Caterer Eurest, part of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has promoted two senior business directors to joint managing directors to plot strategic growth.
Paul Williams and Nick Haynes, who have both worked for Compass for nearly 10 years, take up their roles immediately to manage team performance, win new clients and strengthen bonds with existing clients to ensure that deals are renewed.
Although they will work together on company strategy and be aligned on company-wide aims such as sustainability, they will manage different sides of the business.
Williams oversees Eurest’s big multi-site clients such as Amazon, Porsche, Virgin Media, British Airways, IBM and Heathrow Airport while Haynes manages the company’s single-site UK clients, including Bombardier, The Royal Mint, Halfords and Scottish Power.
Both will supervise Eurest’s menu offer, visiting client sites to gain feedback on its chefs’ work.
Williams said: “The catering market continues to recover in the wake of Covid-19, with cash sales growing month-on-month since restrictions were removed, the number of people returning to offices increasing and sites that were previously closed reopening. This puts us in a strong position as we seek to close the year on a high and look ahead to 2022.
“Nick and I have worked together for a long time and there is great synergy between us, so this will be a great partnership to further the aims of the company.”
Haynes added: “The single-site clients I represent are smaller in size but far more numerous, whereas Paul’s multi-site clients are fewer but more complex. It means we bring unique skills, which we can utilise to comprehensively serve the various parts of the business.”