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21 August 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

The Public Sector 100 Group has appointed Andy Jones in the voluntary role of Chair of the organisation.

Service Development Director for the ISS public sector business and past chair of the Hospital Caterers’ Association, Jones was seen as the ideal person to lead the Public Sector 100 (PS100) Group through its next couple of years of development.

His role at the HCA had given him insight into the workings of both government and the broad public sector catering market that the group represents. Jones’ role will be to advise on future strategy, research development, government lobbying and press promotion. He will also represent the PS100 group at relevant industry events.

The PS100 group has already supported Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) and the other leading bodies involved in school catering to help promote the Universal Infant Free School Meals agenda over the last three years, lobbying on the back of research into the long term health impacts of obesity.

The group has now agreed to focus on the issue of nutrition and malnutrition with a particular focus on trying to get key decision makers in government to understand the increased risk of malnutrition among the elderly that is threatened by the cuts to community meals services that are happening across the majority of UK local authorities.

Andy Jones will work with the group and in particular, the HCA and National Association of Care Catering to brief on a new piece of research. This will, among other things, help to show that an increase in community meal provision should save the NHS money by reducing hospital admissions of the elderly.   

“To be able to champion and campaign relevant issues will give us the one voice to bring about change for those we serve as well as encouraging caterers to join the appropriate associations,” stated Andy Jones.

Picture: Andy Jones, new Chair of the PS100 group on catering, will advise on future strategy, research development, government lobbying and press promotion

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 21 August 2015


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