Who We Are

The Turpin Smale Team

3 Important things to know about the Turpin Smale Team

  1. Our 4 Directors all have unrivalled senior hospitality management industry experience, as catering & conference consultants.
  2. Our directors carry out the work; they are the single point of contact for clients and see the project through from initial discussions to commencement of the new services, sometimes in collaboration with our highly valued associates (all specialists in their fields). 
  3. We believe there is no substitute for practical commercial experience to deliver creative and practical catering solutions.

Charles Manners


A catering and conference consultant since 2000, Charles has worked with a range of organisations including racecourses, historic buildings, developers, conference centres and universities in developing catering and conference plans in the UK and Middle East.

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E: charles.manners@turpinsmale.co.uk
T: 07836 550356

Ian Doughty


Ian is a catering and food service professional with over 30 years in the industry in senior operational and business development roles. He has extensive specialist knowledge of food services for clients in workplace cateriing, sports arenas, stadiums and conference venues.

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E: ian.doughty@turpinsmale.co.uk
T: 07730 301250

Chris Brown


An experienced catering consultant since 2001 with specialist knowledge of cafe operations, Chris is experienced in managing bar and restaurant operations, new openings, quality performance measurement and improving profit, in small and large companies.

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E: chris.brown@turpinsmale.co.uk
T: 07876 233405

Tracey Fairclough


Tracey has catering and hospitality, as well as 16 years' marketing experience. She focuses on creating a difference in worplace catering and produces a UK Caterer Benchmark Report, UK Food Trends Report, Cafe Benchmarks and regularly contributes to industry publications.

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E: tracey.fairclough@turpinsmale.co.uk
T: 07968 796964

Additional Specialist Consultants

Peter Smale

Associate Director

One of the founding partners, although retired, Peter today advises the team

Elisabeth Barton - Grew


Specialist associate in conference, events, sales & marketing

Roz Burgess


Specialist commercial kitchen designer

Catherine Anderson


Specialist cleaning and facilities management consultant


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