Caterer Announces Senior Appointments

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Independent UK B Corp caterer, Houston & Hawkes, has expanded its leadership team with seven new appointments.

Emilie Whiteoak, previously with BaxterStorey, joins as account director and will oversee a number of the caterer’s key accounts. Marinela Golfita, who joins from Thomas Franks London, and Steven Shaw, have been appointed as operations managers in London and the home counties respectively.

Josh Key, sales and marketing manager, has joined from Blue Apple to provide sales and marketing support to the location teams and will help drive the caterer’s B Corp objectives over the coming years.

The craft team, working alongside chef director, David Steel, has been strengthened through the promotion of James Garred and Danny Kearny to development chefs, both of whom previously worked as head chefs within the business.

Finally, Lindsay Murphy has taken up the newly created role of support manager to focus on training, people development and projects.


Simon Houston, co-founder and director at Houston & Hawkes, says: “We are thrilled to announce the growth of our operational team and we are particularly proud that we have promoted a number from within.

“As our business continues to grow, we absolutely recognise that our success starts and ends with our teams and their ability to provide really high levels of quality support to our team members, customers, and clients.”

Dave Hawkes, co-founder and director, adds: “We are hugely positive about the future, and we are building an exceptional team which will enable us to continue our journey with agility and positivity. There is tremendous opportunity within the foodservice sector and the strength of our people will ensure we are well placed to support new and existing clients.”

Certified B Corporations or “B Corps” are companies verified by non-profit independent network B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

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Staff Reporter covers the latest news, trends and opinion from the facilities management (FM) and corporate real estate (CRE) sectors. The FM market is currently estimated to be worth USD 1 trillion annually and is projected to grow at a compounded annualised rate of approximately 5% between now and 2026.

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