Helen Willford has joined Edwards & Blake as general manager of operations.
In her new role, she will be responsible for all the operational areas of the catering business and will have seven area managers reporting in to her.
Willford is a highly experienced catering industry professional who has worked across a variety of sectors. She spent over four years in senior management in the education sector, followed by several years managing a wide range of B&I sites including 40 outlets for a high profile leisure group. She has also held the roles of operations manager of the Police and Fire Services and national operations manager for Her Majesty’s Prisons.
Commenting on her new role, Willford said:
“It’s a privilege to join Edwards & Blake and I’m delighted to be part of such a dynamic and innovative team. The company has an unrivalled reputation in the industry for quality and service which is reflected in this year being its highest grossing year to date. I’m looking forward to meeting all our clients and working to grow the business even more.”
Willford will report to Adrian Cooke, director of sales and operations.