The catering and events industry is fast-paced, and a truly successful operator knows how to plan effectively, think on their feet and make sound judgments under pressure. Adam Davies, Hickory’s Operations and Quality Associate Director not only has these skills, but also competently manages his team, driving them to produce and deliver events of consistently high quality. He is positive, polite and persuasive, and his ability to assess and translate the requirements of each location for successful event delivery is second to none.

Adam Davies has been with the company from his days at University and is our resident brain box with his 1st Class degree in Law. It is his lawyer’s attention to detail and precision throughout the tasks at hand that ensure everything on the Hickory supply network is strategically managed.

Adam’s contribution to the growth and reputation of the business has ranged from implementing a robust staff training programme for our flexible workforce, supporting one of our core values for never using agency staff. We’re proud that all of our front of house team are employed by Hickory and we offer our guys the opportunity to gain up to 6 SQA modules through our investment in FLOW Hospitality Training.

Adam manages and implements the standard operation manuals and quality control for each core area of the business which ensures we have effective systems and processes. Adam leads our environment and sustainability activity ensuring our green team and the business meets our key objectives for Green Tourism Gold.

Speaking to the man himself we asked what he found most rewarding about working in his role at Hickory:

“Being involved in delivering quality throughout the events process from start to finish is something that really makes me proud. I also work with a fantastic team who inspire and motivate me each and every day”

When asked what he felt made him so efficient in his role, he responded:

“An analytical brain that combines strategy with planning and has no issue focusing on every small detail. I also love the fact that one minute I can be in a field with a measuring tape and the next I can be discussing a high-profile guests lists with one of our corporate clients…it’s the diversity of the role and the people that makes me spring out of bed every day.

The Hickory Board acknowledges Adam as an extremely passionate and hardworking individual who consistently develops strong relationships with customers, staff and suppliers. He works untiringly to ensure the customer experience is a truly enjoyable one, and is not only an asset to our business, but to the Scottish catering industry as a whole. Keep up the good work Adam.

Say Hi to Adam at your next event…