Holroyd Howe appoints Lucy Knowles as managing director

03 November 2021 by
Holroyd Howe appoints Lucy Knowles as managing director

School caterer Holroyd Howe has appointed Lucy Knowles as managing director.

Starting the position in the new year, she will succeed Ronan Harte who was recently appointed chief executive of BaxterStorey, also part of WSH.

Knowles has worked both in operations and marketing and for six years, held the role of group marketing director at travel caterer SSP. Prior to this she held the role of managing director of wine bar company, Corney & Barrow, in the City of London.

She said: "Holroyd Howe is recognised as the leading independent school caterer, with an essential focus on engaging pupils through delicious and nutritious, locally sourced food. I am incredibly proud to be joining this talented team.

"Food development has been an important part of my career to date. I am very excited to work with the Holroyd Howe team to deliver continued innovation and creativity for the pupils we serve in independent schools."

Alastair Storey, chairman of WSH, said: "I am delighted to welcome Lucy into the business. She brings with her a wealth of experience and a passion for food and nutrition. Equally important is Lucy's track record as a champion of training and development. She believes passionately in progression from within and establishing an environment which unlocks and grows talent, offering our team members long and fulfilling careers with us."

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