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
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…Read more
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead 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
With an imminent announcement from government on the way in which we will begin to restart the economy, George has taken the opportunity to interview Wayne Bennett of MKN, one of the world’s pioneering catering equipment manufacturers. Read the full article here: ©Interviewing The Industry – Wayne Bennett MKN – George Panks, MYA ConsultingRead More about Interviewing The Industry: Wayne Bennett, MKN
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
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 […]Read More about Urban Planning Post COVID-19: Archadia
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.