These entrepreneurial women have formed a partnership that dares to dream of merging cutting edge creativity and style with true sustainability and durability. Pookie Blezard (Pazuki) and Carla McKenzie (MYA) are collaborating to delight the customers of a broad range of catering outlets, with breath-taking colour palates and designs. Pookie’s talent for unique sustainable fabric […]Read More about Vibrant, Versatile and Visionary
A healthy diet can both boost the immune system and fend off the threat of coronavirus. In the UK, people who are overweight or obese made up 78% of confirmed COVID-19 infections and 63% of hospital deaths. A recent report from Public Sector Catering outlines the dangers of being overweight or obese. You can read […]Read More about The food industry must share the blame for coronavirus
With many ‘non-essential’ businesses set to reopen in the UK over the coming weeks, the hospitality industry seems to have been put on the back burner. A change to the social distancing guidelines of 2m could allow up to twice as many hospitality businesses to safely open their doors again. Read the full article, originally […]Read More about Tory MPs call for change in 2m social distancing rule
INDUSTRY NEWS: Compass Group plc, a British multi-national contract foodservice company (the largest in the world) recently announced it has successfully raised £2bn from investors. In a trading update published on 19th May, Compass CEO Dominic Blakemore said the group launched a £2bn share offer, the cash would be used to help it ‘weather the […]Read More about INDUSTRY NEWS: Compass Group secures £2bn from investors
Some personal thoughts from industry colleague and managing partner of Oxfordshire-based West Waddy ADP. Philip Waddy discusses the impact of COVID-19 on business. Philip’s insight into the ways in which we have all had to change our working practices resonates strongly with MYA. Staying connected during this challenging time is (on the whole) easy. However, […]Read More about How COVID-19 is Affecting Business: Philip Waddy
In an effort to tackle the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, international hotel brand, Marriot, will soon be rolling out a “multi-pronged platform to elevate its cleanliness, standards and hospitality norms and behaviours”. There is a huge emphasis on new technologies, which will revolutionise the housekeeping function. Marriot’s efforts in tackling the coronavirus echo those of MYA. […]Read More about Marriott International Launches Global Cleanliness Council: COVID-19
In a summary of an interview given by esteemed chef Yotam Ottolenghi on BBC Radio 4 this morning, his comments were stark: “The biggest worry that we have is rent. When corona started and we were asked to close our doors, which is totally understandable because of safety, nobody really addressed the issue of the […]Read More about Predicting The High Street Fallout of COVID-19
“As the economic fallout from the pandemic begins to bite, there are fears that a number of smaller independent schools, which are already struggling, will be driven out of business.” The Guardian’s Education Correspondent, Sally Weal describes in detail the unique challenges that the country’s independent education sector is now facing, in light of the […]Read More about Costs of Coronavirus to Independent Schools
Local company famous for creating world-renowned snow and winter special effects, Snow Business, have joined the fight against COVID-19, volunteering their 3D printers. They have turned their hands to printing parts for much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the NHS. Read Matty Airey’s full article in the Stroud News & Journal, published 2nd April […]Read More about Stroud-based Snow Business lends its 3D printing capacity
A stark warning of things to come if we don’t take collective steps! Read the full article from CNBC’s Huileng Tan, published on Monday 30th March: https://tinyurl.com/s5dfee5Read More about Coronavirus: Food crisis looms as farms idle and countries hoard supplies
Do you have a 3D printer that is gathering dust during lockdown? You can volunteer it today and help the NHS. The National 3D Printing Society has partnered with Medical Supply Drive UK, a non-profit organisation that is run by volunteer NHS doctors, medical students and individuals that are concerned about the safety of NHS […]Read More about Volunteer your 3D printer/courier services
More than 1.3m children eligible for free school meals will benefit from a national voucher scheme allowing them to continue to access meals while they stay at home. Read the full article by David Foad of Public Sector Catering: https://tinyurl.com/vz6pccmRead More about Free (Home) School Meals
The team, led by Carla McKenzie, were meticulous in every detail. They modelled the cleaning requirements to deliver the optimum solution for the facilities across EMEA, and really took time to understand the culture of our business. I have no hesitation in recommending MYA and its team – they are dedicated and innovative, and always go the extra mile.
Carla and her team have broad experience in the industry. Apart from being very supportive in inventing (new) concepts, they also make use of their many years of experience when implementing these concepts. Their ultimate goal is to let people enjoy honest and good food.
Carla and her team worked tirelessly with us to ensure our very international and cross-cultural needs were met with great creativity and skill. They listened to us, responded to our needs and delivered above expectations.
They are brave enough to challenge others in pursuit of the ultimate solution, whether it be behind the scenes with kitchen flow and catering management, or front-of-house service and design.
If all companies who serve the independent school sector had your breadth of vision and openness of mind, I have little doubt that the sector would be a richer and more exciting place to be.
During the negotiation process, Carla’s knowledge and expertise enabled our company to achieve a very strong commercial outcome, and some significant savings were yielded from the exercise.