Linney in at Palmer & Howells

She joins from CH&CO where she was director of operations.

The specialist independent school and workplace caterer Palmer & Howells has appointed Sharon Linney as its new national director of operations. Her aims is to grow the business, while also upholding its commitment to creating seasonal menus featuring fresh and tasty ingredients responsibly sourced from local and regional suppliers.

Linney joins from CH&CO, where she was director of operations, UK, successfully leading its independent schools business. She was voted as being among the Top 50 Women in UK Foodservice in 2022 by The Association of Catering Excellence.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to join the senior leadership of Palmer & Howells,” Linney said. “I am looking forward to driving excellence through our talented team to deliver an exceptional service for clients, workplace employees, pupils and parents.”

Jeremy Alderton, managing director of Palmer & Howells, added: “We are excited to welcome Sharon to the team. She has successfully worked at operations director level for over 15 years, combining her energy, experience and deep passion for client relationships, team development, charity partnerships, coaching and mentoring, together with an enthusiasm for food innovation and service excellence, resulting in strong contract retention.”

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