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Meet the team

Sarah de Wit

Working in food manufacturing & major retail for over 25 years, Sarah successfully delivered & specialised in product development, quality & technical roles.

 She is truly passionate about supporting the British dairy & cheese industry, having spent more than 15 years managing & driving product quality & leading innovation for the ASDA cheese & dairy category.

A member of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association Technical Committee & audit team, Sarah manages Manor House Consultancy Ltd.

In addition to heading up the VCA team, she is energised by working with clients; driving quality, creating commercial products to meet customer needs and expectations.

Jeremy Bowen


Jeremy Bowen has been in & around food for over 25 years but cheese has always been the hero!


As a food critic, international judge, food stylist, journalist and Owner & Trader at jbfoodsolutions he is known for getting things done.


Jeremy works with small producers supporting and orchestrating their wish to reach market hence our pleasure in having him on our team.

Kara Bowen


A multi-skilled sales and event professional, with over 25 years’ experience is the food, hospitality and events Industry.

Prior to the Virtual Cheese Awards Kara curated and managed Speciality & Fine Food Fair; developing the event to showcase speciality food and drink from across the globe.

She brings strong communication skills, a can-do attitude and great commercial acumen to the team.

Vickie Rogerson


Vickie Rogerson is officially obsessed with cheese!

She is the co-founder of Homage2Fromage, a cheese events and cheese box delivery business, and also runs a food & drink PR agency North PR which has a strong leaning towards supporting the cheese and dairy industry.

She is a champion for cheese producers and actively helps connect consumers with all sorts of amazing cheese in a fun, informal and informative way.

Mina Booth


Mina has specialised in marketing for retailers and media owners for many years.

She has worked across several household brands and most recently has specialised in marketing exhibitions and conferences, including the leading food events: Speciality & Fine Fair and IFE.

As well as working on The Virtual Cheese Awards, Mina is now helping food and drink brands develop and implement their social media strategies.