for Cider & Perry Production

Through his Company, Mitchell F&D Limited, Peter Mitchel also offers a range of confidential, tailor-made bureau services to cider & perry producers, both large and small.

These are available in two main ways:
  1. Bespoke training & consultancy services
  2. Access to the production facilities at The Orchard Centre at Hartpury, Gloucestershire, UK

Bespoke Training & Consultancy Services

Projects may be carried out on or off a client's site as appropriate, and are available to businesses and individuals throughout the UK and overseas. Assignments can be offered on a one-off, or longer-term basis and may involve one or more of the following aspects:

  • Bespoke training - focusing on the specific needs and requirements of a client's business and using flexible and cost effective approaches to suit individual requirements.
  • Development and implementation of production and process systems, facilities and resources;
    Plant and equipment selection and layout design;
  • New Product Development (NPD) work;
  • Assistance with business planning, performance monitoring and control and business administration - including the development, implementation and monitoring of performance indicators and KPIs;
  • Planning, development, implementation, evaluation and review of Quality Control and Quality Assurance plans and systems;
  • Development and implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans and systems. Auditing, evaluation and review;
  • Development and implementation of documentation and record keeping systems;
  • Survey work, feasibility studies and strategic development projects;
  • Bid writing, project development and management/co-ordination for physical, process, production, Quality Assurance and Quality Control and business development ventures;
  • Research and development projects;
  • Process and production improvements - from raw material processing through to packaging and labelling;
    Hygiene monitoring and control;
  • Assistance with laboratory analytical and microbiological testing;
  • Organoleptic assessment and sensory analysis studies - including the use of consumer panels;
    Advice on legislative requirements;
  • Problem solving, trouble-shooting, investigations and general consultancy;
  • Marketing.

Carefully selected Associates or partnership organisations (e.g. specialist laboratories) may be involved in some assignment work, if appropriate to individual circumstances.

For a biography of Peter Mitchell, owner of Mitchell F&D Ltd. Please click here.

For further details, please contact us to discuss you requirements -
Tel. 01531 828330