We are an exciting, vibrant and fast growing business...
Our people are highly motivated because they can see what a difference they make to our business, they enjoy what they do and they have clearly defined goals and objectives.
Responsible for operations, Sally-Ann is passionate about people, their development and delivery at the highest standard. Her interests include horses and she enjoys the occasional, indulgent spa visit.
Damon is responsible for business development. He is a trained chef who demonstrates his passion for food in his long term relationships with clients. He is fond of the odd hack on the golf course.
Andrew is a chartered accountant. He is focused on how finance can benefit clients through clarity and transparency of information as well as identifying efficiencies to help drive down costs. His interests include sailing and a bit of golf as well as cooking with ‘enthusiasm’ in the kitchen at home.
Our Senior Management Team
Managing Director - South
Paul has responsibility for our contracts in the Midlands/South. He ensures Olive’s high food standards are achieved and provides leadership and inspiration to his team. In his spare time he likes keeping fit and relishes a good triathlon.
Managing Director - North
Operations Director Mark has 25 years’ experience in the catering industry and is responsible for our contracts in the North. Mark has a varied background including working in hotels, conferencing and retail. In his spare time Mark enjoys outdoor pursuits and snow sports.
Director of Food
Jacqui has responsibility for food standards and food development across our business. She monitors trends and, together with our chefs and Food Innovation Team (FIT) develops new ideas, dishes and promotions. Her interests include fitness and horse riding.
Our Senior Sales Team
Lindsay has the distinction of opening Olives first contract as Catering Manager. Since then, she has progressed rapidly through the ranks as Support Manager, Operations Manager and now Sales Manager. She particularly enjoys music and live music events and is an avid runner.
Neil joined the business in 2014 and comes from a strong craft background. Staying true to his roots he is passionate about all things food. He enjoys motor sports and spending time with his brown Labrador Nelson!
Some more of the gang...
Learning & Development Manager
Jo has responsibility for managing all operational training, management development and personal improvement coaching. Jo also works closely with Jacqui to design and deliver culinary training. Her interests include walking and cooking for friends and family.
Ian has worked for Olive for over 10 years and manages the accounts function. With over 20 years’ experience working in catering accounts has a keen eye for detail. In his spare time Ian can be seen out and about on his mountain bike.
Linda Hartles has worked for Olive for over 5 years and is also involved in Human Resources. In her spare time Linda likes nothing more than a walk in the countryside with her dog!