Cathy Wilcox
Wilcox Burchmore

Cathy often describes her work life as “If it wasn't my job, it would be my hobby”. Since her first job at a Saturday waitress in the ‘Orange Grove’ in Southampton to now owning her own company ‘WilcoxBurchmore’ designing and installing commercial kitchens and restaurants.

Following my HND at Oxford Brooks, I worked in hotels until my first foray into staff catering, with what was then Grandmet Catering Services. I swiftly moved into the Design and Planning department and loved the fact that I could advise clients based on my own experience in kitchens, serveries and restaurants.

I have worked with some fantastic clients over the years — some who have become firm friends and stayed in touch, worked together as our careers have spanned the years.

I met Michael, my business partner in my last job and at 27; he brings youthful spirit, computer savvy and innovative design to our business. I've been introducing him to our truly wonderful business that engenders passion, enthusiasm and excellence; what a combination.

Being a committee member of ACE means I can give something back to the industry that I've been fortunate enough to work in during my career, and I love getting involved in the organising of the events and seeing the enjoyment it brings to our members.