Our Story

Leicester Services Partnership formed from the joint venture partnership between the University of Leicester and its Students’ Union and was the first of its kind in the UK among the Higher Education institutes to unify and deliver all catering, retail and bars operations across the campus and offering something entirely new for customers, starting with the launch of the visual retail brand ‘Here for U’.

‘Here for U’ is the visual brand of the equal partnership venture created to unify operations and deliver a consistent customer service experience as well as provide inspirational spaces to eat, drink, relax, reflect, learn and socialise here at the University of Leicester.

This partnership and brand identity will signal change; offering a fresh new start to all those operating within in it and therefore benefiting the customer by offering exciting, vibrant and current food options and trends, improve the efficiency across the board by streamlining operations and attract new and retain customers through a variety of offers and discounts as well as an enticing loyalty scheme.

We truly aim to be ‘Here for U’ as we put our customers at the forefront of all that we do, by providing quality, fresh, sustainable and local foods (where possible), professional and friendly service and engaging spaces for all staff, students and visitors. We aim for you to discover, explore and enjoy a great variety of food and retail options on campus and are happy to receive feedback in helping you to make the most of your time at The University of Leicester.

“The Partnership will enrich and support the members of the university community by developing an innovative, discovery-enabled environment that feeds the mind and not just to body.”

Meet Our Team

  • Gavin Brown

    Chief Executive

  • Rob Bean

    Director of Operations

  • Elke Pickard

    Retail Manager

  • Sarah-Jane Anderson

    Director of Finance

  • Clare Fox

    Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

  • Zoe Bird

    Director of Business Analysis and Systems

  • Monika Barbarowicz

    Divisional Manager Oadby Services

  • Katie Parkin

    Divisional Manager Hospitality and Conferencing

  • Jo Holland

    Head of University Experience

  • Michael La Rosa

    Marketing & Communications Executive