Alastair Storey awarded OBE

The chairman and CEO of contract catering company, Westbury Street Holdings (WSH), Alastair Storey has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the hospitality industry.

Storey founded WSH in 2000, which is the parent company of six brands, BaxterStorey, Benugo, Holroyd Howe, Caterlink, Searcys and Portico.

Storey joined P&O’s Sutcliffe Catering Services as a trainee manager in 1975, rising to managing director of Sutcliffe Catering South East. In 1993, Granada bought Sutcliffe, and then Forte in 1996, and Storey became managing director of the newly formed Granada Food Services division.

In 2000, Storey formed Wilson Storey with Keith Wilson, his former finance director, and after further mergers and acquisitions, Wilson Storey Halliday merged with BaxterSmith to become BaxterStorey in 2004.

In 2012, Storey was ranked first in the Caterer and Hotelkeeper 100 list of the most influential people in the British hospitality industry, ending celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's two years at number one, and the first time the top position was given to someone in contract catering.

In 2016, Storey was appointed president of the Institute of Hospitality.