A tribute to Lou Willcock

One of the founders of IndiCater


Talented influential business founder who was driven to improving the hospitality sector.

This week the hospitality industry suffered a great loss with the sad passing of Lou Willcock on Tuesday 20th November. One of the founders of IndiCater, Lou was renowned across the industry from her days at Sodexo, Oxford Brookes and Customised Contract Catering.

Lou was a spearhead in the sector and founded the business 17 years ago with Mike Day. Their aim was to become a leading supplier of hospitality sector software with Lou at the forefront of building client relationship as the business grew. EP is privileged to have worked closely with Lou and IndiCater for over ten years and know the industry will miss her greatly.

A graduate in hotel and catering management, Lou went on to be a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University as well as Associate Lecturer in Marketing and Business Studies.

Lou was also the winner of Shine Mentor of the Year and listed in the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Both highly deserved for recognising her energy and passion for the sector and those around her.

EP would like to extend our best wishes for Lou’s partner, family, friends and colleagues.