Working within the leisure industry has been an absolute pleasure. Starting out as a part time kitchen porter at 14 around studies, I’ve had the privilege to grow up in an industry that has continually provided opportunity and immense personal satisfaction.
This industry has enabled me to travel overseas, experiencing new cultures, and develop my interpersonal skills. Returning home in my 20’s afforded me a placement with licensed retail on a graduate development program, Hard work and long hours were rewarded with a solid start in the industry, having experienced multisite management and a keen appreciation of the power of team engagement I developed a real passion for live food service.
I have also had the opportunity to gain immense senior management experience in the education and healthcare introducing health and wellbeing focus across patient and outpatient care. This resulted in successfully delivering the UK’s first PFI with healthcare. Subsequently, I was recognised and recruited to develop the Hospitality concession at the north east’s premier music venue. The team and I developed a conferencing and events offer which resulted in securing tenders to host both the government and opposition annual party conferences, Emirates Airlines Launch & Women’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
The proudest section of my career was the formation of Red Sky Hospitality in 2012, Since then I’ve had the pleasure of working across numerous sectors, from developing food led service solutions, writing apprenticeship training programmes, improving profit opportunities designing and mobilising new builds – and everything in between.
More recently, in March 2019, I was delighted to be elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality. The institute recognises expertise of senior members of hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.


  • EAME


25 years plus senior management/director within the foodservice industry covering UK, Europe, Asia, and America. A wealth of experience in contract catering, retail, healthcare, leisure & industry.

Food Facility Design

  • No

Management Advisory Services

  • No

Membership Grade

  • eSubscriber


  • Consultant


  • Red Sky Hospitality

Profile Title

  • Owner


2 Persian Drive, Fareham, South, PO15 7BJ, United Kingdom