Andrew Etherington Associates - Company ProfileSince our establishment in 2004 we have successfully undertaken many projects, such as feasibility studies, strategy development and competitive tendering, operational and financial audits, procurement analysis and benchmarking, and project management.
Andrew Etherington – Principal
Andrew has some 40 years’ experience in the catering and hospitality industry. From a background of senior management roles in 4 and 5-star hotels, contract catering and multi-national companies, he entered consultancy over 20 years ago.
He has since used his extensive knowledge undertaking many projects for a wide range of blue chip clients across many sectors, including schools, academies, colleges & universities, local & national government, business & industry, leisure, and healthcare.
His specialisms include feasibility studies, strategy development and competitive tendering, operational and financial audits, procurement analysis and benchmarking and project management.
Andrew has a specific interest in ethical procurement, healthy eating and sustainability issues. He takes his green credentials very seriously, driving a hybrid car or using public transport whenever possible, using recycled papers and other materials in the office, and maximising the recycling and composting of all waste at home, where he gardens organically.
A seasoned and articulate professional, he is a regular contributor to both the UK and International Hospitality Industry catering press, has appeared on BBC World and News24 TV, lectured at Sheffield Hallam University and contributed to the work of many Hospitality Industry bodies and committees.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a founder member of the Hospitality Network here in the UK and past Chairman of the UK National Executive of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI)
All consultants who work with us are professionally qualified in their respective fields of expertise and carry Professional Indemnity insurance.
Professional And Accountable
We approach every project in a positive and friendly manner, bringing together bespoke teams of professionally qualified individuals, reflecting the specific needs of the assignment in question. All projects are carried out under the direct involvement of Andrew Etherington. You are therefore guaranteed a highly personal service at all times.
As well as the expected experience in catering management, finances, operations and kitchen design, we also have experts in many other fields including interior design, marketing & branding, dietetics & nutrition, training & development, food safety, health & hygiene, cleaning and domestic services.
Honesty And Integrity
We employ honest and ethical business methods at all times, charging the client a pre-agreed fee structure. We neither seek nor accept payments or commissions from any other party providing any goods or service that may be recommended.
Unlike many of our competitors, we offer truly independent advice, free from any influences or ulterior motives that might directly or indirectly benefit our own business or associated companies.
Keeping It Simple
All advice is offered in a straightforward and uncomplicated manner, avoiding unnecessary jargon and using plain English whenever and wherever possible.
Value For Money
Your continued business success is important to us. We are constantly striving to add benefits to all our services, reviewing costs and seeking best value for you, wherever and whenever possible.
We are proud to fully endorse and support the Hospitality Network, which is a new no membership, no fees, no obvious rules, and a “pay as you dine” thought leadership and ideas exchange organisation.
Born from a group of caterers and consultants who meet informally to discuss industry issues over lunch and a glass of wine, it has now grown into an organised series of events that sees a more and more diverse range of people all joining together for the good of the industry.