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Professional service:Estates and Academic Environment
Ernst has held the full-time role of Contracts Manager at LSBU since June 2013. He co-ordinates and manages many key service partners including catering, cleaning, waste management and recycling, and grounds and garden maintenance across both the Southwark and Havering campuses. While working closely in collaboration with both the Estates Operations and Sustainability teams, he identifies and supports projects that have a positive impact on LSBU’s sustainability policies.
With over 30 years' experience in catering and over 10 years' experience working for one of the UK's largest contract catering companies, Ernst has developed into a strategic catering and hospitality professional with a strong focus on reducing the negative environmental impacts the catering industry has. An example of this comes in the instrumental role Ernst played in delivering the first Marine Stewardship Council certified restaurants within a group, as well as converting a company van to run on waste vegetable oil produced in the kitchen of a large national contract caterer.