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Ampersand Events’ group general manager wins Event Catering Award

Richard Meyer is the toast of Ampersand Events. The Group General Manager won the coveted Event Catering Award at the FSM Awards 2016. 

Richard Meyer is the toast of Ampersand Events. The Group General Manager won the coveted Event Catering Award at the FSM Awards 2016.

An inspirational and astute manager, Richard has led the business to outstanding success, including growth of 60% in 12 months, expanding the venue portfolio by almost 50%, and securing 80% repeat business.

Under Richard’s direction, Ampersand Events focuses on being entirely client-focused and providing a seamless, bespoke service for any location and style of event. His commitment to training and development has enabled him to create a core team of 16 highly-trained, dependable employees who take pride in delivering the complete customer experience. Richard has also driven culinary innovation, forging a partnership with Michelin-starred ‘wonderchef’ Ollie Dabbous, for example, to create stand-out menu possibilities.

Paul Jackson, Managing Director for Ampersand, comments: “Richard is a fantastic group general manager and a most worthy winner of this award. His leadership and operational approach is exemplary. He encourages creativity and innovation at every touchpoint to bring out the very best in his team, and the exceptional results of the past year are testament to this. He is also an inspiring manager who engages with his own team and those at the different venues to deliver stand-out events, whatever the venue or size.”

CH&Co Group, Ampersand Events’ parent company, enjoyed great success at the prestigious awards that spotlight the top achieving teams and individuals who have made a huge contribution to contract catering, winning a further five awards, including the Contract Catering Award (Lusso), the Senior Executive of the Year Award (Lusso), the Marketing Award (The Brookwood Partnership), the Healthcare Award (Host), and the Area Manager Award (ABsolutely Catering). The FSM Awards 2016 winners were announced at a gala awards dinner on Monday 21 November at the Lancaster Hotel, London.

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