Jody Marshall appointed Chair of NACC’s Scotland Region
Published: 1st February 2024
Group Hospitality Manager of Meallmore Ltd, Jody Marshall, has been elected as the Chair of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Scotland Region.
Joining the NACC’s executive team, Jody’s responsibilities will include enriching the standard of nutrition and hydration in the care sector across Scotland.
Jody will be the catalyst for supporting care catering-based seminars to provide an open forum for debate among individuals, companies and organisations involved in catering for the care sector to aid them to deliver positive outcomes for residents across the country. He hopes to unite, support and represent everyone working in and associated with catering in the Scottish care sector.
Since joining Meallmore in 2019, Jody has led and raised the catering, housekeeping and hospitality experience, resulting in Meallmore being crowned the NACC Catering Team of the Year in 2020, and securing the accolade of the Nutrition and Eating Well category in the Scottish Care Awards in 2020 and 2023.
For Meallmore, Jody's NACC role will contribute to shaping and elevating care catering on a national level, reinforcing the organisation's commitment to excellence in care.
Jody Marshall said: “I am truly excited at the prospect of influencing the improvement of nutrition and hydration in Scotland – not only through current care providers, but also by inspiring and creating the next generation of hospitality professionals.
“On a personal level, this appointment is the highlight of my career. Through the NACC in Scotland and the wider UK team, our actions will influence the nutrition for our loved ones in their greatest time of need – for me there is no better reward.”
Neel Radia, NACC’s National Chair, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Jody on to the national executive. The NACC is the voice of care caterers across the whole country, and we are particularly keen to highlight the splendid work that is conducted each and every day across Scotland.”
Jody is joined by Neil McDonald from Bidfood Scotland as the Scottish Deputy Chair.
Jody has seen success in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. Before focusing on care home catering, he worked in iconic hotels including Macdonald Forrest Hills Resort and Ballathie House Hotel. As well as the awards he’s secured during his time with Meallmore, he also led the teams who won Scottish Hotel of the Year in 2009 and 2012, and general manager of the year in 2014.
Cillian Hennessy, managing director at Meallmore said: “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Jody on this remarkable achievement. His leadership and innovative approach have always inspired our organisation, and we are thrilled to see him take on this influential role on a national stage. We are confident that Jody's expertise and passion will bring about transformative changes in the care catering sector, and we are excited to support him in this journey.”
Since opening its first care home, Daviot Care Home (formally known as Meallmore Lodge) in Inverness in 1987, Meallmore has grown to become one of Scotland’s leading care providers. Meallmore currently has a network of 26 care homes across Scotland, including offering care for the elderly, specialising in dementia, and adults with mental health diagnosis.
More information about Meallmore Ltd can be found at https://www.meallmore.co.uk/