who we are and what we do

About Us

We specialise in the optimisation of the performance of food and drink operations with and on behalf of our clients.  

Our particular area of expertise is supporting business where food and drink is not the main business function. This is typically, although not exclusively within the leisure, arts, venue, parks events and allied sectors. 

Following an early career as a qualified Chef and Trainee Hotel Manager, Theresa England has had a successful career in senior leisure management, working in the commercial, local authority and Trust sectors. These roles culminated in 6 very enjoyable and successful years as Operations Director for a Leisure Trust in the South West.   

In the economic downturn of 2008/9, the lure of bringing a local café and deli back to life after a closure saw a change of career track. This entailed an intensive course in contract negotiation, grant funding sourcing, product sourcing, supplier engagement and sales and marketing. This has proved to be a strong combination with the skills and experience previously gained in an operations role. This blend of expertise allows us to look at the operation from both a strategic and a consumer perspective. This is we believe what sets us apart from management consultants, we work with you to identify the solution, then become part of your extended team to realise the identified opportunity.   

The road to Stir and Blend’s inception has included spells as Head of Food and Beverage for leisure operators, and latterly Food and Drink Business Development Manager at Bigwave Media.  

how we work

How We Do What We Do

  • We are commercially obsessed foodies, who are equally passionate about identifying business opportunity and delivering that in partnership with you as we are about sourcing the right ingredients and products for your food and drink outlet.  
  • We work with you to find your ideal solution. We collaborate with you to assist you to identify your vision and work with you to achieve tangible goals.  
  • We immerse ourselves in the detail of what is required to assist you to achieve your goals. We understand that food and drink is probably not your primary service. It is ours and we can provide you with all the products, marketing materials, contacts, data, and sales and costs plans you will need to be successful.  
  • We are accountable, we take responsibility for the plan, the project. If stuff goes wrong, we will quickly understand the issue and set about putting it right swiftly.  
  • We are constantly on the lookout for the products which will be the next heroes for your business.  
  • We form brilliant partnerships and collaborations to provide our clients with a solutions focused service.  
we offer a range of either bespoke, or branded solutions to support you

Our Clients Include:

Leisure Sites

Food & drink outlets within leisure facilities including cafes, coffee pods, vending services and lido cafes.

Golf Sites

Golf course club houses, bars and pro shops.

Parks & Visitor Sites

Cafes, bars and restaurants within parks and other visitor destinations.

Owner Managed Sites

Cafés and restaurants managed by the owner/s.

Local Authority Sites

Sites for local authorities.

Any Queries or Questions?

If you would like an initial conversation to discuss your requirements, please get in touch