All of our people at Graysons make this business a great place to be, here is a brief background to the management team.
Tim leads the team at Graysons on a mission to ensure we have the brightest and most engaged people who really care about what we do and how we do it. Having held senior positions in high street restaurant and retail businesses, Tim made the move into business and industry catering and venue management, bringing with him his passion for people, great customer service, and great food. He works closely with all of our clients at a senior level and has a flair for restaurant design.
One of our senior team, Simona leads the drive to increase our portfolio of quality catering operations as well as working with our marketing team developing new ideas and strong marketing strategies for our existing clients. She is a real foodie and has a knack for creating exactly the right offer and the right blueprint for our new sites.
A leading figure in the hospitality industry over many years; Francis founded Graysons and gives his full support to the management team ensuring the founding principles of fresh food made with great ingredients and talented chefs are ever present. He also ensures we remember to have some fun along the way.
With a background in senior and operations management from high street restaurants and cafés, contract catering, and large scale leisure facilities he adds value to everything we do. Tim leads our project mobilisation team ensuring fantastic client relationships from the beginning and a seamless transition of knowledge between our mobilisation and operational resources.
With a wealth of senior management experience in venues, commercial businesses, and top hotels, Laurent leads our entire operations team ensuring we deliver the quality and innovation that our clients are looking for.
As Finance Director Barnaby is actively involved in all areas of the business and specifically guiding the company finances. A strategic thinker, Barnaby plays a key role in our business planning and direction.
Having ran his own business for many years Brian is adept at supporting the team with supply chain due diligence and ensuring we get the best ingredients and the best service.
The best job in Graysons, Barry leads on all things food! He sets the standard for food quality, menu development and innovation. Barry works with all of our chef teams running workshops and development training sessions. He also seeks out new ideas and concepts to keep us relevant and ahead of the high street. He works with Brian to ensure our supply chain is sustainable and he always supports our new site openings to make sure we get it exactly right. Busy man!
Jason works closely with Tim Piper during the mobilisation period, adding that extra personal touch onsite and delivering a constant role of 1-2-1s with staff and welcoming g them to the Graysons family.
He also delivers masses of industry leading training and development to our catering teams, making sure everyone is performing to their absolute best and has an exciting career ahead of them.
With 19 years’ experience of London’s top end catering market, Benoit leads our high profile contracts in London, ensuring our teams deliver best service, fabulous innovative food and commercial success. He takes the time to understand and really get under the skin of our operations in order to develop and enhance the client and customer experience.
The highest standards, methodical, and analytical, Wayne leads his team to deliver amazing food and amazing service across his area. Unflappable and always cheerful, he gets the best from his team and builds powerful client relationships.
Nadia heads up a large multi-site contract across London. She has a background in operations and marketing across several areas of contract catering from workplace dining to events. Nadia builds strong and effective relationships at all levels and as a motivational leader, she always brings the best out of her teams.
Steve heads up a large multi-site contract across the UK. He has a background in large scale contract catering as well as high volume casual dining.. Steve builds strong and effective relationships at all levels and is adept at managing change and development across a broad range of sites.
Sasha oversees the operations for our portfolio of events venues. He is a true people-person with a decidedly hands-on management style. With sixteen years’ experience, he brings great industry knowledge to the role.
Martina has a successful track record in delivering improved financial and operational performance through identifying commercial opportunities as well as supporting and mentoring site-based Teams in delivering increased profitability
With a wealth of experience in creating events, Rebecca manages our central sales and marketing team and supports our venue sales teams, ensuring we deliver innovative and creative events, exceeding our client’s expectations. She is passionate about all things food and delivers exciting marketing promotions for our venues using seasonal and on trend concepts.
Shereen delivers clear, individualised marketing strategies for each of our clients. She is a food marketing professional with a keen eye for detail and a passion for driving sales and customer engagement.
Emma builds strong client relationships and works to welcome exciting new partners to our Central London portfolio. She brings several years’ experience of operations across multiple facets of contract catering and high street restaurants. Her energy, enthusiasm and great knowledge of the London food and drinks scene always play a pivotal role. She is motivated to deliver the best; offering prospective clients highly innovative proposals.
Lauren develops client relationships and helps find new and exciting partners to work with Graysons. With over 7 years of hospitality management experience, Lauren works tirelessly to develop truly bespoke proposals to prospective clients. Her passion for wellbeing and excellent quality food and drink is aligned closely with the wider company ethos.