Terri Westwell

Terri is the kind of versatile person we appreciate at MYA. She has a rare combination of arts training, administrative skills and hands-on creative talent.

She graduated from Leeds Metropolitan (now Leeds Beckett) with a BA in Fine Art. Terri is a skilled painter in oil and acrylic; the course also covered video, literature and psychology, plus interior architecture and design. After that she took an different track, joining the NHS, where she gained a qualification in business administration, won an award and rapidly moved into management. From there she has built up a freelance career as an artist and designer, creating interiors and producing furniture, jewellery and paintings.

Key Skills

  • Business administration, including team leadership, project planning, and quality control
  • Interior design, graphic design, illustration
  • Software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) plus Sketchup and AutoCAD
  • Carpentry, tiling, resin work, and painting on wood and canvas.

Terri is a rock’n’roll girl: at Leeds she was the social secretary of the Rock Society (the university’s biggest society). She organised gigs and events, ensuring safety and security. She and her partner have a passion for travel. They’re about to build themselves a travelling van, so they can get on the road and attend the odd festival…

  • 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, Booking.com
  • 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