Meet The Team

Head Office Team

GurjGurjit Panesar – Managing Director

Having worked up from joining the company as an auditor in 2000, I became the Managing Director in April 2013.

Away from work, I keep myself extremely busy with the family and supporting Liverpool Football Club. My other passion is music, having played guitar and in a few rock cover bands since I was 16.

John Bailey 2John Bailey – Finance and IT Director

I have worked within the hospitality industry for 48 years, founding mrs solutions in 1987 after leaving Trust House Forte. The last 27 years have been both challenging and rewarding.

My outside interests are classic cars (I own a 1963 Minor convertible) and a fascination with engineering.


David_nDavid Bailey – Operations Director

I’ve been with mrs since 1997 in various roles from office administrator to my current role as Operations Director.

In my social time I enjoy watching and collecting DVD’s with my collection now past 4000 and I am also a keen autograph collector.

MarcusIMG_0009Marcus Bonam – Stock Audit Manager

After 15 years in Licensed Retail Operations, I decided it was time for a change. In 2013 after 7 years working in the stock and audit sector I joined mrs and became Stock Audit Manager in spring of 2014.

In my spare time I enjoy working on and driving classic cars, as well as dinning out with friends and family.


Field Based Audit Team

John SpensJohn Spens

I have been in the internal audit industry for 25 years and I have worked for m-r-s precision auditing for the last 18 years. My role is a senior auditor covering compliance audits at large restaurant chains and operational standards audits at hotels.

In my spare time, I enjoy taking part in guided long distance walking holidays in Scotland and mainland Europe.

MikeLphotoMichael Lenthall

I am a Stock Auditor and have been with MRS since February 2014. Prior to this I spent 15 years in the Bar, Restaurant and catering industry in just about every role from glass collector to chef to general manager.

Most of my spare time is spent enjoying time with my daughter, my hobbies when I do get time are going to the gym, Thai boxing and the occasional spot of socialising.

SimonphotoSimon Balen

After an extensive career in Operations/Food and Beverage Management with in Hotels, Health & Fitness and Hi Tec Golf Range I have now diversified into Stock Taking. I have been with MRS from October 2008.

My family and interest in classic cars keeps me occupied in my free time, and the family enjoys trips and classic car meeting in my MG BGT.

michaelSteve Whymark

I joined MRS in September 2013 after working my way up through various roles from Bar tender to Restaurant Manager in the hospitality industry. I am a keen football fan and a Fulham season ticket holder, and I often enjoy a game myself. I also like to write and perform music.

VeliimageVelichka Petrova

I have been with the company since 2008 as an auditor. When I am not at work I like going out and spending time with friends, I also enjoy the company of my baby boy and husband.

I love sports and if I have a spare minute I do Zumba.


Zsuzsi SimonZsuzsi Simon

I’ve been with mrs since 2012 as a Controls and Procedures Auditor, following several years work in hospitality.

I like to lead a healthy lifestyle and stay active but at the same time I do enjoy cooking new recipes as well as to experiment my own version of some dishes.