Management Team

  • KEVIN MCGUINNESS

    KEVIN MCGUINNESS

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Kevin started his career in the catering industry in P.V Doyle’s Hotels in Dublin. He joined a leading outside catering company, where he gained an appreciation of real quality and service together with a flair for design and creativity, and then worked with a number of the UK's largest hire companies before buying Allens Catering & Furniture Hire. The company has grown from strength to strength under his leadership with a view to becoming London’s highest regarded equipment hire company.

  • PATRICK MCGUINNESS

    PATRICK MCGUINNESS

    COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

    Kevin’s brother, Patrick, trained and worked as a chef in some highly acclaimed restaurants in his earlier life and was a successful and experienced publican until joining Allens Catering & Furniture Hire in 2001. Patrick’s life at the sharp end of catering enables him to have a good balanced perspective of client’s requirements and his attention to detail ensures that the operations and logistics are excellently managed.

  • DESMOND GRAY

    DESMOND GRAY

    OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

    Desmond spent 15 years as a Director of one of London's leading outside catering companies before moving to France where he owned and managed a food manufacturing and export business. His extensive catering experience means that he has a very clear understanding of the quality of products and service that are required to operate at the highest levels in this industry.

  • TERRY MCGUINNESS

    TERRY MCGUINNESS

    SALES DIRECTOR

    Throughout the early years of his career, Terry spent many hours working in catering. His appetite for the industry evolved as he was being classically trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama. His experience in acting and later in corporate sales has given him the creative flair for events; this coupled with his meticulous attention to detail leaves him ideally placed to lead the sales teams across our London and Southampton Depots

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