Bristol-based facilities management firm Almeda has brought in Gordon Cox to head up its new catering division.
Gordon is experienced in the hospitality sector and was previously employed at Endsleigh Garden Centre, which is where he first encountered the Almeda team.
He says he was so impressed with the work former Almeda Managing Director Gary George and his son – current MD Brady, were carrying out – he always remained interested in the company and wanted to become part of the operation.
But at the time no jobs relevant to his skill-set were available.
Now, with the launch of Almeda’s new catering division, which is set to become a major division of the business, Gordon has been brought in to oversee its implementation.
The new catering division is aimed at larger businesses with in-house restaurants and Almeda will work with clients to restructure their current facilities; and create healthy and delicious meal plans to improve employee productivity and boost morale.
Almeda will be running a June open day to showcase their capabilities; and is inviting food bloggers to sample first-hand the types of products they can offer.
Gordon is currently planning menus and researching the supply chain to source local, organic foods for Almeda’s first catering customer, British-based international building materials company Hanson UK.
Gordon comments: “I’m excited to have joined Almeda to help launch this new division. It’s a brave and bold business decision and as a concept has huge potential. I have always admired the way that Almeda go about their business and I am proud to be part of this.”
Brady George comments: “I’m delighted to once again be working with Gordon. It is an exciting time for Almeda as we launch what will be an invaluable service to offer our clients, and Gordon will play a crucial role in putting the foundations in place to make this a success.”