Mike Pooleman

Director - mike@rmandcconsultants.co.uk

Oliver Parker

Director - oliver@rmandcconsultants.co.uk

John Brown

Director - john@rmandcconsultants.co.uk

David Allen

Director - david@rmandcconsultants.co.uk

Who We Are
Who We Are

More than 100 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.

RM&C Consultants Ltd was established in 2000. Between us, we used to be responsible for over £100m of turnover, 30 Area Managers and 5,000 employees.

Meet our directors:

Director – Mike Pooleman

After graduating with City & Guilds 147,151 and 152 qualifications from 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 (State, Private, Colleges and Universities).

Director – Oliver Parker

Graduating form 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.

From 1977, Oliver progressed from managing major contracts in the City of London to all the staff feeding at Gatwick airport before becoming an area manager. In 1989, he became operations director for a privately owned contractor being responsible for many 'Blue Chip' professional companies in London. In 1995 he became UK operations director for another major contract caterer.

In 2003 Oliver joined Mike Pooleman as a director 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.

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 now a director and 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.

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.

Having recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Management at the Henley School of Business, David joined RM&C as our 5th Director.