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Gillian Sayer Manager Accord Healthcare

Gillian Sayer – Our Manager at Accord Healthcare

As well as our cafés in Carlisle, Cumbria, the John Watt team, led by Gill, cater for the hundreds of workers at Accord Healthcare in Newcastle.

Gill joined us from a national caterer to help us deliver our fresh approach to catering at Accord Healthcare. Gill is key in delivering and creating a collaborative partnership that delivers benefits to our team, our customers and the client.
Gill and her team are responsible for delivering a breakfast, lunch and hospitality service for the 250 plus employees on site which has remained open throughout the current pandemic.

Our Jarabacoa Organic coffee has a chocolatey caramel body with blackberry flavours and hints of vanilla.

Working Monday to Friday, Gill loves our commitment to sourcing all goods within 50 miles of the site and the innovation of monthly specials from our range of local food producers. Favourites amongst Accord Healthcare staff include World Championship Scotch Pies from the Little Bakery, Halsford ethically reared Topside of Beef, Millbank Venison Burgers and Sausages, and Cranston’s Cumberland Sausage.

One firm favourite we introduced was our filter coffee offer which is always our coffee of the month. This month’s coffee of the month is the Dominican Republic Jarabacoa Organic. Each month’s coffee is eagerly awaited.

“Having worked in the catering industry for over 25 years for some of the big catering companies, it was a delight to join Peter’s and Carol’s team on their new venture here in Newcastle.

I couldn’t believe the quality of the produce at first but soon came to realise that this is what John Watt & Son are all about, delivering the very best food and service they possibly can with a very friendly and helpful approach to the customers, clients and staff, creating an all-round very enjoyable experience.

John Watt & Son trust their employees and make them feel extremely valued, which makes myself and the team want to provide great service, great food and a great atmosphere every single day.

I can honestly say that I have not had a better employer, they go above and beyond as an employer and also as a catering establishment!”

Gillian Sayer
Catering Manager at Accord Healthcare, Newcastle.