Sally is a consultant surgeon, weight loss expert and founder of the consumer site, Vavista.com. She is a leading voice in the move to promote sustainable and healthy weight loss rather than fad dieting. Sally co-founded Vavista Awards to support her belief that industry should be rewarded for helping consumers to make healthier choices.Visit Site
Having run her own PR company and been a director of RLP, Teresa brings many years of PR & marketing experience to her role as co-founder of Vavista Awards. She knows how important awards schemes are to small and larger companies looking to enhance their marketing through credible third party endorsement and believes that companies who go that extra step to making their products healthier than the competition should be recognised and rewarded.
Starting his career in 1976 in the banking and leasing industry, Jonathan began working in the vending industry in 1987, before becoming CEO of the AVA in 2009. During his time running a vending consultancy and his own operating business, Jonathan has worked with more than 300 operators, major food brands and high street retailers, and funded over £200m worth of vending machines in the UK.Visit Site
Sue is a registered dietician and member of both the British Dietetic Association and the Nutrition Society. She has over 25 years clinical experience and has been a freelance nutrition consultant and report contributor for Which? Sue has appeared on Channel 4 Diet Doctors and Radio 4’s Today programme, as well as writing for publications including the Daily Mail, The Observer and Zest Magazine.
Alisa Burke is a personal coach, who revitalises individuals and facilitates corporate stress management and leadership training to create and sustain positive change. Alisa’s experience and qualifications include being a qualified fitness professional, transformational coach and embodiment trainer.
Claire Treen B.Pty MSc, is a Sport, Exercise and Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist and registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health Professionals Council (HPC). Claire brings 20 years of clinical experience in the NHS and private sector and is a keen advocate of physical activity and exercise as part of a balanced lifestyle, and helps people achieve this in the midst of modern work and family life. She is in touch with the latest research and information on exercise and physical health.Visit Site
Karen is an experienced image consultant and personal stylist who recognises that when people look good they feel good - which encourages healthier choices in everyday life. By identifying the best products and services to help people feel their best, she hopes to raise self-esteem and improve health and wellbeing.
Gerard Dugdill is a journalist and publisher of Pink Ribbon magazine. He has developed the Pink Ribbon website and is looking to launch a series of events to promote breast cancer awareness and the Pink Ribbon knowledge network on a global scale including Pink Ribbon awards to recognise achievements in beating the disease.Visit Site
Karen has worked as a food writer for many years and is the founder of FitProClientRecipes a white label website providing recipes and calculator tools to PTs and their clients. Her professional role includes event speaking at industry seminars and video production, working with top UK Fitness Professionals in line with current trends.
As magazine editor in London (The Mayfair Resident, NorthWest, Living North) and an experienced health and beauty editor (Grove, The Resident), Lydia has seen (and tried) every diet and fitness trend going in the last 10 years. Overseeing the content for the consumer site, Vavista.com, Lydia is passionate about demystifying all the latest health research and product claims and will be highlighting the very best healthier products on the market in her weekly features and editorial.
Sophie Claessens RD is registered as a dietitian with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). She is experienced in weight management and food intolerances - invaluable in identifying the healthier food choices worthy of an award.
Marco has spent years in the field of personal fitness advice and training based on a thorough knowledge of the equipment available. Renowned for his fitness equipment knowledge he specialises in product selection and assessment for both public and private gyms internationally which has lead to him achieving outstanding success in target zone fitness.
Will Foster is a mind, body, soul trainer who hates what low fat diets and society’s idea of perfection have done to people’s sense of self image, body shape and happiness. He uses his professional expertise to promote ‘real’ food, quality training and to awaken consumers’ love for life.Visit Site
Robert Hatcher runs Creative Steam, a branding and digital agency based in Bristol and London. Robert is very passionate about food and lifestyle products that genuinely result in people feeling fully energised and uplifted rather than drained and dissatisfied. Robert will be reviewing and promoting products that will help people achieve a healthier, more active and fulfilling life.Visit Site