health Officers. Im now part of the Operational Management Team, heading up the Compliance Services. I support members by providing advice and guidance on compliance matters. I ensure that NCASS resources, training courses, food and health & safety guidance throughout the business remains up-to-date, accurate and relevant to our members.

I also liaise with Environmental Health Professionals from across the UK – to develop consultant partnerships to support the environmental health consultation services and to widen the engagement between NCASS and local authorities. I’m a qualified Environmental Health Officer with a degree in Environmental Health, recognised by the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB).  I have had membership with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) since 2007.

I have experience of carrying out food safety inspections in a variety of commercial food premises especially mobile caterers and street food traders at events.   I have the advantage of thoroughly understanding the systems that should be implemented by NCASS members in line with the NCASS Safety Management System and training resources.

Testimonial for Fiona West

To support our key events at Weston Park in Staffordshire and Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, we put in place an Environmental Health Consultancy Agreement with Fiona West NCASS Environmental Health Specialist, to review the trader food safety arrangements in place.    

Fiona spent time at each of our events, checking on the trader set-ups, practices and procedures.  She provided advice and guidance to the traders, summarizing actions for them to remedy where applicable.  She provided us with relevant feedback on their standards of compliance.  

Having this additional compliance support in place reassured the local authorities and helped to demonstrate our willingness to strive for continuous improvement and the safest standards at our events.  The traders benefited from the advice and were readied for further visits by the local authority.    

Fiona provided us with a service which went above and beyond our expectations. It was really appreciated! 

We will be looking to use NCASS to support our events going forward.   

David Arthur

Managing Director – Jazz Events  

Marc Rowson
NCASS Gas Safety Consultant

I initially joined NCASS to bring accreditation to my own comprehensive knowledge and experience as a specialist engineer working within the catering and street food industry. I found that bottled gas was not very popular with engineers leading to installations on the street where regulations were not always understood, creating a mismatch of compliance and safety. I strive to deliver installations inclusive of gas safety regulations. I take time to get to know my customers and what they aim to achieve from their day-to-day business and with a bit of planning, how best to deliver a functional and safe installation. 


What became the turning point was a regular interaction with the team at NCASS where my passion to deliver a legally complaint service on the street aligned with NCASS’s determination to educate and safely establish traders the right way, first time. 


I joined the NCASS team to formally consult on gas safety, to assist on bringing a uniformed approach to the LPG Code of Practice and to support all stakeholders in ensuring that the rapidly evolving industry has vendors, affiliated approved engineers, event organisers and professional bodies who understand and deliver gas safety the right way.