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Vibrant, Versatile and Visionary

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 […]

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Compass Group secures £2bn from investors

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 […]

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How COVID-19 is Affecting Business: Philip Waddy

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, […]

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Marriott International Launches Global Cleanliness Council: COVID-19

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. […]

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Costs of Coronavirus to Independent Schools

“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 […]

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Stroud-based Snow Business lends its 3D printing capacity

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 […]

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NHS plans to turn ExCeL centre into coronavirus hospital

London’s ExCeL centre will be turned into a makeshift 4,000-bed “field hospital” under NHS plans to cope when the peak of the coronavirus epidemic leaves thousands fighting for their lives. Read the full article by the Guardian’s Denis Campbell and Vikram Dodd, published Monday 23rd March 2020:  

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The Food Supply Chain War!

Tim Lang, Britain’s leading expert on food policy, says we already faced a challenge unmatched since the war. And things just got worse… Read the full interview, from yesterday’s Observer and published on the Guardian’s website today, 23rd March 2020   

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  • 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.

    Natalia Ros Vargas, Office Team Leader,
  • 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.

    Marcel Bisselink, Owner, Daily Fresh Food, Galeen, Netherlands
  • 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.

    Angela Hencher, Director of Business Administration, Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong
  • 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.

    Richard Russell, Catering Equipment Distributor Director, Western Blueprint
  • 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.

    Phillip Godfrey, Bursar, Halliford School
  • 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.

    Penny Arnold, Commercial & Operations Director, Fusion Lifestyle