Operations Manager, BaxterStorey
Shortlisted Candidate 2014
I am delighted to be selected as one of the top ten talented individuals within the city and honoured to have been put forward by my inspirational sponsors and team. This achievement highlights the talent within the facilities management, in particular foodservice, industry and supports my ethos on investing in people to secure the future of this wonderful business.
At 29 Catharine is one of the youngest operations managers within the food service industry. Catharine has demonstrated drive and determination towards her own development and that of her team which has led to consecutive promotions and promotions of her team year on year. Catharine has an infectious, enthusiastic style of thought leadership and acts as an inspiration to younger managers, both male and female.
Catharine’s commitment beyond her day job extends to being a mentor and coach of graduate managers, leading the regional talent development programme, a board member of industry bodies such as BIFM and charities like Springboard where Catharine is intent on raising the profile of BaxterStorey, not only as an industry leading caterer but one that has a social conscience and is committed to providing young people with opportunities to develop and better themselves.
Simon Esner, Director, BaxterStorey
Rebecca Stevenson, Head of Inclusion, RBS
Catharine demonstrates a thirst for growth, innovating and coming up with new ideas, she is quick to identify and positively engage relevant senior leaders to help her develop and deliver these ideas. She is extremely flexible including relocations from Newcastle to London to Edinburgh and back to London in less than 3 years. She is proactive in reaching beyond her direct industry and sphere of experience to draw on new ideas and build her knowledge. She is also a great advocate of sharing her own knowledge, mentoring graduates as well as her own team, networking, engaging leaders.