Pabulum Conference and Awards Day

Meet 2018

In my last blog I talked about this very important annual event which takes place in Pabulum, which is all about celebration, and in particular the achievements of our people.

On Friday 22nd June at the Brooklands Hotel in Weybridge, we held our annual Meet 2018.   Each year we have a theme that encompasses the day, this year it was “Building on Success”.

The day starts with me presenting the underlying message around the theme, which was that our future is very much secured since the MBO, and as it is the existing Management Team it means all the good work that went on before the MBO, can continue in the same vein, as we keep our vision, values and the ethos of Pabulum.

We have very solid foundations on which we can look to build for the future.  Everyone can influence and have a say in our journey, and if we work hard as a team and maintain the respect we have for each other we will protect the integrity of the company.

Our long-term strategy is to continue what we are already doing, only looking for sustainable growth, putting a greater emphasis on working and growing with our existing clients and building these into longer term partnerships.

We must not forget we are a food company, and we will again be looking to lead the way in food innovation that reflects a positive society as we look to protect our values, by providing a truly memorable dining experience with fantastic, fresh, seasonal produce with huge focus on British ingredients.

Fundamentally, “Building on Success” will always be about our people.  We work in the hospitality business and we take our roles very seriously, but we also place great importance on creating a very happy, fulfilled and successful team, without this we have no platform for the future. Our people are our future.

Finally, I wish to add my own personnel congratulations to our winners this year, who are:

  • People’s Award – Steve Prescott, Nene Park Academy
  • Chef of the Year – Primary School – Hussein Nawol, Rockmount Primary School
  • Chef of the Year – Secondary School – Chris Roberts, St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School
  • Catering Team of the Year – Primary School – Monega Primary School
  • Catering Team of the Year – Secondary School – Calthorpe Park School
  • Fantastic Support – Anne-Marie Hutchings and Sharon Martin

As always, we stand tall and we stand proud.