Bill Toner

Chief Executive Officer

Bill started his career with Gardner Merchant, a subsidiary of the famous hotel group, Trust House Forte, and he rapidly rose through the ranks to become the UK & Ireland Managing Director of its £600m B&I catering business. Following its sale to Sodexo, in 2000 he joined global catering giant, ARAMARK, as CEO of its UK subsidiary growing the company from £150m to £400m turnover in just five years through a combination of major organic growth, acquisition and entrance to new markets. He was awarded the industry ‘Oscar’, a Catey, for Foodservice Caterer of the Year in 2002.

Following an IPO in 2005, Bill chose to retire early but was tempted back in 2010 as CEO of Host Management, a small catering company, but one with huge potential for growth. Since 2010, Bill’s stewardship has seen growth outperform the industry norm and the company has integrated four mergers and acquisitions, including the merger with Catermasters in 2014, to create the HCM Group, a £60m turnover national catering company.

Bill worked closely with Robyn and Tim Jones to pull together the merger of HCM and CH&Co and now leads the new CH&Co Group in the next stage of its evolution.