Ian joined Holroyd Howe in January as our new Managing Director. Having been part of the WSH family for several years, firstly as Chief Executive of Bartlett Mitchell and more recently as Regional MD of BaxterStorey, he is dedicated to the integrity of the Holroyd Howe DNA and will continue to focus on our people, learning & development and an exceptional food offer.

Ian Thomas

Managing Director

Anita has many years’ experience in hospitality and the wider food industry driving food innovation & sustainability. She is passionate about helping schools become a force for good. She is always striving for new ways to inspire change and better, more sustainable processes and behaviours.

Anita Atkins

Food & Sustainability Director

Sandra leads our East Anglia & South East operations. Embracing our DNA and culture, she believes in empowering teams to engage their skill-set and deliver outstanding food, service and hospitality, whilst also embedding themselves within the culture of the school they serve.

Sandra Oakes

Regional Director

Eloisa has a passion for both people and food. With almost ten years’ experience within independent schools, she’s a big believer in continuous improvement and challenges her team in the South East to both improve standards and have the confidence to do things differently.

Eloisa Cackett

Operations Director

Mark is a chartered environmental health practitioner with experience in both public and private sectors. He is passionate about promoting safety culture to ensure colleagues, customers and clients are protected and leads a fantastic team of environmental health professionals whose key objective is to keep safety simple

Mark Lee

Head of Food Safety and Health & Safety

Nicola heads up an amazing sales team which oozes creativity and talent. She is driven by the company’s uniqueness and culture, and the freedom to create distinctive and individual solutions for each and every school she has the privilege of working with.

Nicola Quinn

Head of Sales

Janine looks after the South East and believes her team is her secret ingredient “They genuinely care; from creating brilliant food concepts and boarders’ entertainment, to engaging with our parent’s community and actively listening to the school needs".

Janine Swales

Operations Manager

Ben is an exceptional executive chef, full of creative energy. He has worked in contract catering, Hotels, Michelin star restaurants and large events for over 20 years. With his teams, he introduces and drives innovative food initiatives throughout the business to achieve fantastic food standards.

Ben Cook

Regional Executive Chef

Sue has worked within Learning & Development teams for over 32 years and is passionate about helping people to develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours to achieve their potential. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” Chinese Proverb

Sue Ward

Learning & Development Manager

Ellie works closely with our people and pupils alike, and she loves to educate our colleagues and clients about the wonders of nutrition and healthy food choices.  

Ellie Olds

Company Nutritionist

Nick is truly proud of the thriving culture at Holroyd Howe, especially the energy, talent and commitment he observes every single day, from all teams.

Nick Howe


Hannah is proud of the service we deliver to our schools, marking her fondest memory so far as the launch of our partnership with the wonderful charity, Children of the Mountain.

Hannah Schofield

Finance Director

Mandy has been with us for almost 20 years, and will tell you first-hand how much she loves Holroyd Howe’s fun, friendly, and innovative environment.

Mandy Crane

Chef Manager

Lesley feels as though she’s working with her best friends every day at Holroyd Howe, and counts her first ever Speech Day as one of her fondest memories so far.

Lesley Royle

Hospitality Assistant

At Holroyd Howe, Audrey feels as though her team are part of her own family. She was delighted to be nominated for one of our People Awards in recognition of all her hard work.  

Audrey Thompson

General Manager

Melissa manages our London and Home Counties regions with her team, and enjoys knowing that everyone she works with genuinely cares about providing a brilliant service.

Melissa Rahaman

Operations Director

For Dan, Holroyd Howe’s special touch lies in its family ethos. Having worked with us for almost twenty years, he has truly honed his flair for creating and launching wonderful new food concepts.

Dan Collier

Chef Director

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