The Branch is now holding monthly Branch meetings via MS Teams and these have proved to be successful over the last 12 months. We know it’s not the same as face-to face Branch meetings, but it is a way for members to keep in touch with each other. Our Teams meeting dates for the rest of the year are on the events page of the website (see: www.hospitalcaterers.org/news-events). Once restrictions are lifted, we hope these will be face-to-face meetings.
Happy retirement David
The Branch would like to wish David Ince, our current Council representative, a very happy retirement. David joined the NHS as a trainee chef when he was 18, progressing through various roles within catering to his final position as Head of Hotel Services within Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
David has been an active member of the HCA for 15 years and has held Branch Officer positions during this time. David is Forum 2021 Treasurer, a role he also carried out in 2016 when the Forum was hosted by the Branch. As he enjoys his retirement, we hope he still finds the time to join the Branch meetings.