Directors

  • Mike Pooleman - Email
  • David Allen - Email
  • John Brown - Email
  • Glenn Campbell - Email
  • Oliver Parker, Director
Who We Are
About Us

More than 200 years of catering, cleaning & FM experience at your disposal

RM&C Consultants offers you a unique service. Completely independent, our directors have more than 100 years of combined experience in the contracting industry to provide you with expert advice. Our experience includes work for contractors of all sizes, from the smallest local firm to the largest national operators. Our team uses each other's individual strengths to give you, our valued client, the best possible overall advice and support.

RM&C Consultants Ltd was established in 2000. Between us, we have managed over £120m of turnover, 40 Area Managers and over 5,500 employees.

Meet our directors:

Director – Mike Pooleman

After a four-year chef's apprenticeship, Mike worked at leading hotels and privately owned restaurants in York. In 1975, Mike joined a major contractor being promoted to regional manager for the North of England. Directorships in two companies followed and in his last position he was responsible for the management of 247 schools & colleges with a turnover of £47m. Mike founded RM&C Consultants Ltd in May 2000 and specialises in education catering, cleaning and facilities management; specifically State and Private education, Colleges and Universities). Mike is our CEO based in Cranbrook, he manages the business alongside David Allen.

Director - David Allen

Graduating from Colchester Institute with a distinction in Hospitality Management, David joined Stakis Hotel Group, working his way up through kitchens, room service and front of house throughout the UK. Joining ARAMARK in 1989, David quickly rose through the ranks of Operations Manager, Area Manager and finally Sales Directors before joining Compass Group in their education divisions of Chartwells and Scholarest.

Expanding his horizons David joined GSL and latterly G4S - FM as a Board Director in the FM sector building a successful catering business. Then leading a team of specialists for all Soft FM services, including cleaning, across Education, Healthcare and Commercial business. Following completion of his Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Management at the Henley School of Business, David joined RM&C and is a shareholder and our Managing Director based in the Reading office.

Director - John Brown

John joined Grand Metropolitan Hotels in 1972, in Edinburgh, on their trainee management programme. His career took him to be Operations Director in Just Deli Ltd., Director of Catering at OCS Group Ltd and Operations Director at Thomas Franks Ltd.  John joined Mike Pooleman and Oliver Parker in April 2013 as a consultant and is a shareholder.  He specialises in all aspects of contract catering for business & industry, academies, schools, colleges and the higher education market and is supremely qualified to offer advice and solutions in all facets of catering. John is based in the Reading office.

Director - Glenn Campbell

Glenn started his career as a chef in Cumbria and he has been an operations director and client director in contract catering; managing teams in hospitality, Business & Industry, independent and state education and latterly restaurants. He specialises in all aspects of contract catering for business & industry, academies, schools and colleges. Glenn joined RM&C in 2018 and is a shareholder in the business; he is based in the Cranbrook office.

Director – Oliver Parker

Graduating from Ealing Hotel School, Oliver became the catering manager for HMS Belfast, then a City Livery Company and in 1976 10 & 11 Downing Street, Carlton Gardens, Lancaster House and Admiralty House. Oliver progressed from managing major contracts in the City of London to all the staff feeding at Gatwick airport. In 1989, he became operations director for a privately owned contractor being responsible for many 'Blue Chip' professional companies in London and the UK. 

In 2003 Oliver joined Mike Pooleman as a director and shareholder of RM&C Consultants Ltd and specialises in consultancy for contract catering and cleaning in business & industry, local authorities, schools and the higher education market. Oliver is based in the Cranbrook office.