Our management team are all experts in their fields. Alongside impressive catering industry experience, they share a genuine passion for raising standards within educational nutrition...

Terry Tredget
Managing Director

"I have a wealth of experience at both Board and MD level within corporate and local government sectors, delivering catering and Facilities Management services. Positions as Contract Director for one of the largest education contracts in the UK and Regional Director for one of the UK’s largest service providers have given me the experience and vision to lead Educaterers to continued success."

My favourite school dinner:

"Tottenham cake with custard, especially the skin on the custard… yummy! (sponge cake with pink icing originally coloured with the juice of mulberries from a tree in the grounds of a Quaker meeting house in Tottenham, north London)."

John Findlay
Company Director

"In my role, I get the opportunity to look at the whole business and understand exactly what our customers and clients want and then use this knowledge to develop and formulate key business strategies.

I have worked with Educaterers for the last six years and led the service through the implementation of universal infant free school meals to being incorporated as a business in 2017. Prior to this, I managed the facilities services in two NHS Trusts for 15 years – providing catering to patients and staff."

My favourite school dinner:

"Chicken pie (and, to be honest, it’s still one of my favourites)."

Chris Kaye
Finance Director

"With over 20 years’ financial management experience in the private, public and Higher Education sectors, my role is to ensure that our finance systems remain on a solid commercial footing as we move forward. This will enable the business to develop and grow to the benefit of both our employees and our customers."

My favourite school dinner:

"Battered fish and chips."

Hazel Prescott
Head of Commercial Services

"Alongside my responsibilities for effective financial controls to ensure a robust and competitive business model operates across the business, I also lead on the management of our supplier contracts. In addition, I manage the Business Support team who are responsible for all admin tasks and HR within Educaterers."

My favourite school dinner:

"Beef cobbler followed by Eve’s pudding and custard."

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Pat Hughes
Head of Operations

"I’m responsible for the efficient and effective management of the operations team, ensuring our service is delivered to the high standards expected by our customers. I also lead a team offering an advisory service to schools covering kitchen planning and equipment procurement. With 25 years’ experience in the school meal industry (and previously running my own successful business), I’m a highly skilled leader that always focuses on the best outcomes for our clients and colleagues."

My favourite school dinner:

"A traditional roast dinner followed by chocolate crunch and pink custard."

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Lindsay Higgins
Head of Development

"Responsible for the effective marketing and development of the service to engage pupils and support clients, increase revenue and promote meal uptake, I lead the team that develops our menus, maintains a highly skilled and fully trained workforce, and ensures our services meet all statutory obligations. With over 30 years’ experience in the university and local authority education sectors, I’m passionate about delivering excellent customer service that puts customers at the forefront of everything we do."

My favourite school dinner:

"Homemade cheese and egg flan."

Sandy Morris
Head of Quality, Transformation & Assurance

"I’m responsible for the quality management system team who monitor and evaluate internal procedures and controls to ensure our services meet client requirements and relevant statutory regulations (our service received ISO 9001 certification in July 2016). My role also involves an ongoing transformation element, looking at continual improvement of the service and effective project management."

My favourite school dinner:

"Shepherd’s Pie with a crispy potato topping."

Paul Green
Business Development Manager

"I lead an experienced team growing our business across the region. With past roles as Business Development and Major Bids Director for a global Facilities Management company and, before that, Business Development Manager for the world’s largest contract caterers, I have the knowledge and expertise to help deliver our ambitious plans for growth in the school meals sector."


My favourite school dinner:

"Tapioca with a big dollop of strawberry jam in the middle."

Janet Blythe
Development Manager, Training and Compliance

"After starting my career as a school cook, I’ve worked in all areas of our business during a career spanning over 40 years, including a stint managing the Warwickshire Police contract. I’m passionate about developing our staff to their full potential through effective training to meet all legislative, statutory and company requirements. I develop, maintain and advise on all work procedures and policies to ensure a safe working environment for our workforce and a safe service delivery to our customers."

My favourite school dinner:

"Lemon curd tart and custard."

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Kurt Canavan
Development Manager, Food and Innovation

"With responsibility for menu development and innovation, brand awareness and the promotion of balanced, healthy and nutritious eating, my favourite part of my role is the fun of educating our young customers about all aspects of food – from provenance to plate. I’ve developed my extensive knowledge over 20 years, working with high street brands such as Marriott Hotels, Café Rouge and Loch Fyne."

My favourite school dinner:

"Anything with two scoops of mashed potato and lashings of gravy!"

Trish Kinsella
Human Resources Business Partner

"In my role, I work closely with the senior management team to develop and deliver a people programme which contributes to the overall aims of the business. I’ve previously worked in both the public and private sectors across Defence, Health, Construction and Facilities Management (FM). My catering sector experience was gained working for the FM provider at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where our scope of services included patient and retail catering."

My favourite school dinner:

"Apple crumble and custard!"

Janet Pontefract
Nutrition and Health Advisor

"I am enthusiastic and passionate about freshly prepared food and can easily infect others with the same passion. I’m a friendly character that enjoys great relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels."

"With many years’ experience in the education sector and working with flagship food service companies, my remit is to conduct skilled and effective food presentations throughout the business, support the food innovation team within Educaterers, to develop healthy, nutritious recipes and menus, that meet all legislative requirement, the Food For Life Silver Catering Mark as a minimum and most importantly, our clients expectations."

My favourite school dinner:

"A tasty quorn and vegetable stir fry from one of our ‘Wok Around the Clock’ themed events."