CH&Co has today announced the creation of two new chief executive roles, as the business gears up to build on the £20m growth in turnover achieved since it rebranded 18 months ago.
Current managing directors Caroline Fry (top) and Alison Tyler (below) have been made CEOs of business and industry (B&I) and commercial respectively in a bid to focus the infrastructure of CH&Co.
While their responsibilities previously overlapped across the different sub-sectors, this move has given more definition to their remits.
The announcement follows a fruitful year of business wins for both at CH&Co. The B&I business, made up of Lusso, Charlton House and Via360, has added Dune Shoe Company and Thames Water contracts under Fry's management.
And last year Tyler's commercial team won the five-and-a-half-year public catering contract for Historic Royal Palaces - worth an estimated sales value of £60m alone - and the prestigious Goldsmiths' Hall.
Fry told Caterer and Hotelkeeper: "The growth we've had is phenomenal and there's so much business out there at the moment that we're tendering for. A lot of it comes down to our vision, which is focused on health and wellbeing."
Tyler agreed and added that she expected to see the positive trend continue. "The main area of growth we're hoping for is day visitor catering, because that is obviously a relatively new sector that we're involved in. The win at the Royal Historic Palaces has been a huge kick-start to our profile."
They will report to chairman Tim Jones, while CH&Co founder Robyn Jones will take the opportunity to launch a new three-tier strategy to support both arms of the business, incorporating the development of the company's food offer, its people and its charity work.
She said: "Caroline and Alison have been instrumental in building the business into the successful organisation that it is today and the creation of these two new roles empowers them to set our strategic roadmap for the future by allowing our business to specialise in the areas where we know we excel."
By Janie Manzoori-Stamford
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