March 2014

Ampersand - which offers bespoke catering and impeccable service for some of the most famous venues in Britain - has appointed Tineke O’Brien as Sales & Marketing Manager at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, historic and iconic venues on the River Thames. This follows Ampersand’s recent appointment to handle visitor catering, conference and events services at the venue - and the business has attracted a high flyer from the London restaurant and bar scene to fill the role.

Tineke brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles including Group Sales and Marketing Manager at The Kornicis Group - whose portfolio includes Smollenskys, Henry J Bean’s, and Jamies; The Searcys Group; and Seasoned Events.

In her new role she will promote ORNC using a combination of techniques that include: client networking; creating business development plans; and running social media campaigns. An Ampersand team of over 20 people provides services at ORNC that include: visitor catering; business meetings; and functions - such as the 400 seat Trafalgar Night Dinner held annually in the room where Admiral Nelson’s body laid in state before burial.

Ampersand’s Paul Jackson said: “Tineke has great experience in the Events Industry and The City, with an understanding of the need for the accurate coordination of all social gatherings and events. She is also proof-positive that we make significant commitments to our clients.”

Tineke says: “As a part-time history and archaeology student this is my dream job. I am honoured to be treading in the footsteps of 300 years’ of tradition and in playing my part to help ORNC consolidate its position as one of the most iconic venues in the country. I plan to bring my experience of the London events world to this role. ”

For further press information contact:

Emma Burnaby-Atkins 0770 236 1275

James Laird 07767 221548

Notes: Ampersand is owned by CH&Co and offers catering services for iconic British establishments including Hampton Court Palace, ZSL London Zoo, The Guildhall, The Tower of London, The Law Society, Kensington Palace, and The Royal Institute of British Architects. CH&Co is a leading independent catering group with six specialist businesses: Charlton House (staff catering at B&I sites), Lusso (City and fine dining), Chester Boyd (livery halls and private venues), It’s the Agency (venues and events booking agency), Ampersand (public and event catering at iconic & private venues) and Via 360 (bespoke reception services). Current annual turnover stands at £97 million and the group employs almost 2,500 people nationwide.