Still life with canapés - new business development on the road - Broadley Speaking


Still life with canapés – new business development on the road



Broadley Speaking’s new business development programmes take us on the road again.

With Medirest guru, Brooke Pinkney talking healthcare at the NHS Confederation conference in Manchester until the end of week (buzzing but complaining of sore feet!). Thursday, finds Cristel Worth, one of Broadley Speaking’s higher education experts at the College and Universities Business Officers (CUBO) conference at Sussex University in sunny Brighton.

Here’s Cristel with Chartwells Business Development Director, Chris Franc on the stand. What a spread!

CUBO is the professional association for senior managers in higher education whose responsibilities include the strategic development, management and administration of an institution’s commercial business. Whether run in-house or outsourced at its core this includes the: residential portfolio, catering and retail operations and conference facilities.

Daily the Chartwells team at Broadley Speaking focus on reaching out to these senior individuals and talking in detail with them about the complexities of their strategies around this varied estate portfolio. After gaining a sound understanding of their needs we can then begin to the Chartwells  proposition to them. This is complex new business development work and not for the under prepared or feint hearted!

Again it’s great to get out from behind the desk and meet the faces behind the name.

It’s also an invigorating conference programme covering at CUBO ; health and fitness, food sustainability, living better – food for tomorrow and contemplating what CUBOs can expect from the future.

The CUBO forum also give the Executive Chefs at Chartwells a great chance to showcase their innovation and skills.

new business development has its perks

Now look at these beauties ! Here’s Chartwells food futurologist Tiny Murphy with newly created ‘canapé pies’. To be exact, beef and ale, goats cheese and spinach, and chicken and mushroom!

Yesterday I was kind of envious of Brooke with the UK’s top barista creating coffee magic in Manchester – forget that, I’m on the train to Brighton!!

All this new business development work has its perks!

Tell you what, my recollection of food at University was not that. Students expectations nowadays are far higher now and in a highly competitive higher education market a first class food offering in colleges and universities is now an imperative.

Some of the innovatory work we have seen Chartwells producing to help CUBOs meet this challenge is nothing short of amazing. If you’ve ever though about going back into full time education, now is the time.

Tomorrow sees James off to Chef Expo with our Restaurant Associates colleagues at Excel. Will RA win the prize for the best offering?