MYA joined the Dawoodi Bohra Community of London for their Iftaar celebration

In 2022 MYA developed the kitchen design and food safety strategy for the Ashara Mubaraka London 1444 H. This event was exceptional, one of a kind, and needed all our skill and knowledge to deliver successfully. As is often the case…

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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 he does. As a child, Richard was disabled by polio. He’s also neuro-diverse. He told […]

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MYA Boss in Inspiring Photo Exhibition

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 […]

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Welcome to the Team

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 […]

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Google Kitchen Chief’s Hacker Warning to Catering Equipment Industry

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 […]

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Case Study: The White Feather Coffee Co. at Bath Spa Train Station

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 […]

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Defining Client Strategies – Save Time, Reduce Cost, Win Business

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. […]

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With Thanks & Admiration

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 […]

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A Very Special Case Study

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 […]

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MYA are collaborating with The Wave

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. […]

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MYA Welcomes Moe, Martha and Emily!

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, […]

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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