Stephen joined PSL in 2014 as Director of Operations. Having graduated from Glasgow University with an BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics, Stephen supplemented this qualification with a post-graduate degree in Hospitality Management. Subsequently, Stephen has built up 20 years of experience working for a number of UK Hotel companies, which has included General Management and Regional roles for several UK Hotel companies across a number of sectors including Airport, Leisure, Spa & Golf, Town and City Centre properties, all of which have helped to develop a thorough and detailed understanding of catering operations. During his time with PSL, Stephen has been responsible for ensuring the delivery of client savings and has developed a track record of success in managing change and driving productivity. Focused on sustainable business growth, Stephen continues to lead the development and expansion of PSL services across procurement, operational support and systems solutions.
Sarah joined PSL in 2016 to head up the Systems Department. She quickly demonstrated her strengths in people and project management and now in her current role of Finance Director she leads the Finance and systems teams. She is responsible for all financial matters within and most enjoys reporting and improving client savings. Sarah is a Chartered Management Accountant and throughout her career has worked in the hospitality industry, most notably Red Carnation Hotels where she was Vice President of Finance and Administration for 11 years.
Richard joined PSL in 2003 as Operations manager following 12 years of holding senior culinary positions across a wide range of corporate hotels groups and sporting venues. During his time with PSL, Richard has held senior management positions within the operations department and responsible for the growth, satisfaction and savings targets for PSL largest clients. Richard’s strength is in project management which leads him to his new role as Director of Commercial Development. This role will include working with both existing and new clients on delivering new procurement saving opportunities and becoming a complete purchasing partner. Indirect commodities such as Linen, Stationary, Utilities, Waste management, labour combined with Beverage solutions such as alcohol, soft drinks and coffee concept solutions.
Since 2001, Janice has provided her expertise in HR here at PSL. Due to her efforts, PSL were recognised by the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For. Having completed a Masters Degree whilst with us, Janice previously worked across many HR and Director roles for prestigious hotels such as The Sheraton, Hilton, Carlton Tower Hotel, The Hyatt Regency, Inter-Continental and Six Continents Hotels in Mayfair.
Andrew Joined PSL in May 2016 after a varied career in sales & marketing spanning 25 years. This time started at EMI, the UK’s most famous record company, in various roles culminating in a regional sales and promotions manager position. When consumer buying habits changed (more downloads, less CD’s), Andrew looked to other opportunities and being keen to stay in an exciting, vibrant and fun industry, decided hospitality would be a great choice of career. Sales roles subsequently have included senior positions in Entertainment, Leisure & Hospitality – including launching new venues, exploring and delivering new business opportunities for existing venues and a very enjoyable and successful time with IHG. Andrew’s role at PSL is to develop new business partnerships with customers in the Midlands, Wales and the North of England.
Karen has developed the accounts team to its current level of efficiency and supervises the day to day work of all its team members. She developed her career in the hospitality industry working for a number of well known London establishments – The New Connaught Rooms, The Rembrandt Hotel Knightsbridge, Le Meridien Piccadilly as Food and Beverage Cost Control and then Purchasing Manager at The Metropole. Karen joined us in 1996 as a food price analyst and became Financial Controller after 2 years. With a Masters degree in Finance and Information Management, she brings a wealth of acumen to the company.
Stephen’s role is to maximise client saving through operational efficiencies. To help and support operations to ensure the team are trained and equipped to delivery PSL promise to our clients so they can achieve their food cost reduction without impacting quality.
Since 2002, he has helped to nurture our National Operations Team. Before joining us, he worked as a chef for 24 years at several reputable hotels in the UK and Australia, including Le Caprice, Café du Jardin, Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove and the Victoria Art Center. Impressively, he was Raymond Blanc’s Executive chef for 4 ½ years, opening three Le Petit Blanc Restaurants. He was also official chef for the 2002 European Ryder Cup Team!