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Gerard de Nervaux

Hotel Catering Consultan Gerard de Nervaux

The Prince's Trust


It’s always nice to be appreciated. Here’s what a few of my clients have said in their letters to me.

Razak Helalat --- Director, The Coal Shed Restaurant Ltd, Brighton

I have worked with Gerard on quite a few occasions now and have found his work invaluable to helping me set up The Coal Shed restaurant. Gerard has a fantastic eye for detail, efficient, professional & very reliable. I will continue to work with Gerard on future projects and I cannot recommend his work enough.

Becky Ely --- Director, The Koneko Cat Cafe, Brighton

Gerard was far more than a consultant, he was an inspiration, full of invaluable knowledge and experience I otherwise would not have had access to. He made the time to help when I needed it and explained technical details in an easy to understand way. Gerard was always well prepared, made me feel extremely comfortable even in a business meeting and gave ideas and opinions I never would have thought of. I could not recommend The Hotel and Catering Consultancy more, Gerard will definitely make your business more successful.
Contact Becky - M: 07584 300218,    Twitter: @KonekoCatCafe,    Facebook: /KonekoCatCafe

Daniel Brookbank -- Chief Executive,CEO of The East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People

Hello Gerard
A personal thank you to you from me. You have done a wonderful job organising the Bikestock Event at Stanmer Park this year under very difficult and challenging circumstances and produced a wonderful event that was enjoyed by so many. Take a rest now! It's all over !
Daniel Brookbank (

Claire Biggs AICB CB.Cert PM.Dip ---Payroll and HR Manager at DSM Chartered Accountants

I have worked with Gerard De Nervaux since July 2012 (who was the General Manager at The Royal York Hotel in Brighton), as his Payroll Manager at our Head office in Bolton.
Gerard took over at a very difficult time and settled the team down, reduced the turnover and made sure that the hotel was running smoothly with good operating standards.
I always found him to be very thorough at what he does. I would highly recommend him for any position that he goes for, as he is highly reliable, professional, dedicated, and hard working.

Georgeana Parsons --- PR, Design, Office Assistant at Fly Sussex Paragliding

Gerard has been my business mentor for the last year helping my partner and I to become self employed. He also helped us secure a business loan through the Princes Trust without which this would not have been possible. Gerard's skills, knowledge and positive attitude make him a great business mentor and we are very appreciative that he takes the time out of his busy work life to volunteer to help us just starting out on our self employed career path

Heather Catchpole --- Tele Account Manager at Molson Coors Brewing (UK) Ltd

I have worked with Gerard Denervaux since July 2012 (who was the Manager at The Royal York Hotel in Brighton), as his Account Manager at Molson Coors Wholesale Brewery. Gerard is a brilliant Manager, and very thorough at what he does. I highly recommend him for any position that he goes for, as he is highly reliable, dedicated, and hard working.

Should you need to contact to me as a reference, you can reach me at:
Heather Catchpole, 3150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds, LS15 8ZB

Mike Steer --- CEO at Celerity Payroll Services Ltd

Over the years it has been a pleasure to work with Gerard. He chose us to provide his hotel's payroll & BACS bureau service after a rigorous selection process, and regularly monitored our performance - as one would expect from a true professional. He knows his business inside out; he is a manager who aims high and hits the target.

Tony Malby --- Training Consultant

I would have no hesitation in recommending Gerard as he has always been professional, dedicated aware of what is required by both applicant and client.
Gerard has the hotel experience to be able to place an applicant to a job specification. those both seeking a career change or looking for the right applicant would do well by using Gerard's consultancy

Shadi Danin --- MD of Shadi Danin Medi Spa at Shadi Danin Medi Spa

I enjoy working with Gerard, good with details and ideas.

Helen Rogers --- Revenue Manager at Warren House

Whilst Wroking With Gerard i found him very helpful, dedicated and appreciative toward his collegues and staff. Very Professional in every aspect of his work.

James Cook --- Owner, James Cook Photography

I worked with Gerard several times providing IT and Photography services. It was clear to me that he was conscientious, hard-working, talented and much liked and respected by his staff. I found him to be a very positive and affable person. Gerard would be a valuable asset to any organisation. I would not hesitate to endorse him.

Gayle Shearer --- Owner at Hawley Health Centre

Gerard is a detail-orientated manager who watches the balance sheet like an hawk without losing sight of the strategic objective.

Frederick St George --- Managing Director at Mojo Publishing Ltd

Under Gerard's stewardship The Royal Albion hotel in Brighton always provided a first class service to my business and my clients. I used the hotel for events and functions on numerous ocassions and was always left highly impressed. His attention to detail is impeccable and he always went one step further to ensure the success of an event. His team emulated his very high and exacting standards in order to deliver a consistently high quality service throughout. If you seek an experienced, personable, capable and highly talented hosptality professional, Gerard De Nervaux is your man. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Gerard again in the near future.

Tony Walker --- CEO Walker Executive Search

I have known Gerard for many years and always found him to be a dedicated proffessional hotelier his knowledge of the hospitality industry is exceptional and his ability provide a unique service to his guests and his attention to detail within his hotel were impressive i have no hesitation in recommending him.

Norman Mayhew --- Managing Director of The Sussex Sign Company

I have worked with Gerrard at many of the hotels he Managed, I always found him very good to work for and his attention to detail is excellent. I hope to work with him on many future projects.

Andrew and Gayle Shearer, Directors, Drakes of Brighton

“My wife and I own Drakes of Brighton, a 20 bedroom, high standard, boutique hotel located on Brighton sea front. We have known Gerard since 2000 when he managed a small group of hotels of which we were shareholders......Five years ago he was instrumental in the acquisition and concept of Drakes of Brighton Hotel. His background knowledge and expertise in the hotel establishment has been invaluable in developing, organizing and overseeing the operational side of the business.....We would highly recommend, without hesitation, Gerard to anyone in the hotel industry wishing to use his services as consultant. His organizational, management, knowledge and professional qualities have been, and continue to be, of the highest standard. We are proud to have his website linked to Drakes of Brighton......”.

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The Rt. Hon. John Major

“I am writing to thank you and the staff of the Royal Albion Hotel for all your hard work and kind hospitality during my visit earlier this week. I know how disruptive my visits can be and I was very impressed with how smoothly everything went. Thank you for making my short time with you so enjoyable........Please pass on my best wishes to all who helped”.

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Anant Rabheru, Chairman, Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton

“It’s nice to know that good news travels as fast as bad news ! I am of course referring to the Albions’ revenue for 3rd October 1989 which was around £16,000. This figure has never before been obtained at the Albion and I must congratulate you on reaching such high revenue figures. Keep up the good work, Gerard......

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