EH Sense is proud to have supported local businesses to enable them to understand the complexities of environmental health legislation.
This enables businesses to comply with food safety, health and safety, licensing, pollution and nuisance law and allows them to focus on developing and growing their business.
Below are testimonials from some businesses we have supported.
Home from Home and 4U nurseries
10 of the team were involved in the Strive for 5 visit and really enjoyed it. Daniel Kenward was very thorough and engaging and what was discussed will be with me forever! This service will ensure best practice and will give your team a completely different perspective for food hygiene, now in the eyes of an inspector. For just over £200 it is a must do for any food business team. - Maria Botterill June 2019
Foggy’s Jerky Co. - Banbury
Since setting up Foggy's Jerky Co. we have been in regular contact with Sally Collett from EH Sense. She was incredibly helpful and supportive by providing a wealth of information relating to food safety. Sally was very proactive in organising a pre inspection visit talking us through the HACCP relating to our business and arranging shelf life testing of our products through UKAS accredited laboratories.
Having the support of Sally has really given us the confidence to produce the highest quality local beef jerky. We would highly recommend any new business contacts EH Sense who go above and beyond in their support of new business.
William - April 2019
Principles of Food Safety in Catering - Taught Course
Excellent course with loads of helpful information on the basics of food hygiene for any food business.
Magdalena - March 2019
Quince and Clover - Bicester
Dan Mann, owner operator of the Quince and Clover boutique catering firm in Bicester, has built up a relationship with council officers over four years, first as an employee of a larger catering firm and more recently as a business owner.
He said: “The fact that I’ve known the Cherwell officers for many years means I can talk openly with them. They have seen me grow and understand the needs of my business. It gives me confidence that I’ve got the right policies in place and that I’m doing the right thing for my customers." - November 2017
The Star Inn - Sulgrave
When we took over our new business ‘The Star Inn’ Public House, we contacted the EH Department to advise of a change of Landlord’s.
Daniel Kenward contacted us and offered to email us helpful information and contacts prior to our main inspection. We explained we were new to this business so Daniel offered to come and visit us and talk through what was required to obtain a good star rating!
We found Daniel’s pre inspection visit extremely useful and helpful, from identifying possible issues going forward to helping out with advice on improvements. We were new landlords with quite a task of improvements ahead! We also went through paperwork for example training records and cleaning practices, and advice on Safer Food Better Business.
We were able to act on Daniel’s advice and are proud and pleased to say when we did get our unannounced EH Visit, a few weeks later, we obtained a 5* rating.
We would truly recommend contacting EH for advice either when entering into a new business or whether seeking advice in your current business. At the end of the day we are all working together to achieve the same results ‘Safer Food Better Business’.
Nicola Shooter and Stephen Kendall - April 2018
Pound for Pound - Aston Le Walls
In preparation for starting my own catering business I recently took the level 2 Food Safety in Catering course run by Cherwell District Council led by Sally Collett. This course was very thorough, interactive and informative leaving me with the confidence that I now have the knowledge I need to start trading in a safe and efficient way. The course covered a broad range of topics from the legal requirements to food handling and safe storage of foods. I would recommend the course to anyone planning to start a catering business.
My wife has recently done the on line course which she also found helpful but obviously lacked the opportunity to ask questions.
Grahame - May 2018
Ofishial Foods - Banbury
Dorothée Cape, Managing Director of the Ofishial Foods in Banbury, has built up a relationship with council officers over ten years, originally owning and operating a restaurant and over the last three years as a manufacturer of ready meals. Dorothée said, “Having known Sally and Rachel (or if you prefer “the team”) for so many years, we have built a strong professional relationship built on trust. I have, on numerous occasions, contacted them with HACCP and other queries and have been constantly impressed with their friendliness and willingness to give me the time I need. As our business grows they continue to support and guide us and gives me great confidence that I’ve got the right policies in place and that I’m doing the right thing for my customers." - August 2018
Kama Restaurant - Bloxham
The food hygiene course was well-organised and presented. There was a lot of information to take in but talking through all the modules and reinforcing these with the slide questions/handouts was helpful. Even though I had attended a couple of courses in the past I still felt it was useful. Attending in person gave us the opportunity to ask questions if something was not clear or ask about something else related to the subject. It was interesting to hear questions from the others and learn about their different food businesses and also the experiences of the person running the course who made the day more interesting. The visual aids about pests were particularly memorable!
Although the day was quite long there were plenty of breaks and even coffee and biscuits provided! I am sure being able to focus more without having any other distractions meant I learned a lot more than if I had done the course online. All in all I felt it was worthwhile and very good value and would certainly recommend it to others.
Adrienne - February 2018
Davidson's Fish and Chips - Adderbury
I attended a Level 2 Food Safety in Catering course held at Cherwell District Council and I was pleasantly surprised how relaxed and informative it was. Nothing like a lecture or strict exam, just a friendly and helpful tutor giving some sound advice on food hygiene and safety. I would definitely recommend taking the course to anyone starting a food business or simply refreshing their skills.
Amelia - February 2018