The Team

Andrew is the founding member of the board of Healthy Stuff and formed the original company in 2008. He continues to offer support in an advisory role to the directors as he has a keen interest in new tests, processes and technologies.

Before Healthy Stuff, Andrew was a police officer in the Leicestershire Constabulary where he reached the rank of Inspector before retiring in 2000 to concentrate on his health. After this, he moved into the health market with a juicing café in Loughborough and then onto a successful wellness centre in Spain. Obsidian Wellness helped over 5000 people to control diabetes and lose weight, whilst receiving a lot of positive attention from the media.

Following his move into health, Andrew discovered an interest in alternative medicine and non-conventional approaches to illness. Starting with one website testyourintolerance.com his idea has evolved into Healthy Stuff as it’s known today which includes state-of-the-art laboratories, an extensive range of testing services, spanning 42 different countries, and helping over 450,000 people.

Andrew West
Founder
Jason Wootton
Managing Director

Jason has been the Managing Director of Healthy Stuff Online Limited since 2018 after a period of working for the group as the head of marketing. During his early career, he worked in the insurance profession, developing bespoke insurance products for members of affinity groups and associations. In his spare time, Jason still uses his entrepreneurial talents to develop new ideas and businesses. At 21 he started his first business in his spare time hiring bouncy castles and soon progressed to running a chain a promoted nightclub events throughout the Southwest.

Jason joined Healthy Stuff at the start providing a lead in the marketing of the business and the growth of the UK business. After several years, he left the business to live in Spain with his partner and develop their own marketing company and build a successful escape room business.

After selling the businesses and returning to the UK to start a family, Jason returned to the Healthy Stuff family and has continued to push the company forward with his dedicated team.

One of his proudest achievements in the business is applying the principles introduced in the insurance industry of treating customers fairly and providing clients with critical facts to the healthy stuff tests to allow them to purchase a product or service that is right for them.

Jason and his partner recently became adoptive parents and loves nothing more than spending time as a family travelling, eating out and doing fun things together.

The future for healthy stuff is exciting, and Jason and his team work tirelessly to provide first-class service, innovative products and services and continue to be the worlds leading allergy and intolerance testing business.

Cris is the Director of Operations for Healthy Stuff Online Ltd and has been a part of the company since August 2017. He initially joined as part of the marketing team and has helped the company to grow and reach more people across the world via more channels.

Graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) Entertainment Management, he moved to Javea, Spain to set up a marketing company for small businesses on the coast to be able to reach new client via social media and new sites. Cris created new content, offered proofreading services and worked on the SEO pages on new sites. While in Spain, Cris also opened an escape room aimed at holidaymakers and led people through the bookings.

Within the company, Cris manages a team of 11 people across Marketing and Customer Service and believes that communication is a critical point in allowing a team to work together successfully.

In his personal life, Cris is happily partnered, and they have adopted a son as of 2019. They have a small dog they rescued from Spain called Foxi. He enjoys spending time with his family, keeping fit with walking and geocaching, and eating out. He is passionate about zombie films, and TV shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Cris West
Sales and Marketing Director
Andy Gair
Finance and Operations Director

Andy Gair, our Head of Finance, joined Healthy Stuff in August 2021, and manages the accounts department, in addition to reporting directly to the Board. Andy has over 15 years’ experience of working in accounts environments, for a range of industries and company styles, from SMEs and NFP to Blue chip.

Andy started off in accounts practice, gaining a wide knowledge in the process and analysis, in addition to tax works, and helping with strategic planning for clients. Following this, Andy began to work in the industry for SMEs, primarily in the East Midlands, with the look to increase growth and automation of systems in businesses. Andy also has experience in creating teams and infrastructure for growing businesses. He is used to working closely with key stakeholders to ensure the company is correctly identifying inefficiencies and looking for solutions to rectify these. His main joy in the job comes from driving companies forward and building infrastructure and systems to support a company’s growth.

Outside of work, Andy enjoys following local sports teams, having been a lifelong Leicester City Fan, walks in the countryside, and visiting sites of historical interest, in addition to charity works.

­­­Louise Kate Young, our Lab Manager, joined Healthy Stuff in October 2020, and she has over 20 years of experience as a Clinical Bio Scientist and Embryologist in both clinical NHS hospitals and private laboratories in the UK and Japan.

She graduated with a BSc in Human Biological Studies from Leicester University, moved to Japan in 2006, where she specialized in IVF and embryology. As part of the research team, she developed novel IVF methods. She collaborated internationally on various clinical/non-clinical research trials, such as non-invasive diagnostic tools for the simultaneous analysis of endometrial receptivity and microbiota to improve reproductive outcomes in infertile patients. The early years of her career included Lab supervisor at Nottingham City Hospital’s Sperm Bank and Product Research and Development Technician at Boots PLC in Nottingham, testing sunscreen SPF’s and non-irritant baby products before focusing her expertise in ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) and Genetics, which became her passion.

Kate manages and coordinates our laboratory testing, including processing protocols, validations, research and ensures the highest level of in-house and required regulatory standards are maintained. She oversees the implementation of new technology and techniques to improve our services and laboratory practices constantly.

