Award-winning Catering Manager Anne Davidson has exchanged life in the kitchen for travelling in a camper van, following her retirement after 34 years with NHS Forth Valley and Serco.
Anne started in 1985 at Falkirk Royal Infirmary as an Assistant Head Cook and then went on to work at Bellsdyke Hospital as a Kitchen Superintendent. This was followed by a move to Stirling Royal Infirmary as Assistant Catering Manager and then Catering Manager. In 2010, Anne transferred to work as part of the Serco team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
Anne has received a number of awards over the years. In 2012 she was highly commended for Catering Team of the Year and the following year won the Catering Team of the Year Award from the Healthcare Catering Association with Anne being credited for her inspirational leadership, drive and enthusiasm to make a difference.
In 2016 she was named Facilities Management Professional of the Year by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Scotland. She also won a joint Serco Pulse Award with Lynn Jack for her work in supporting contracts during transitions.
An avid hill walker, Anne’s retirement plans also include lots of fresh air and exercise.