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CH&Co announces management restructure to support ‘evolution'

19 March 2019 by
CH&Co announces management restructure to support ‘evolution'

Contract caterer CH&Co has announced a management team restructure that it said will "get us ready for the next stage in our evolution".

Patrick Harbour (pictured, centre), the co-founder of Harbour & Jones, which merged with CH&Co in 2017, will now be responsible for operations, with the group's four divisional managing directors reporting to him.

Chief operating officer, Terry Waldron, meanwhile, will now head up support functions across the business, including marketing, communications and HR.

As part of the changes, Alison Gilbert, group HR director, and Andrew Merrett, communications and marketing director, will step away from their current roles and support CEO Bill Toner (pictured, left) with key strategic projects on a part-time basis.

"We've grown significantly as a company and it's important that the management structure constantly evolves to meet the needs of our clients, team and business and this is what this reorganisation does," said Toner. "It gets us ready for the next stage in our evolution.

"For Alison and Andrew, the change also gives them more time to focus on some personal projects and plans too, so it's the best of both worlds for all parties and I'm delighted they will stay involved."

In June 2018, the business announced it was rationalising 22 brands that it had acquired through a number of mergers - including Harbour & Jones, Lusso and Charlton House - into a new portfolio of 10 brands, including CH&Co Workplaces, CH&Co Destinations, CH&Co venues and CH&Co Education.

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