As a young child my parents owned and managed licensed restaurants, bars and clubs. I grew up wandering in and out of restaurant tables and behind bars, eating steak pies and steamed puds and dancing to Abba on the juke box! Later in my early teens pocket money was earned from the wash-up and portering. It was no surprise that my aspirations quickly drew me into the world of waitressing and hotels until I ended up at Ealing studying Catering and Hotel Management
Fast forward, and now with over 30 years’ experience spanning multiple hospitality sectors from hotels and restaurants to education, business and industry, retail and venues my deep knowledge and industry-wide network allows me to offer simple straight forward support to a wide range of clients. My most recent “employed” experience was as a Director with Compass Group and saw me supporting and managing a group of managers with responsibility for excess of £26m. However, I never lost my love of the independent food businesses.
I am now delighted to be able to specialise in working with independent cafés, restaurants and pubs. I truly love what I do and enjoy offering hands-on support and guidance. I know that working alongside business owners with clear aims and values is exciting and can provide quick results. My straight-forward approach sees me side-by-side with business owners and their teams working to drive real and tangible results.
Hospitality professionals have an innate love of people and I am no different. My genuine and open approach will quickly put you at your ease and I will guide you to take actions and developments that deliver your business aims.
In some of my most recent projects I have supported company’s and business owners to open cafés and restaurants in and around the Oxford area.
My team and I cover geographical areas that span the south east and south west of England including Essex, the South Coast, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds, Bristol and Avon.
Contact us now, we would love to listen and hear your thoughts and see how we might help you and your business.