Recently we said farewell to one of our Sales Directors – our friend and colleague Kim Chapman – who retired at the end of September.
Happily, Kim’s retirement had always been planned for 2020 and was not related to the pandemic crisis. For the last 22 years, he has been at the forefront of ifse’s success and excellence in the field of education, business and industry, and all areas of hospitality design and implementation.
After attending catering college Kim enjoyed major success as a young chef in the world of 5-star hotels before moving into catering for business and industry, ultimately becoming the head catering manager for IBM. This training and experience was the foundation for Kim to join the catering design and supply industry which then lead him to ifse.
Kim’s catering design expertise, presentation skills, and the ability to cater to clients’ needs have been second to none in our industry. He has forged long-lasting business relationships that have endured throughout his time with ifse and he will be missed by colleagues and clients alike.
Over the years Kim has headed up many prestigious projects for ifse including Barclays Bank HQ, Alnwick Gardens, Dulwich College, Oundle School, Superdrug, and many, many more.
With a small socially distanced gathering, the team celebrated the send off with cake, champagne, and cheers to a fantastic career and an even better retirement.
Julia Hill, Operations Director at ifse said:
“I would like to express my thanks to Kim for his major contribution to ifse’s success. We are committed to maintaining and growing the strong connections that Kim has forged. The ifse sales and design team have benefitted from his expertise and training and we are confident that we can continue to deliver great projects to his high standards. I wish him every happiness for his well-deserved retirement.”