Wendy Bartlett is Chief Executive of independent caterer Bartlett Mitchell, which she launched in 2000 with Chairman Ian Mitchell. It provides catering services throughout South-east England, operating staff restaurants, executive dining and hospitality services, plus café and delicatessen, conference, school and college catering services, as well as vending.
Bartlett Mitchell has 70-plus contracts with a team in excess of 460 and an annual turnover of £18.5m. Clients include information services firm McGraw-Hill and the Royal Thames Yacht Club.
Recent company accolades include a Top 500 European Growth Award at the Europe's 500 Annual Conference and Awards in Brussels in February 2011.The company also gained recognition in the Telegraph's “1,000 Britain's Brightest Businesses" list, celebrating the 1,000 mid-sized companies that have weathered recession and are set to be the foundation of the UK's recovery.
In October 2012, the company was one of the first operators to sign up to the Sustainable Restaurant Association's (SRA) new model membership scheme. It is also a supporter of the Wrap recycling project and at the forefront of the government’s Responsibility Deal initiative to reduce salt in menus.