The Brooke Weston Trust is an outstanding multi-academy trust of ten schools, based in the East Midlands. Educating more than 7,000 students from pre-school to sixth form, it has an outstanding reputation for transforming educational performance across local communities. Carla McKenzie, Managing Director of MYA: “This is a fantastic commission for MYA and we […]Read More about MYA Defining The Future Catering Strategy for the Brooke Weston Trust
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 have greatly enjoyed working with the team at Wolfson College to write and create their new meetings and events brochure. If you are looking for a unique Oxford venue for your conference, wedding or celebration, Wolfson can offer a wide range of facilities, and is highly recommended. Click below to view the full brochure […]Read More about Wolfson College Oxford Launches Its Meetings & Events Brochure
After one of the most challenging years for the hospitality industry, MYA MD Carla McKenzie reflects on the challenges of running an SME amidst a global pandemic, celebrating the tenacity and dedication of the team! Working in Covid A Year On – Carla McKenzie, ©MYA Consulting 2021Read More about Working In Covid – A Year On
For schools, their pupils and their staff, the 8th March can’t come soon enough. With interrupted learning for nearly twelve months, the government has committed to a return to a new educational ‘normal’ in two weeks’ time. MYA is here to support our existing and new education clients with a variety of services, delivered speedily […]Read More about Back to School! 8th March 2021
The second article on sustainability, by Olivia Imeson When it comes to design, there is the obvious importance of science, engineering and governance in attaining a sustainable environment, but without imagination and fantasy we will not have the dexterity and flexibility that we need to build a better world for the future. Read the full […]Read More about Energy Efficiency of Your Sustainable Commercial Kitchen – Sustainability Issue #2
Catherine Francis from the MYA Studio takes a look at the design trends we can expect to see throughout 2021: The Top Five Design Trends of 2021 – Catherine Francis, ©MYA Consulting 2021Read More about The Top Five Design Trends of 2021
How COVID-19 and Brexit have complicated the question, and how to find the right answer. A consultancy report prepared for the Independent Schools Bursars Association (ISBA) by Bev Lusty, Consultant Director for Education, MYA Consulting Ltd. Follow the link below to read the full article: Should Your Catering In-house or Outsourced – Bev Lusty ©MYA […]Read More about Should Your Catering Be In-house, or Outsourced?
The first in a series of articles on sustainability, by Olivia Imeson, is now available. Click the link below to read: New Year, New ‘Green’ Team – Olivia Imeson – ©MYA ConsultingRead More about New Year, New ‘Green’ Team – Sustainability Issue #1
Wolfson College is seeking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and creative Head Chef, to lead the production and delivery of first-class food at our large, distinguished College. This is an outstanding, long-term opportunity for a successful Head Chef with proven ability, talent and flair to train, lead and inspire a dynamic team to deliver consistently […]Read More about Head Chef Vacancy at Wolfson College, Oxford
The City of London Corporation has appointed MYA Consulting to develop a catering proposition and kitchen design for the new pavilion in Finsbury Circus Gardens. MYA will be working with competition-winning design team, Architecture00, Studio Weave and ReardonSmith Landscape. “We are thrilled to have been appointed to this project. This building will be unique and […]Read More about MYA Consulting Wins Finsbury Circus Gardens Bid
A Webinar hosted by MYA Consulting for the ISBA member schools. If your school is an ISBA member and you are free for an hour at 11am on 21st January – please sign up on the ISBA website and join us. Don’t miss the chance to share the latest knowledge on dealing with the crisis […]Read More about Catering for the ‘New Normal’
Following Boris Johnson’s announcement of the third lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses in the hospitality sector are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000 to help them through to the spring. To read the full article by Katherine Price in The Caterer: https://www.thecaterer.com/news/hospitality-grants-9000-rishi-sunak-chancellor-lockdown-2021Read More about Hospitality businesses to receive grants worth up to £9,000
The coronavirus pandemic has been our chief concern over the past year, so it’s not surprising that the issue of climate change got somewhat sidelined. However, it has recently come back into view and we are seeing it with a sharper focus. After a rough 2020, we all know it is time for some game-changing […]Read More about MYA on Sustainability in 2021
The MYA team are supporting local charity, The Nelson Trust on this year’s Christmas Jumper Day. Alongside residential addiction treatment in Stroud The Nelson Trust offers training & resettlement housing. Its Hub Enterprises equip those in recovery with new skills. Three Women’s Centres in Bridgwater, Gloucester & Swindon help women facing challenges in their lives […]Read More about MYA’s Christmas Jumper Partnership 2020
New talent added to the design team: Olivia Imeson joins MYA this week Olivia Imeson joins from Camberwell College of Art with a first-class degree, and now she’s ready to put her design talents to work on behalf of MYA’s clients. Her degree is in Illustration, but in her graduation year she conducted a design […]Read More about MYA Consulting Still Growing
UWC Atlantic, based at St Donat’s Castle in Wales, was the first and remains the flagship College of the United World College (UWC) movement. Today, the College educates some 360 students aged 15-19, from 98 countries: www.atlanticcollege.org Carla McKenzie, Managing Director of MYA: “We are delighted to have been awarded this project. UWC is on a […]Read More about MYA is Awarded the Consultancy Contract to Define the Future Strategy for Catering at UWC Atlantic
“At an unprecedented time in the UK economy, Fresh Thinking Capital moved quickly to help us acquire a business in a tight timeframe. Its great to see a funder who will support young entrepreneurs” We are extremely proud of Louis and his team’s achievements in the face of adversity! Read Terry Gilligan’s full article here: […]Read More about Deep Beat’s Success Continues
MYA is raising its game in the independent education sector: and there’s never been a better time. Right now, all schools have been forced to transform their catering routines – with more distancing, staggered mealtimes, and new levels of protection for both staff and pupils. In a time of change, there’s never been a better […]Read More about Staying Ahead of the Curve in Catering
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 UK, and some even from all around the world; how could they Make It Local? […]Read More about Hinkley Point Makes It Local
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
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
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.