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Meet the team

Young and dynamic, the Health Food Business team has experience in – and is passionate about – natural health.

We are natural health addicts through-and-through, and by producing a publication so close to our hearts, we create editorial and imagery which educates and inspires retailers.


Rachel Symonds

Rachel Symonds

Editor, Rachel Symonds

Rachel is an experienced journalist and writer who began working for regional newspapers. Her passion for natural health brought her to Target Publishing, where she has edited Health Food Business for over eight years.

Rachel has forged many friendships within the industry, as well as working closely with its leading associations including the National Association of Health Stores, the Health Food Institute, Consumers for Health Choice and the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association.

Follow Rachel on Twitter – www.twitter.com/nlmagazine

Email Rachel – rachel.symonds@targetpublishing.com


Ruth Gilmour

Ruth Gilmour

Group Sales Manager, Ruth Gilmour

Ruth has worked within publishing for over 15 years – 10 of those within natural health – and its this experience and know-how which helps her coordinate natural health campaigns which produce real results for her clients.

Ruth has helped thousands of natural health brands fulfil their potential.

Follow Ruth on Twitter –  www.twitter.com/nlmagazine

Email Ruth – ruth.gilmour@targetpublishing.com


Sales Manager, Natalie Howlett

Natalie Howlett

Natalie Howlett

Natalie joined Health Food Business five years ago – a young and dynamic executive, Natalie works closely with her clients to meet their goals. Passionate about natural health and beauty, Natalie practices what she preaches – with natural health and exercise a primary force in her life.

A young and enthusiastic sales executive, Natalie has worked closely with over 300 brands.

Follow Natalie on Twitter – www.twitter.com/nlmagazine

Email Natalie – natalie.howlett@targetpublishing.com




Senior Sales Executive, Natalie Shaw

Natalie Mitchell

Natalie Mitchell

Natalie joined from the complementary medicine side of Target Publishing and has never looked back. An experienced sales executive with five years publishing experience, Natalie has worked on hundreds of national campaigns for natural health brands.

Natalie is passionate about natural health and a proud supporter of the Save Our Supplements campaign.

Follow Natalie on Twitter – www.twitter.com/nlmagazine

Email Natalie – natalie.shaw@targetpublishing.com




Managing Director, David Cann

David Cann

David Cann

David Cann bought Health Food Business magazine in 2000 following the inception of Target Publishing. A title close to David’s heart, Health Food Business is at the very foundation of the company.

David has over 30 years experience in national, regional, magazine and digital publishing.

From its launch, the magazine has gone from strength-to-strength and is now distributed to thousands of health food retailers in the UK and Ireland.

Follow David on Twitter – www.twitter.com/dc0078

Email David – david.cann@targetpublishing.com

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