BaxterStorey strengthens executive team to support regional growth
With a significant focus on expanding its regional foothold, BaxterStorey, the UK’s largest independent contract caterer, has strengthened its executive team in a move that sees John Bennett taking on a role as Co-Chief Executive alongside existing CEO, Noel Mahony, and the appointment of a further three regional directors – Mack Allan, Christine House and Dave Hawkes.
The new structure has come as a result of BaxterStorey’s continued growth through strong contract retention and the development of its regional businesses – the caterer now operates across six regions, headed up by local business leaders.
Together, Noel and John will direct the company's future expansion, ensuring BaxterStorey remains focused on its core principles of developing its people and delivering great fresh food made from locally-sourced ingredients, combined with excellent service. Both Mahony and Bennett will continue to report to Alastair Storey, BaxterStorey’s Chairman.
Commenting on the reorganisation within the senior management team, Alastair Storey explained: “Noel has played a pivotal role in leading our business to achieve its success but as BaxterStorey continues to grow we want to ensure our management team is structured to make the most of the regional opportunities that lie ahead. John’s expertise will provide valuable support to Noel and I truly believe that with the two of them at the helm of our business, BaxterStorey will strive even harder in delivering to our clients.”
Mahony said: “BaxterStorey holds a unique position in the marketplace, not only in our regional approach – operating regional businesses across the UK, headed up by local leaders, and sourcing from local suppliers – but in the fact that BaxterStorey’s owners are at the front end of the business. Our plans for continued regional expansion mean that our growing operation requires increased support so it’s very reassuring for the business that John will collaborate with me to enhance BaxterStorey’s success.”
Bennett added: “Through our industry-leading training academies and with the support of our four regional chef directors, we continue to invest in developing the incredible talent that exists within BaxterStorey. Having now worked alongside Noel for over 20 years, I feel our complementary skills will really drive our core business beliefs of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients prepared on site by a well-trained team that provides fantastic service to our clients and customers.”