Operations Director - Payne and Gunter

  • Bethan James

    I am effectively responsible for running the Payne and Gunter to ensure we deliver our budget. I write client proposals and tenders, carry out client presentations, tastings and sites visits, as well the operational elements of planning, operating and closing down the event’s we operate. I oversee our small but very effective team.

    My key responsibility is ensuring we deliver amazing food and a great experience each time. Building and maintaining client and venue relationships is important too. We are only as good as our last event, so we have to ensure each one meets and exceeds our clients expectations.

    What do you enjoy most about your job?

    I love the diversity of it, every day is different – from the venue, client and of course the guests. This brings new challenges as well as achievements each time. It’s certainly not a job for the faint hearted!

  • Before being acquired by Compass, Payne & Gunter was originally a small privately owned business. It has an incredible heritage and we have been able to maintain that feel and client experience, which sees us listed among many niche caterers. We still have a family run business ethos and it is what we are known for and something we are really proud of too.

  • Without a doubt - the people. We just couldn’t do the job without them. Being part of Compass offers us so many different opportunities. We work across a wide range of sectors, and there are lots of people we can pick up the phone to in times of need for additional support.

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