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Trisha Proud
Trisha Proud
Managing Partner

Profile: Trisha Proud

After qualifying with a Business Degree from the University of Surrey Trisha has enjoyed a distinguished career, focusing her management and training skills within the Facilities and Contract Management, Catering, Purchasing and Training arenas.

Trisha’s business credentials provide a broad range of competencies gained via operating at senior and board level within large corporate organisations including The AA, Sutcliffe, Compass/Eurest and Aramark as well as proprietor owned companies such as Hamard Catering, Hall Ellison and Pelican Buying.

During her time at the Automobile Association Trisha was instrumental in the out-sourcing and downsizing programmes of various services including catering, vending, cleaning, security, grounds and equipment maintenance, warehousing and internal print, prior to the sale of the AA to Centrica achieving significant savings.

As the Training and Food Services Director for Aramark Trisha was responsible for launching several new programmes for both disciplines. These included bespoke and unique training packages for Health and Safety, craft skills, project and contract management workshops and board level strategic selling initiatives, as well as food related innovations such as Healthy Eating campaigns and branded food and coffee offers, a key factor in Aramark's drive to increase sales.

Trisha’s work has been recognized within the industries in which she has worked by aspiring to two ‘Catey Award’ nominations, for “Best Marketing Campaign” and “Trainer of the Year”. Whilst at Aramark Trisha also earned the accolade of being the only non-American to win the company’s prestigious “Mission One Award” for her skills relating to the contract management and business retention of Aramark's BP account. Her work on this project culminated in her being part of the winning team for PFM Partnership award in 2001.

Trisha spent 12 years working for the Automobile Association managing their extensive property portfolio. Her role as Facilities Director required her to appoint and oversee the contract management of all of the Association’s service and contractual FM requirements. This involved a plethora of management skills not limited to, but including, the writing of detailed budgets, together with strategic and tactical business plans. Along with this there was also the compilation and development of contracts and contract partnerships, the writing and measurement of a of range of tenders and shopping baskets, service level agreements and key performance indicators.

Trisha excels at Project Management having managed numerous projects during her career including people related front-line service initiatives, new systems and product launches, process mapping and the re-engineering of businesses, as well as broader scope projects involving both brown and green field sites.

Trisha also spent a number of years working with one of the UK’s key Purchasing Consortiums where she gained further experience in a procurement environment and a comprehensive understanding of public sector purchasing.

Throughout her career Trisha has also been involved in a number of business sales, mergers and acquisitions where her Change Management and TUPE skills have been invaluable. An active participant Trisha has also made significant contributions to various business committees, working parties, European business forums, as well as chairing User Groups and writing for trade journals.

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