Allister brings home a Catey!

We’re all incredibly proud of our COO, Allister Richards who was victorious at this year’s Cateys and brought home the Foodservice Caterer Award.

Allister joined the CH&CO family as part of our acquisition of Gather & Gather from Mitie in 2019 and a few months into 2020, he became chief operating officer of the group. Although Allister spent the majority of his first year navigating the impact of the global pandemic, he still made a significant impact to both CH&CO and the wider industry which made him the strongest candidate for one of the most coveted awards in the sector.

What the judges said:

"Allister has shown great leadership of the business and led his team to great success."
Chris Mitchell - managing director, The Genuine Dining Co

"Allister's profile has been high ever since he launched Gather & Gather and demonstrated an inspirational and forward-looking vision. Heading up CH&CO's transformation in consolidating after so many acquisitions will play to his strengths. He has shown the kind of positive and energetic leadership CH&CO needs."
Chris Stern - managing director, Stern Consultancy

"His impact and contribution over the past decade made him the stand-out winner."
Kevin Watson - managing director, Amadeus

Following one of the toughest and most challenging times for the hospitality industry, it was wonderful to be able to celebrate this year’s Catey Awards in person and recognise the achievements of people and teams across the sector.

Many congratulations Allister from all the team at CH&CO.

Read the full story on The Caterer: https://www.thecaterer.com/business/profiles/cateys-2021-foodservice-caterer-allister-richards

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