Rob Belton

Rob is Director of the Business Regulatory Consultancy and is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and Chartered Safety Practitioner advising clients on food safety, health & safety and all areas of environmental health.

Rob spent 11 years as a Regulator working for two different London Boroughs appearing in Crown courts, Magistrates courts and Coroners courts for the local authorities before becoming Policy and Regulatory Manager HSEQ for Sainsbury's working in the technical division and legal departments over a 17 year period. He managed the team providing support to all business sectors of Sainsbury's relating to food safety, health & safety, environmental health and crisis management.

Rob chaired the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health London Food and Safety Group, was on the Management Committee of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety Retail and Distribution Group, and is a Board Director of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology.

Relevant Experience

  • High profile retailers, food manufacturers, restaurants and wholesalers: Working with the clients in developing policies and procedures for clients to mitigate the risk of non-compliance with key legislation whilst saving business costs.
  • Transport for London ("TfL"): Providing Transport for London with advice on technical and legal aspects as part of the Retiming Deliveries Consortium. The Ashfords team are always on hand to provide TfL with invaluable advice relating to business operations, local authority restrictions, regulatory impacts, feasibility of delivery changes, Planning Condition variations and Environmental Protection Act Notices.
  • Various clients: Setting up information systems for clients that provide assurance and value. The Business Regulatory Solutions platform has been adopted by various high profile clients.
  • International food business: Supporting the client with its fast paced UK operation, the work has included identifying compliance gaps, developing a suite of policies and procedures for food hygiene, safety and standards, health and safety and trading standards.
  • Various clients: Formed Primary Authority partnerships for businesses and continuing to guide them through the process of developing assured advice. This means they are no longer asked to do different things by different regulators.


Rob Belton

Rob Belton

Director Business Regulatory Consultancy

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