HK Projects is celebrating 30 years of project design in the hospitality industry.
Founded in 1989 by Steve Drumm and Steve Anderson, the company has built a tradition of excellence in providing customers with project design management and consultation.
Over the past three decades, HK has built a strong network, and developed a loyal and diverse customer base.
HK has moved from providing basic schemes to much larger projects working as consultants and project management at flagship restaurants for Gordon Ramsey.
Jason Fish, Managing Director at HK Projects explains: “HK’s first project was for a nursing home costing £7,000 to now, working on a project costing £1.8m for Kirklees College, with six training kitchens.”
When Jason Fish took over as Managing Director in 2010 he brought with him a unique design flair which enhanced HK’s position in the market.
Jason brought to the company his contacts and expertise, having previously worked for another consultancy and as a freelance Management Consultant.
HK began working with larger companies, Jason said: “We started working with many establishments within the higher and further education industry and Cloverleaf Restaurant Group, which was acquired by Greene King.”
HK Projects are renowned for their outstanding project design in Universities and Colleges, having previously collaborated with Sheffield College, as well as working as consultants for Cornwall College, The Grand in York and working alongside TUCO and Skills for Chefs since its inception.
As the number of projects grew, so did the HK line up when the small team increased to a organisation of 17, as well as promoting fundamental team members internally. In particular, Matt Connell who was hired as a Design Apprentice has elevated his role to become HK Projects’ Design Director.
Now the company has set its sights on expanding the team further. Jason Fish says: “We are focusing on developing apprentices – recruiting new staff and promoting more staff internally.”
“HK plans to grow – we want to push the design consultancy element of the business and collaborate with more Universities and restaurants.”
HK Projects, based in Sheffield, specialise in catering facilities for both front and back of house including Design Consultancy, Procurement, Tender Management, Installation, Project Management and Asset Management.