Caterer ups the ante

Caterering firm Holroyd Howe has strengthened its team to give UK independent schools added value

Holroyd Howe – the UK’s only caterer to deliver fresh food services solely to the independent education sector – has announced two new senior appointments ahead of the new academic year. Chris Pearce has joined the team as operations director whilst Joseph Haji-Hannas has been recruited as a new account director.

Joining the team from BaxterStorey, the workplace catering provider under the same parent company, Chris brings with him a wealth of knowledge in overseeing the delivery of tailor-made catering solutions. Based in Eastbourne, Chris will now be responsible for enhancing Holroyd Howe’s offering in the south east of England, including those at Eastbourne College, Saint Ronan’s School and The Duke of York’s Royal Military School. His focus will be on ensuring his chef teams continue to provide balanced, exciting and creative food choices for school pupils and deliver a consistently high-quality service with added value.

Joseph, who returns to Holroyd Howe having fulfilled the role of operations manager from 2008-2012, will be responsible for clients based across the south of England and Greater London, including Eltham College and St Helen’s School in Northwood. With over 15 years’ experience in managing a diverse range of contracts within the business and education sectors, Joseph’s skills will enable him to identify new opportunities for his schools’ dining offering and ensure his clients’ needs are met and, importantly, far exceeded. 

Ronan Harte, managing director of Holroyd Howe, added: “We are delighted that our continued growth has led to the appointment of two new directors with such extensive skill sets. Chris and Joseph’s combined experience will enhance our existing ethos of excellence in leadership and maintain our leading ratio of management to schools – ensuring each of our schools receive continued dedicated support. Our strengthened team puts us in great shape for the academic year ahead.”


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