Newly promoted CEO Caroline Fry has promoted two long-standing employees to Directors as the catering group restructures to support continued growth. Paul Honey has become Regional Managing Director and Rupert Pocock is now Director of Operations.
Honey has 23 years’ experience in business and industry catering and joined Charlton House as an Operations Manager in 2000. In his new position, he will support Fry and Pocock in strengthening the organisation’s structure for future growth.
Pocock has worked at Charlton House for eight years. In his new role, he will focus on maintaining high service standards across the business.
Caroline Fry commented: “These moves are designed to ensure that our clients continue to enjoy outstanding levels of customer service while we are expanding our own business.”
The larger group includes six specialist businesses: Charlton House (staff catering at B&I sites), Lusso (City and fine dining), Chester Boyd (livery halls and private venues), It’s the Agency (venues and events booking), Ampersand (public and event catering) and Via 360 (bespoke reception services). Current annual turnover stands at £75m and the group employs almost 2,000 people nationwide.