With 28 years of experience in the commercial catering design industry, John Clarke has become synonymous with innovation, quality and integrity. As a fresh-faced whippersnapper he joined Scobie McIntosh in 1989 and began his career drawing and estimating for the Newcastle-based company.
With his drive and ambition to progress, John became more involved in sales and project management gaining invaluable knowledge and expertise from working at Cearns & Brown, HC Troldahl and CNG Foodservice Equipment. As Projects Director at CNG, John’s skills were fully utilised in the delivery of five award-winning kitchen projects to Gleneagles. It was John’s understanding of the industry’s demanding environment coupled with his insight, extensive knowledge and unwavering high standards that enabled Gleneagles to repeatedly trust and rely on his vision for quality project management.
Now in his third year at Crosby’s, a historically strong family-led business, John has been integral to the establishment and development of the firm’s commercial kitchen project work. With inspirational support and encouragement, John continues to empower his projects team to progress and grow. During the past 12 months, he has elevated Crosby’s project capability and is recognised for recent projects such as the prestigious Raby Hunt, a two star Michelin restaurant situated near Darlington, various Newcastle University sites, Fenwick Bracknell and more locally to his home town, The Beaumont Hotel in Hexham. With his clear vision and understanding of purpose, John has worked with The Beaumont to create an innovative kitchen, installing one of the first Blue Seal Waldorf Suites in the North of England.
He continues to pioneer for innovation and excellence in all aspects of project management which undoubtedly challenges design concepts and helps to drive this dynamic industry forward.
The Project Pioneers category of the 2017 Catering Insight Power List is sponsored by Valentine Cuisinequip. To visit the company’s website click HERE.
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