Our Writing Team

A panel of expert contributors bring an abundance of talents to complement our core team of expert authors led by editor Alistair Forrest.

Alistair Forrest - Editor of New Natural Business

Alistair Forrest draws on years of experience as a journalist, editor and author, including 22 years in the natural health sector. Alistair previously edited Health Food Business magazine and is now a published author of historical fiction. His career has included daily newspaper journalism, editing magazines in the health, photographic and travel sectors, and for a decade he was principal of a Public Relations company.

Other contributors in the Spring 2021 issue:

Ray Hill

Founder and Secretary, The Health Food Institute
Training – at our industry’s heart

Gary Trickett

Chairman, National Association of Health Stores
Bricks and mortar stores aren’t relics – they are Community Engines

Alan McGrath

National Organiser, Health Stores Ireland
Campfire gatherings and other shenanigans

Esther Mills-Roberts

Communications Manager, Health Food Manufacturers' Association
3 simple messaging strategies

Prof James Goodwin

Brain & memory: Talking, sex and diet

Dr Marilyn Glenville

Women’s Health: Hormones

Own O'Kane

Stress & Anxiety: PPSD

Paul Rideout

Group Commercial Controller, Independents, The Health Store
Adapting to change

Tim Ryan

Supply Chain Director, The Health Store
The supply chain

Julian Wright

Head of Buying, The Health Store
Serving the independent

Dr Ross Walton

Immunologist and founder of A-IR Clinical


Dr Dick Middleton

Director, British Herbal Medicines Association
Echinacea – tried and trusted

Finn Murray

Director, The Hopsack
Hopsack counter culture

Catherine Erdly

Think inside the box

Sarah Orecchia

Founder, Unbeelievable Health
7 top tips for success

Daniel Whytock

CEO, Down Your High Street
4 things consumers value most

Saagar Dattani

Account Manager at The Whitehouse Consultancy
Landing the wrong catch

Jacob Thundil

Viewpoint: Brexit crumbs of comfort

For editorial opportunities, contact editor Alistair Forrest at alistair@jfnproductions.co.uk, and for advertising and promotions contact Sharon Munn-Giddings,sharon@jfnproductions.co.uk.