Darren Smith

Operations Director

Darren has been with AIT for 19 years and has successfully lead the team and managed Ashford International Truckstop for 14.

His proudest achievements are winning multiple & consecutive awards for “Truckstop Of The Year” and “Best Facilities” since 2016, involvement in design and build the new facility and the much loved “My Truckparking App”, where he won an innovation award.

With over 18 years experience and a wealth of knowledge in the capacity of Chef, Head Chef and Catering Manager, Darren is a qualified Chef & in Catering Management, Human Resources, Accounts and many others.

Passionate about food, Darren employs the best Chefs providing our customers with exceptional quality cuisines.

Today Darren manages the operations of the facility by directing and co-ordinating activities consistant with established goals.He impliments programs to ensure attainment of business plan of growth and profit.Provides structure and direction for staff, develops policy and strategic business plans, manages the overall day to day operations of the facility, including human resources policy implementation, management proceedures and protocol.