Meet our Team

We have over 1050 posts employing over 500 local 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 new 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 public and private sector management and the National Vice Chair of Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA).

Car choice possibly suggests a mid life crisis and also an avid vexillophile.

Michael Hales

Managing Director

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

A trained chef and many years in successful transformational management both in the public and private sectors.

When you grew up what did you want to be?
Barry Sheen

Kevin Hobart

Director of Catering Operations

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

Head of Business Development and Customer Relations

Tim Watson

Head of Corporate FInance

Finance and Performance Team

Azhar Samad

Finance Partner

Paying the bills and helping to get the books to balance.

When I grew up I wanted to be –
Taller

Jane Antwi-Bosiako

Business Operations Manager

Training and Development Team

What has been your favourite holiday destination so far and why?
Isles of Scilly for the white sand, blue sea, clean air, chilled out atmosphere and the quiet as there no cars on most of the islands.

David Spencer

Training and Development Manager

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

What has been your favourite holiday destination so far and why?
Costa Rica most beautiful place I have been.

Jenni Spratt

Chef Trainer

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

Deborah Mederick

Area Catering Manager

Sharon Goatley

Catering Operations Manager

Vacancy

Area Catering Manager

Stacey Thomas

Hospitality Partner

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

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
A waterproof and fully charged satellite phone, a survival kit and a fishing rod.

John Hopkins

Area Catering Manager

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

David Lambert

Area Cleaning Manager

Many years of experience of managing and getting great results in front line services.

What has been your favorite holiday destination so far and why?
Sorrento Italy, the scenery, the food, the people and the pace of life!

David Hemmings

Area Cleaning Manager

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

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

Business Support Team

Davina Spence

Payroll Partner

Aktar Kamal

Business Support Officer

Robert Smith

Senior HR Business 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

Operations Support Partner

Sue makes sure our 1000 plus colleagues all get paid correctly and on time.

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

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

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