Olive takes support to the next level
This year has seen Olive build their senior operational support with a number of new key appointments. The people focused investment includes new roles with two Regional Directors and a Purchasing Director.
With continued increases to food inflation, coupled with market volatility, the appointment of Robert Smith as Purchasing Director is one that aims to bring value and stability. As a fresh food catering provider, Olive strives to source the best possible ingredients and produce. Robert’;s 25-year career within the contract catering sector brings his vast knowledge and experience with established supplier relationships.
David Ardis also joins Olive as Regional Director within the Midlands. David’s passion for food mixed with his culinary skills and multi sector experience fits perfectly within Olive’s core values and ethics.
“I’m a foodie at heart so its great to be working with a team of like-minded people. Olive’s core values are clearly ingrained throughout the business and its refreshing to be delivering this day in day out” says David.
An Olive Team Member since 2004, Lindsay Smith is truly a home-grown success story. Olive’s first Chef Manager also takes on the role as Regional Director. Lindsay’s time within Olive includes both operational and sales experience, bringing an all-round viewpoint to the business.
“Our aim with the creation of these new roles is to support the business at all levels as we develop. We have a solid operational structure which has allowed us to evolve and grow without losing sight of the core values we set out as foundations on day one. Food, People, Communication and Finance are just as important now as they were 20 years ago, and this investment ensures we will continue to deliver against those values for all of our clients and team members” says Sally-Ann Bradley, Olive’s Co-Founder.