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Service with a smile

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1st Oct 2011 - 00:00
Tim Hammond took over as chief executive of Elior UK in January, appointed to succeed Mike Audis. He joined from Barchester Healthcare, which taken together with his trusteeship of the charity Age UK gives him a real insider’s understanding of Elior’s care homes business. Q. What job did you want to do when you were still at school?

To the kitchen born

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1st Sep 2011 - 00:00
Q: What sort of job did you hope to do when you were at school? A: I always thought I’d go into catering.   My grandparents had been chefs, as were my parents. In fact, they ran a tea shop in the West Midlands when I was growing up. Q. So what did you do when you left? A: At 16, I went to Cassio College in Watford and did my City & Guilds 706, 707, 717 – the traditional, two-year, craft-based catering course. Q: What was your first job?

Why we need a long-term view

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1st Aug 2011 - 00:00
Q: What did you want to do when you left school? A: I have always been fascinated by wildlife and, growing up in a rural environment, I thought I would become a vet. Q: What, in fact, did you do?