The Perkee coffee team.
Caterer Makes Internal Appointments
Bartlett Mitchel has made several appointments within its coffee team.
Laura Floyd has been promoted from head barista for one of the company's group contracts to the position of f senior support barista. Laura was the inaugural Bartlett Mitchell Barista Champion (BMBC) in 2017. The new role involves maintaining the caterer’s coffee brand and service standards by auditing and supporting sites in the Home Counties, South, and West regions. She will also assist in training new starters.
Christopher Hughes and Petra Camara have also been promoted to further cement Bartlett Mitchell’s commitment to recognising and developing talent from within the business. Previously a cafe supervisor in a school in Kent, Hughes was promoted to support barista after his development potential was identified during BMBC 2018.
The new position sees him covering and supporting baristas across the company’s London contracts while at the same being developed to assume a more senior position and take over auditing and support of the caterer’s contract sites in the north.
Camara, who placed second to Floyd in BMBC 2017, has been appointed development barista. Previously head barista at a contract in Paddington, Camara’s new role sees her support deputy brand manager Theo Pearson and offer brand support for Perkee, the company’s ethical and sustainable coffee brand. She will also audit and support the company’s central London-based contracts, support new business after mobilisation, and deliver training.
Floyd, Hughes and Camara will report to coffee brand manager Miguel Camara, who said:
"The internal development and promotions of these talented and committed individuals is testament to the value Bartlett Mitchell places its barista operations and the growth of the Perkee coffee brand.
"This enables to continue our good work, maintain consistency across the BM estate and at the same time offer growth and opportunities to our teams."