The New Year starts with an exciting new addition to the Cartwheel team. We are delighted that Amanda Afiya joins us as Non-Executive Director.
After a brief period working as a personal assistant at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park (then owned by Trusthouse Forte), Amanda trained as a journalist with The Caterer. She has spent more than 25 years writing about hospitality and was most recently editor of The Caterer magazine, where she worked for 27 years, latterly overseeing its digital edition, daily online content, the group’s other market products, such as the Acorn Awards and the Cateys, in addition to the market-leading title.
Amanda now runs her own business offering editorial services and advising operators on PR, marketing and communications, and careers.
As well as being on the Board of Directors for Cartwheel she is chair of Hospitality Action’s fundraising and marketing communications national committee and a trustee of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Adopt-A-School charity.