Island Images is owned and operated by Derek and Linda Richards, both having extensive backgrounds in management and operational activities.
Derek, is very experienced at a Senior Management level, has managed an infrastructural business 250 strong, the local Fire & Rescue Services and spent 18 months working in the private sector, before becoming self-employed. He has an impressive background in training, project management, and communications and is self-motivated, reliable and able to communicate at all levels.
Linda, has worked in the private sector focusing on mercantile operations, catering and importation. Ten years has been spent at Senior Management level, during which time she was a part of a Corporate Team, planning, advising and delivering strategies for a 200 strong Company. Linda has been self-employed for 12 months.
Both have undertaken Management Development with the Graduate School of Business (University of Cape Town) and have recently participated in and passed the Food Safety Course offered by Sue White at 2onMain. Both have extensive experience in catering and hospitality albeit on a more informal basis and both are hungry for additional challenges. The business, namely Island Images Ltd is a registered company on St. Helena and its Company Number is 57.
Island Images Ltd is a family owned company, currently focused on the provision of a catering service through our outlet “The Sandwich Bar” providing a range of lunchtime takeaway and sit in meals, sandwiches, baguettes and light confectionary and cakes. An additional service is provided in the form of business lunches, refreshments for meetings and larger meals for parties and other functions.
Island Images Ltd was first registered in March 2009, initially servicing our growing hobbies of photography and handcrafted mirrors and earrings. However, when we decided to embark on our own catering business in July 2013, we expanded the Island Images branding through “The Sandwich Bar”.
We are now embarking and expanding on a new start-up enterprise that will offer, bed and breakfast facilities, a Tour Service and Catering Service, coupled with an integrated destination management company.
Richards Travel Lodge – is the development of 75m2 of existing floor space into 2 x bed & breakfast units.
The facilities include modern amenities. Each unit will has a flat screen TV & DVD, with chargeable internet access and will be outfitted with a double bed, Ensuite facilities, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside lamps. .
Breakfast is offered with an option of either Full English or Continental; and cooked and served on the premises and whilst offered as a Bed & Breakfast facility, guests will be able to opt for a full board facility if they so wish. The two options have been considered to ensure the comfort and needs of the guests are met, with the aim of providing “an extra mile” experience with a sit out function, on a lawn with views over Half Tree Hollow, New Ground and the Sea.
Our Sandwich Bar and Catering Services operates on a daily basis and extends to dining experiences at the Travel Lodge. The Travel Lodge also provides specialty dining, catering for evenings and weekends. we offer aseating area for 20 guests indoors, but our primary facilities is a seating arrangement of 35 -40 guests outdoors, with shelter. Open air dining is one of the main features of the Lodge and is ideal for medium-sized gatherings from the informal BBQs, Frys, plus traditional cooking or the formal birthday parties, office events and holiday celebrations. Private special events will also be available.
Menus are inspired by traditional St Helenian cooking, but also also caters for the international clientele, offering fixed price menus in addition to our regular menus.
The Lodge is the perfect place when customers need that ‘little extra.’ You are able to have business meetings on the premises, a place for a quiet conversation, or for a special occasion. We will make up special hors d’oeuvre platters or full course meals for customers’ special occasions.
Our Tour Service provides individual and group tours to leisure clients. we provide pre-arranged tours, custom packages according to your specifications, travel consultation, and making reservations for lodging amongst other related services.