Laurence has developed his career within the Hospitality, Retail and Leisure sectors with a wide range of operational roles. Laurence joined the Partnership over 17 years ago supporting the operational aspects of the strategic business. He has been involved in delivering a wide range of client solutions from tactical procurement programmes, concept development, cultural change initiatives, leadership development, commercial modelling and overarching tactical planning.
Laurence has undertaken a number of interim management roles over the years, firstly as Head of Catering for London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) incorporating the integration of the Games Services team and the establishment of the operational requirements for all food/stadia operations. In addition Laurence took the lead for LOCOG to procure the Catering, Cleaning and Waste contracts across all venues for the Games. Following his success within LOCOG, Laurence supported the technical planning aspects for the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014.
Laurence recently supported the establishment of a worldwide food deployment procurement programme for a UK government department, as well as providing operational advice for The Global Lounges programme for British Airways and building on his international portfolio with tactical procurement roles in Hong Kong. Laurence also leads operational and design project teams delivering multi sector client solutions within the UK and International Markets.
Laurence has worked extensively with a wide range of clients developing and implementing their strategies and change management programmes. Key clients have included: London 2012, Sochi 2014, AFOCH, Leidos, Hong Kong University, Renault Formula 1, Manchester International Festival, Museum of London, Queen Mary University of London, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Leeds and Sussex.