Bob's Career

Bob worked in an East London Youth Club, as a chemist in a sheepskin factory, in Systems at Rolls Royce and in Industrial Relations at British Steel (from which he was made redundant). He pioneered the sale of goats milk to supermarkets, running his own herd of goats and processing plant.

Bob packaging goats' milk
Bob Salmon packing pasteurised goats' milk

He also wrote a book of his exploits, "The Million Pound Goat". He was Church Warden of the tiny village church for 30 years, a School Governor and a County Councillor.

After selling the business and building a house, he concentrated on representing small food businesses interests to the lawmakers in UK and Europe with the Forum of Private Business (FPB).

When the FPB withdrew from food issues, Bob continued his association with the European small business organisation UEAPME. He was part-time retained by the European Commission representing small food businesses Europe-wide on standards for several years.

For 20 years Bob spent one morning a week reading for RNIB.

Bob has five grown-up daughters, is now retired, and still lives in England's smallest county.

Food Solutions

Bob believes food businesses, especially SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) need a clear understanding of the rules they must comply with. It was with this in mind that Food Solutions was conceived by the four directors, John, Ian, Jane and Bob.

Alongside the FHRS Pack, Food Solutions produced individual advice sheets on a number of topics such as HACCP, allergens and cleaning.

With Brexit on the horizon, Food Solutions Publishing Ltd has now ceased its operations.