In his new role, Ingram will oversee the region’s operations which includes over 100 units and a strong team of operations directors and managers, and unit managers. He will also be responsible for driving the continued growth of the business in the area through new business and contract retention.
Ingram has over two decades of foodservice and hospitality expertise, including operational experience both in the UK and overseas. He joins CH&Co Group from Northumbria University where he was assistant director, campus services (commercial services), with a £20 million budget and responsibilities including multi-site catering operations and a 5,000-student-accommodation portfolio. Prior to this he held senior roles at Aramark for 14 years, including catering director at the Beijing Olympics where he headed up the athletes’ dining, and operations director at the London 2012 Olympic Village where he led a team of 4500, serving 1.6 million customers in just over 60 operating days.
Commenting on the new appointment, Bill Toner, CEO of CH&Co Group said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Glyn as regional managing director. His operational experience and reputation is second to none and he will be a huge asset to the team. His knowledge of the North of England and Scotland will also be invaluable in generating business growth across this region. As CH&Co Group continues to grow, it’s vital that we have the right teams in place to develop good operational solutions for our customers and ensure we continue to be best in class. Glyn exemplifies this approach and we look forward to harnessing his expertise and seeing his team develop under his strong leadership.”
“This is a fantastic time to join CH&Co Group and I’m thrilled to be part of the team. The business has evolved at a pace and the prospects are very exciting. I’ve got a great opportunity to draw on my experience working on both sides of the fence, as a contract caterer and an in-house operator, and showcase my operational skills and vision for the benefit of the business and its clients. There is also real talent within the teams in my region and I look forward to working with them to develop skills and bring out the best in everyone.”