Meet our Team

We have over 1000 posts employing over 850 people who are all receiving a planned training and development programme to equip them with the skills and the tools to deliver quality services every day. Our passionate management and administration team have 100’s of years experience in local government and public sector catering and cleaning between them and will always deliver on their promises and find solutions to issues raised by customers swiftly and professionally.

Senior Leadership Team

Over 30 years catering and cleaning management experience in both the public and private sectors and the Immediate National Past Chair of the school meal sector’s trade association – LACA. Car choice possibly suggests a mid-life crisis – also an avid vexillophile.

Michael Hales

Managing Director

Qualified financer and project manager – accuracy always!

Who are your four must have dream Dinner Party Guests?
Ayrton Senna, Michael Jackson, Nelson Mandela, J.K Rowling

Philippa Terry

Director of Resources

What is your favourite quote?
“Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zone and soar” – Michelle Obama

Clare Tyler

Director of Business Development

Chartered Health and Safety Professional, over 20 years Local Authority and School health and safety competent lead manager, specialist risk and safety practitioner, favourite quote ‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.’ Life-long Chelsea Fan!

Stuart Mcgregor

Head of Health and Safety

Who are you must have dream Dinner Party Guests?
Jim Al-Khalili – to explain the theory of quantum physics until I actually understand it and Brian Cox – to explain everything else !

Jane Carberry

Head of Human Resources

Finance and Performance Team

“A lifetime in finance, coming up to 40 years of it being a qualified CIMA member. My bucket list was to grow tomatoes as good as my dad’s, but last year he would have been proud of me. Now on to the other plants and veg!”

Tim Watson

Head of Corporate FInance

What’s your favourite food?
Toast with butter (and a cuppa tea on the side) because sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make you the happiest.

Rosie Holmes

Credit Controller

My Favourite food is rice and My Hidden Talent is dancing

Eniola Akinbode

Management Accountant

Chartered accountant with over 10 years corporate finance experience supporting businesses meet accounting and finance needs. Favourite quote is ‘There is only one person that has the power to make you angry… Yourself!’

Beatrice Kimani

Financial Accountant

Training and Development Team

Supporting our front line caterers and ensuring “what good looks like”.

What is your favourite food?
At the moment it is goats cheese and beetroot salad

Kerry Powell

Chef Trainer

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
Henry VIII, just to understand his ways of thinking and messed up mind.

Rachel Hamilton

Chef Trainer

Catering Team

I love Food, Fields and Festivals and have been to Glastonbury more times than I can recall – My favourite film is It’s a Wonderful Life which is a must every Christmas…..I auditioned for Big Brother and My King of the Tin is a Jammy Dodger!

David Mackness

Head of Catering Operations

Who are you must have dream Dinner Party Guests?
Bobby Moore, Jonah Lomu, Sir Clive Woodward.

Trevor Garner

Area Catering Manager

Favourite quote and by whom?
“The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.” – Maya Angelou

Karen Williams

Area Catering Manager

Favourite holiday destination so far?
Helen of the West Indies – St Lucia

Deborah Mederick

Area Catering Manager

My favourite quote is: “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” – Bob Marley

Stacey Thomas

Hospitality Partner

Favourite quote and by whom?

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Napoleon Hill

Donna Cook

Hospitality Partner

If you could meet a famous person who would it be and why?
Charles Darwin – challenging the establishment and some nice travel stories

Peter Sawula

Food and Nutrition Officer

Cleaning Team

Excellent communication skills and a rapport with staff, making sure the customer comes first.

What are your hidden talents?
Boxing and DJing (live on Facebook most Friday nights)

Albert Wreden

Head of Cleaning Operations

New to our team but budding with enthusiasm to get things right for all our customers – a wealth of experience from the private sector too.

What is your hidden talent?
I am a hypotherapist

Chris Ellingham

Area Cleaning Manager

My dream dinner party guests would be Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Muhammad Ali, Winston Churchill, John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe

David Lambert

Area Cleaning Manager

Your four must have dream Dinner Party Guests?
Rio, Usher, Denzel Washington, Oprah

Mampuya Alberto

Area Cleaning Supervisor

What would you buy first if you won the lottery?
If money can buy peace, that would be the first thing I would buy.

Isaac Nsiah

Area Cleaning Supervisor

Making sure all our kitchens provide the highest levels of food and service.

What three items would you want on a desert island?
A waterproof and fully charged satellite phone, a survival kit and a fishing rod.

John Hopkins

Area Cleaning Manager

Business Support Team

What is your favourite quote?
‘Try not to become a man of success but rather become a man of value’- Albert Einstein

Francesca Antonyogarajah

Payroll Assistant

Favourite holiday destinations so far and why?
Cancun for the Sun & Verona for the Skiing!

Trevor Jackson

Payroll Partner

What is your favourite quote?
My favourite quote is: ‘Be selective with your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right.’ –
Can’t say I live by it but I try!

Davina Spence

Payroll Partner

What are your hidden talents?
I can play the Recorder & Violin to Grade 5 and I also have an amazing talent for falling off Motorcycles when taking my test… Usually followed by some part of my body in plaster

Angie Wellington

Office Manager

When I grew up I wanted to be –
Due to my love of animals I wanted to be a Veterinary Surgeon

Susan Russell

Business Support Officer

Favourite quote and by whom?

“What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine” … I have no idea who this quote is by, but I say it often to my boyfriend… usually when I ask if I can drive his car.

Jess White

Assistant HR Business Partner

Supporting our front line staff with the back office function.

What would you buy first if you won the lottery?
West Ham United

Sam Gutteridge

Business Support Officer