Our 40 staff are some of the brightest, most experienced people in the industry who aren't afraid to challenge traditions to find the best way forward for our clients.
Trusted advice, insight and integrity are at the heart of our culture and each project balances the personal attention of a Project Director and a dedicated, specialist team.
Please feel free to take a look at some of our key personnel and find out more by clicking on their individual pictures.
Our core values, first documented over 30 years ago, still form an integral part of our learning and development programme for all employees.
Listen then exceed expectations
Start afresh each time & seek creative solutions
No preconceived ideas
Only a team approach ensures full knowledge transfer
As individuals as well as collectively
Total neutrality, independence & integrity
Mike joined Tricon in 1992 and became Managing Director in 2006. In over 27 years experience in foodservice design, Mike has undertaken projects throughout Europe and the Middle East. He now provides strategic overview and creative input to design projects ranging from corporate environments, sports & stadia to international hotels.
Outside his consulting activities, Mike has spoken at industry conferences in the fields of foodservice design and sustainability. Prior to joining Tricon, Mike worked for two of the world's largest catering contractors.
Out of work Mike is a keen cyclist and has dreams of the yellow jersey at the Tour de France (some hope!).
A founding partner of Tricon, Andrew is regarded as one of the most experienced foodservice design consultants in the industry. With over 30 years experience, he has continued to evolve and develop Tricon's creative design capacity leading the way for Total Quality in foodservice projects.
Andrew has led major projects in North America, Middle East and Europe. He has also driven the growth of Tricon's business in the Republic of Ireland where he has been responsible for establishing key pan-European client relationships.
Andrew's passion for travel means the best place to find him is at the airport!
With over 20 years accountancy experience from both industry and practice, Sarah is responsible for the company's finance and operational functions. Her passion for the human side of the business has expanded her responsibilities to overseeing and directing Tricon's human resource division where she has been instrumental in planning the company's learning & development programme.
Sarah monitors the performance of the business ensuring a parallel delivery of services for both the London and Dubai offices. Asked to give a key thought on life - "keep calm and drink champagne".
International Project Director
With over 20 years experience at Tricon, John leads significant projects in the UK and Middle East on innovative strategies, operational models and concepts. Regarded as one of the country's leading experts in catering contracts, John was instrumental in introducing the Guaranteed Performance Contract in the UK. He also delivers courses on catering contracts for the British Institute of Facilities Managers.
We always look forward to his daily blogs back from his extensive travels in the Middle East, titled with the soubriquet, from Downman of the Desert.
Head of Design
Gary joined Tricon in early 2008 with overall responsibility for the creative development and management of the design team. Drawing on 11 years project management experience, Gary has overseen a variety of large scale international catering developments. Gary's expertise ensures value is delivered throughout Tricon's design projects.
Prior to joining Tricon, Gary headed up the project management division for a large multi disciplinary consultancy.
Business Development Manager
Paul joined the company in 2007 to identify and develop new opportunities to support Tricon's long term growth plan across the EMEA region. Using over 30 years operational and sales experience, Paul has been instrumental in building strong business relationships between Tricon and it's end users.
Paul continues to be responsible for overseeing the sales strategy for both the UK and Dubai offices and developing the long term growth. It is just a rumour that you don't call on Friday late afternoon as it interupts the golf!
Shikin Amain Turner
Shikin Amain Turner
Having joined Tricon from Kuala Lumpur, Shikin uses her knowledge of the Far East to inject new and cutting edge ideas to projects. In her 14 years in the foodservice industry, Shikin has worked with leading international hotel groups and consultancies throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Far East. Her strength is her unique understanding of what it takes to deliver world class hospitality operations.
Outside of work Shikin's key point of interest is the maintenance and growth of her designer shoe collection.
Bob graduated with a Bsc in catering systems in 1978 and during his 40 years in foodservice design has worked on a wide spectrum of projects internationally ranging from hospitals to leisure venues, hotels and restaurants. In 2009 Bob was acknowledged by his peers and was made a visiting fellow at Sheffield Hallam University. Throughout his career he has focused on pushing the boundaries of creativity and design in hospitality and has, as a result developed close working relationships with many of the world's leading hotel brands.
Alister has been with Tricon for over 13 years within management services. Over recent years, his focus has been within the Education sector, championing work within universities, colleges and schools. He also works on projects in the Business and Industry sector conducting operational reviews and option appraisals. He is a member of the Institute of Hospitality and qualified manager in Health, Safety and Hygiene and has recently joined the Tricon team assisting on delivering BIFM courses.
In his spare time, when work and the wife allow, he can be found on the golf course trying to reduce his handicap.
Head of Management Services
Stephen joined Tricon in 2004 and now has responsiblity for heading up the Management Services team, leading projects across a diverse array of sectors. Stephen combines an insightful understanding of key market dynamics with excellent analytical skills and an ability to translate complex client requirements into practical solutions.
With a background in hotel management, he holds an economics degree from the University of Nottingham and now enjoys finally being able to put his years of academic training to good use.
Away from work, Stephen coaches mini rugby and finds Tricon's projects infinitely easier to organise than 20 hyperactive nine and ten year olds.
Jason joined Tricon in 2005 as a Senior Design Consultant and was appointed recently Project Director. Having worked on projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East across a diverse array of sectors from public, corporate, medical, leisure and hotels. Having also developed and delivered many prestigious projects in the capacity of Project Director which include Shell Centre, Rothschild, Linklaters, British Medical Association and JP Morgan.
Jason's strength is in fostering strong relationships with clients and their design teams and his commitment ensures his team generates creative ideas with practical solutions adding real value to the delivery of projects.
Apart from family, Jason's other love is Arsenal FC. A season ticket holder for many years, he is used to the highs and lows!
Paul is one of our most experienced Project Directors having worked at Tricon since 1989. His expertise is in advising on domestic and international operational strategies, concepts and models in a wide variety of sectors. He brings significant knowledge and a practical approach to each project.
Prior to joining Tricon, Paul worked in managerial roles in the hotel, restaurant and licensed retail sectors. A graduate from the University of Bristol, Paul also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Hotel & Catering.
A misguided youth means you can often find him in the stands at Birmingham FC at weekends.