Members Area

Welcome to the Members’ Area of the Guild of Food Writers website. Here you will find resources that are only available to Guild members, including shortcuts to member benefits such as our discounts and pay survey results.


For more information on the Guild, and to see the full range of our activities and resources, please refer to our new FAQs page.


The directory of members is one of the most important features of the Guild, so please be sure to keep your entry up to date, both with regard to professional activities and contact details. 


Best wishes,


Charlotte Pike


Sue Barnard MA BEd hons

I am a journalist and media consultant specialising in the grocery, retailing, manufacturing and catering sectors. I write for publications and websites worldwide. I run my own consultancy providing editorial guidance and media training, and lecture in journalism, with posts at the City, Roehampton and Birkbeck Universities in London. I was for ten years marketing editor of The Grocer and have been editor of three magazines. I have a BEd hons degree in home economics, and an MA.

Special subjects

Areas Of Specialty: Publishing (news, features, industry guides, project management). Grocery, retailing, manufacturing (over 25 years' publishing experience in these fields). Catering (regular contributions to influential publications). Research data (interpretation for business and consumer readership). PR (editorial advisor, writer). Media training (for leading manufacturing companies, MDs, marketing directors, PR). Product/brand development (investigating, reporting, judging). Lecturer (journalism). Editorial (all aspects). Home economics/consumer science.

Advisory boards / Awards

Advisory boards: Institute of Home Economics Editorial Board Judge involved in a variety of food industry awards