Back in 2009 I found myself agreeing to ride a motorcycle along Route 66 in order to raise funds for British military charities. Little did I realise that the journey was to become the start of a life-changing experience…Read More about Going Back To Bike Tours For The Wounded
Hinkley Point Makes It Local
How a nuclear power station became a local business powerhouse. The new Hinkley Point C power station has a challenge. Built to export energy to the entire country; creating 25,000 jobs during construction, and employing skilled workers from across the…Read more
Bev Lusty appointed as Consultant Director, Education The relationship between MYA Consulting and the independent schools sector goes back nearly 30 years, and during that time they’ve offered transformative help with catering and housekeeping to an amazing 500 schools. Now they’re strengthening their team with the appointment of Bev Lusty as a new Consultant […]Read More about MYA Consulting Reinforces Its Educational Team
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 creativity have been at the forefront of our projects. For the hospitality sector as a […]Read More about Carla McKenzie – Reflecting on Covid-19
MYA is incredibly proud of the Park Life Resorts team, who will be opening their first resort on Saturday 4th July 2020, in line with government COVID-19-safe guidelines. Watermouth Lodges, woodland escapes by the sea in North Devon, will be welcoming its first guests this weekend, with many more to follow next week and beyond. […]Read More about Park Life Resorts – Mobilising for 4th July
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
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: https://tinyurl.com/ycdth5z2 For more advice on your catering, and steps that you can take to minimise risk, contact MYA: email@example.comRead More about FSA – Reopening checklist for food businesses during COVID-19
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
Simon Colston has taken some time with Carla to discuss The Angel in Sherston, a business his son-in-law is re-opening to the community when government guidelines allow. Read the full interview here: ©Interviewing The Industry – Simon Colston, The Angel – Carla McKenzie, MYA ConsultingRead More about Interviewing The Industry: Simon Colston, The Angel Sherston
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
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 […]Read More about Interviewing The Industry: Frank Bothwell, Thomas Franks
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.