Kate’s life outside of work is somewhat both scientific and creative. She has successfully held several art exhibitions in Japan and worldwide that combine her love of science, which focused on different cultures combining both the traditional and modern ideals. She loves gardening but takes a scientific approach to it rather whilst studying a Diploma in Botany. She loves cooking food from all over the world and trying new recipes making her kitchen a cuisine lab. Kate enjoys a Japanese concept called “wabi-sabi”, which involves nature, acceptance, mindfulness, and teaches kimono on her weekends.

­­­Louise Kate Young
Lab Manager
Roy Taylor
Operations Manager
Roy joined Healthy Stuff in February 2022 as Operations Manager. Having worked for over a decade in the automotive industry as well as for a large distribution firm, Roy is well equipped with the vast knowledge to help Operations run smoothly on a day to day basis. Roy has an NVQ level 3 in Business and Warehouse Improvement as well as a Degree from the University of Alberta in Dinosaur Paleobiology.

Outside of work life, Roy is a keen musician who has toured and played some of the biggest shows and festivals in the world as well as having multiple videos, albums and singles and TV spots to his name. He has also featured and had writing credits on some successful records. He is currently studying for his Grade 8 in guitar and hoping to take a degree in teaching. He is also an avid motorsport fan, especially F1 making working at a place so close to where his love began at a revered race track an added bonus!

Lisa Hardy joined the Healthy Stuff Team as Human Resources Officer in February 2022. She graduated from Warwick University with a BA (Hons) degree and has over 15 year’s experience in Human Resources in a variety of settings from small start-ups to the NHS. She is an Associate Member of the CIPD, which keeps her updated with all current legislation, and has recently completed her Level 7 in Human Resources Management.

Part of her role at Healthy Stuff is to oversee the practices and policies, making sure things run smoothly, supporting staff, and overseeing the recruitment and onboarding process. Outside of work-life Lisa enjoys eating out and spending time with her family, reading and walking her two dogs, Poppy and Honey. She has owned and ridden horses for a huge part of her life but nowadays prefers to keep her feet firmly on the ground!

Lisa Hardy
Human Resources Officer
Donna Mastriani-Taylor
Customer Service Manager

Donna Mastriani-Taylor, joined the Healthy Stuff team in February 2014 as part of the customer service and operations team. Donna has over 10 years of experience working in a customer service role and previous job roles included customer account and customer service management.

At Healthy Stuff, Donna oversees the day to day running of the customer service team and processes. This includes team management, setting customer satisfaction targets and working with the team to meet targets, establishing customer service policies and procedures, and interacting with the team and customers to ensure the best possible service.

In her personal life, Donna is happily married, and the mother to a daughter born 2019, and three rescue cats. Donna is very passionate about animal welfare and environmentalism and has been vegan since 2015. Her hobbies include reading, baking, gaming, playing piano, and attempting to keep fit after all the baking!

Adam Curzon joined the Healthy Stuff Team in 2019 as part of the Web Development team as a Junior Web Developer. He graduated from Burton and South Derbyshire College with 3 Distinction stars in Programming, including Web and App Development, and Agile Project Management. He is now Healthy Stuff’s Senior Web Developer and has developed the Healthy Stuff mobile app, a custom-built CRM and custom LIMs for the lab.

Outside of work Adam is an avid gym-goer and enjoys swimming and playing pool. On the weekends he loves go-karting and has a personal best of 39.8 seconds at the Leicester track. He also plays in a mid-week crown green bowls league and is keen to improve his game.

Adam Curzon
Senior Web Developer

Nida Ali
Regulatory Advisor and PRRC

Nida Ali joined Healthy Stuff in 2022 as the Regulatory Advisor and PRRC. Nida is a qualified lawyer who graduated from the Queen Mary University of London. She has been a Director of Kounter Intuitive Technologies since 2014 and has been creating Clinical Evaluation Reports for the last 6 years, having certifications on MEDDEV 2.7.1 REV.4 and EU MDR 2017/745.

Nida has worked extensively on FDA 510K regulations for medical devices and provided strategic support in regulatory affairs, and post-market product surveillance. She has also completed quality assurance in CE marking of EU Class 1, 11a, 11b or 111 medical devices by writing Clinical Evaluation Reports providing clinical evidence of the art for medical treatment and its safety and performance and response to notified body feedback.

Recently, Nida has been working on a Government of Pakistan-funded project under the special directive of the Prime Minister’s Office of Pakistan for the development of the purpose-built Medical Devices Development Centre (MDDC), National Centre of Excellence for the indigenous production of Bare-metal Cardiac Stents, Drug Eluting Stents, Angioplasty Balloon Catheters, and artificial heart valves. Nida has also created their Technical Documentation according to MEDDEV 2.7.1 REV.4 and then updated to MDR (EU) 2017/745.

Felicia Oladipo is our Laboratory Supervisor. She joined Healthy Stuff in September 2022. Felicia graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Sunderland with an MSc in Biomedical Science (Clinical Biochemistry) from Middlesex University.

Felicia was also able to gain knowledge and techniques on Molecular Diagnostics during her time working in a COVID laboratory. Working at the height of the pandemic from 2020 to 2022 performing PCR tests, whilst training others to do likewise, thus providing patients with their test results. Within Healthy Stuff, Felicia works closely with the Laboratory Manager and strives to ensure that the laboratory runs efficiently.

Outside work, Felicia enjoys socialising with friends, meeting new people, and spending quality time with her family. She partakes in hobbies such as visiting museums and has a keen interest in science fiction.

 

Felicia Oladipo 
Laboratory Supervisor