Carla McKenzie - Reflecting on Covid-19

Reflecting on Covid-19 By Carla McKenzie, Tuesday 28th July 2020   At MYA we have been fortunate during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic due to our pro-active approach and thought leadership. Our team has been busy and innovation and…

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FSA – Reopening checklist for food businesses during COVID-19

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has released advice and a checklist (reopening-checklist-for-food-businesses-during-covid-19-form) for any food business planning to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown. You can read more on the FSA website: For more advice on your catering, and steps that you can take to minimise risk, contact MYA:

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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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Interviewing The Industry: Frank Bothwell, Thomas Franks

With the hospitality industry being one of the major sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent UK lockdown, Carla has taken some time to reflect with one of the major players in the contract catering world, Frank Bothwell of Thomas Franks. Read the full interview here: ©Interviewing The Industry – Frank Bothwell Thomas Franks […]

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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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Urban Planning Post COVID-19: Archadia

Middlesex-based chartered architect Archadia, like MYA, has been taking a considered and insightful look into the future post COVID-19. Their ‘isolation lessons’ have covered a number of key sectors, from care homes to education. One of their most original approaches has been isolation lesson 11, looking at the ‘Urban Realm’ – some simple but innovative […]

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  • 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