New brand manager for BM

The London-based B&I caterer BM has appointed Adrian Steenkamp as its new coffee brand manager to support the business’s enhanced focus on the beverage. As well as supporting the caterer’s growth in this space, he will help drive standards through a new approach to barista training and has already overseen the group’s new roast for its Fairtrade coffee brand Perkee.

He replaces Miguel Camara, who has returned to Madeira, and will assume responsibility for BM’s entire beverage offering, including tea. He has also been tasked with energising clients’ offering with a flexible approach, from coffee bars to carts. 

Antony Prentice, BM joint managing director, said: “Adrian stood out with his solid grasp of our aim to continually make our coffee more ethical and sustainable, and his understanding of how to meet clients’ coffee requirements in the workplace. He is energetic and a great communicator, and he really understands the importance and value of relationships in coffee.”