MYA’s Managing Director, Carla McKenzie, features in a new photographic exhibition, ‘Women Who Ride Motorbikes’, which is touring the UK all through 2023. The exhibition, by photographer Patricia Webb, is a photographic story of women who were motorcycle pioneers in earlier generations, combined with today’s trailblazers. The subject matter may be women and their […]Read More about MYA Boss in Inspiring Photo Exhibition
MYA Meets Richard Butchins - Award-winning filmmaker and artist
MYA Meets; An occasional series about people we find inspiring. At MYA, we’re always looking for the crossover between ‘art’ and ‘work’. So at our last management meeting, we asked artist and film-maker Richard Butchins to tell us about what…Read more
We’re excited to welcome Max to the MYA team! Max is our new Project Analyst and will be using his skills to turn raw data into useful information. Max also has experience in marketing and distribution, process design and customer service. He has a particular passion for sustainable design, leading to workspaces and systems that […]Read More about Welcome to the Team
The catering equipment industry will need to get a clear handle on data security when installing connected kitchen appliances as big corporates embrace ‘digital buildings’, one of Google’s top foodservice experts has said. Speaking at the recent Ceda Conference, James Shaw told delegates that smart building projects were creating a “new and exciting conversation” that […]Read More about Google Kitchen Chief’s Hacker Warning to Catering Equipment Industry
Earlier this year, we had the privilege of working with our amazing client, the American Museum and Gardens on the redesign of their fabulous café in Bath Spa! The project focused on capturing the relationship between classic American identity and the beautiful English country side, across the menu, branding and interior design. MYA acted as […]Read More about Case Study: The American Garden Deli
Our MD, Carla McKenzie, rode her classic Norton in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday, May 21st. The DGR is an annual event in which gentlemen – and ladies – put on their smartest clothes, and go out for a sedate Sunday ride on their classic or cruiser motorcycles. Founded in Australia in 2012, the […]Read More about Carla Rides The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
For well over a decade the debate of the health benefits of artificial sweeteners, known as Non Sugar Sweeteners (NSS) has been conducted in food production. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has gathered data and have concluded that a diet designed around good habits and balance is desirable for health. Research indicates that undesirable effects […]Read More about WHO Advises Not To Use Non-Sugar Sweeteners
One of the highlights last year was working with Holly and the team at The White Feather Coffee Company, on their transformation project at Bath Spa train station. The project combined bold interior design with new food and beverage equipment to provide a contemporary customer experience. MYA acted as Principal Designer & Project Manager, and […]Read More about Case Study: The White Feather Coffee Co. at Bath Spa Train Station
At MYA we believe in the importance of learning and strengthening our teams by sharing knowledge between colleagues. A great day was had by the Project Design Team at a client site, followed by a creative collaboration session.Read More about MYA Project Design Meet
Benefits Mapping is a visual information system that helps us to understand what we’re trying to achieve, and what we’re doing to get there. It clarifies the thinking of everyone involved in a project, from top to bottom. At MYA, it’s at the heart of everything we do – and we love sharing the process. […]Read More about Defining Client Strategies – Save Time, Reduce Cost, Win Business
We’re sorry to announce that we’ve lost our founding partner, Margaret Young, who has died of kidney failure on December 2nd, at the age of 83. As well as creating MYA, Margaret was a skilled glider pilot, motorcyclist and yachtswoman; wife, mother and grandmother; Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, and Fellow of the Royal […]Read More about Tribute to the Founder of MYA, Margaret Young
In this period of remembrance, the team at MYA are grateful for those who have done so much for our security and freedom. We support Bike Tours For The Wounded, who organise life-changing motorcycle journeys for serving members and veterans who are disabled or ill. BT4TW have a fund-raising raffle coming up, and we’ve donated […]Read More about Supporting Bike Tours for the Wounded
At MYA we encourage our staff to push the boundaries. Some go further than most: our senior designer Catherine Francis is in the middle of a sabbatical, travelling the world in search of new experiences and new ideas. George caught up with her on the road… Walking on The Wild Side – CF TravelsRead More about Walking on the Wild Side – Catherine’s Travels 01
Ich Dien. (I Serve.) In 1947, on her 21st birthday, the Queen made a speech based on an old family motto: ‘I Serve’. “I declare before you all, that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.” Today, we’ve stopped work to reflect on the […]Read More about With Thanks & Admiration
Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022 Thank you for your service, dedication and inspiring example.Read More about Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022
Every now and then in life, you get an opportunity to be part of a unique project. Ashara Mubaraka London 1444 H is one such project. Each year; thousands of members of the Dawoodi Bohras community gather for ten days at the start of the Hijri New Year to remember the events of Karbala accompanied […]Read More about A Very Special Case Study
MYA are thrilled to be collaborating with The Wave London to develop an unforgettable surf-themed culinary experience! The Wave London promises to bring a totally ‘immersive’ surfing experience inland, and make it accessible to all ages and communities. Lee Valley Park will be the home of The Wave’s second site, the first being in Bristol. […]Read More about MYA are collaborating with The Wave
The team here at MYA is expanding! We are very happy to welcome Terri Westwell and Kevin Pickford on board! Terri Westwell is one of our new designers. She is a hands-on creative with freelance experience in interiors, furniture, jewellery and paintings. Her degree in fine art incorporated many different media such as video, literature […]Read More about Welcome to the team Terri and Kevin!
The UK is set to become home to the world’s largest automated drone superhighway within the next 2 years. As part of a £273 million funding package for the aerospace sector, this 164-mile highway will connect towns and cities across the UK. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng announced plans on Monday and states that this funding […]Read More about UK Set To Home The World’s Largest Drone Superhighway
MYA is pleased to announce we have two new members on board: Diane Johnson and Simon Pyne. With them on the team, they will help us provide our clients with the most informed and sustainable results possible. Diane Johnson is a registered nutritionist with over twenty years of experience in public health, exercise, and sport. […]Read More about MYA welcomes two new members, Diane and Simon
MYA would like to welcome its three new team members; Moe Karimzada, Martha Titcombe, and Emily Wallace! Moe has hands-on experience in events management and a keen sense of organisation and planning. He developed these skills over several years at Rolls-Royce PLC. Moe was part of a team responsible for industry and local events, conferences, […]Read More about MYA Welcomes Moe, Martha and Emily!
MYA Consulting Ltd has moved to Hastings! After spending 10 years based out of Stroud, Bristol MYA has gone coastal! The seaside town of Hastings was given its name from the Battle of Hastings which took place in 1066, just 8 miles away from the centre of the town at Senlac Hill. Later, Hastings became […]Read More about MYA Consulting Ltd has moved to Hastings
ARE YOU ROBOT READY? They’re coming to take over your kitchen. The latest step in kitchen automation is Flippy 2 by Miso Robotics, which can replace an entire fry station, freeing up more staff to work face to face with the customers. It’s quicker, cleaner, and safer: but does it justify the cost? MYA can […]Read More about Kitchen Robotics Lands Chain Deal & Gains Global Traction
It was an absolute privilege to spend time on Saturday with the children of the Siam Boxing Camp, a community interest company in Hastings. Under the project leadership of Sarah Hallsworth, director of Siam and Alex Pink and Oliver Jeffrey of AP.CGI – they have created the most unique jubilee project! Hastings and Rye local MP […]Read More about Siam Boxing Camp Was a Great Success!
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.