Authenticate was founded in 2013 with the aim of using technology to bring greater transparency to the global food industry.


Finding that food businesses up and down the supply chain were asking for the same product data and assurance details – on multiple occasions, and in different formats – the biggest problem was not building great software, but obtaining the necessary information from ever more time-squeezed parties.

Our origins therefore lay with a passionate group of industry experts who saw the potential for a bespoke software solution that would enable businesses to manage data about their supply chains more efficiently and with greater scope for collaboration.

Built and maintained by our own in-house data team, Authenticate’s company directory now provides compliance data on over 20,000 food businesses within a user-friendly online platform that makes it easy to map out your supplier network, manage the associated regulatory admin and gather the supply chain data that matters most to your business.

With a 25-strong team based entirely in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Authenticate is now established as one of the regions leading tech enterprises. In May 2019, the company received a £2.3m investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund in order to substantially grow the in-house software team and develop a go-to solution for transparency, compliance and insight for food businesses of all sizes across the globe.