Meet The Finance Team

Introducing the members of the Finance Team.

Have a question about your pay? Need to submit an expense form? Wondering who manages the company budget?

Deciding who to contact with frequently asked questions such as these can be tricky, so the finance team have provided us with some helpful information in order to connect with the rest of the Dolce workforce.


Read on for an introduction to our wonderful team members who deal with all things numerical. Learn about them and find useful contact details in order to direct your future queries to the right person.

General finance team email addresses include:


Finance Director

Louise Bell

I joined Dolce in the August of 2022.
For the last 20 years, I have been managing the finances of a number of contract catering companies, operating within the education sector.  My destiny was clearly mapped out from the beginning, as my best subjects at school were Maths and Cookery! 

I am married to Richard and we have 4 grown up children, 2 boys and 2 girls.

Hobbies : Skiing, Travelling and Rollercoasters (the faster the better!)
Favourite Food: Lasagna is my speciality
Pets: We have 2 guinea pigs – Louis & Arnold



Commercial Finance Manager

Leanne Lyons

I manage the Finance team (Treasury Purchase Ledger and Invoicing) and I support Louise
I joined Dolce in February 2023, I’ve worked in finance for 19 years in various industries.

I am married to Geoff and I have one grown up son

Hobbies: Travel, Music/Concerts and eating out
Favourite food: Chinese
Pets: A French Bulldog called Minnie

DIRECT DIAL: 07425 225492


Payroll Manager

Sara Arbon

Joined Dolce July 23, I’ve worked in payroll a long time!! The last 6 years have been in Contract Catering.

I am married to Bryan with two grown up sons.

Hobbies: I love watching ice hockey, going swimming, reading, traveling, music, musical theatre and concerts. I play saxophone and clarinet, and I enjoy looking after my Greenhouse!
Pets: A Chocolate Brown Cocker Spaniel called Florence

DIRECT DIAL: 07435 912649


Credit Control Manager

Hayley Blackmore

I joined Dolce in February 2023 and I’ve worked in Credit Control for 6 years. I aim to collect as much cash as possible, reduce aged debt and resolve invoice queries. I’m also responsible for Non-School Grid Secondary School billing. You can contact me for customer invoice queries, cash collection updates and customer balance updates.

I’m married, have a grown up stepdaughter.

Hobbies: I live and breathe Eurovision and enjoy watching Women’s Football. I’m a season ticket holder for Man United Women. I’m a fan of True Crime Podcasts, I love to travel, hike, swim and eat!
Pets: I have a gorgeous niece in the form of a Black Lab called Aria, who lives with my sister in Belfast.

DIRECT DIAL: 01942 409612
TEAM PHONE: 01942 707709 (option 5)

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Financial Planning Analyst

Kane Le

I joined Dolce in April 2023.
I’ve worked in various finance roles for 9 years in the engineering services sector, starting as an apprentice.

Pets: I have 2 cats, Mischief and Luna
Hobbies: Walking my cats (yes, I’m a nutter), Hiking, cooking, roller skating.

DIRECT DIAL: 07384 510607


Office manager

Iris Hyde

I have worked for Dolce since 2001, I deal with various aspects of accounts and payroll.

Hobbies: Gardening, DIY and walking.

DIRECT DIAL: 01942 409621


Accounts Assistant

Sarah Hyde

I joined in April 2014.

I’m involved with purchase ledger and ad hoc tasks. 

Hobbies: Joinery, Video Games, Plants and Walking.

DIRECT DIAL: 01942 912388



Financial Assistant

Bridget Carroll

Joined in April 2023.  I have always worked in Finance in various industries,  I am involved with the billing, posting cash and currently expenses.

I’m married with two grown up sons. 

Hobbies:  I enjoy socialising with family and friends and reading.
Pets: We have a female cat for some female energy, so I don’t feel quite so outnumbered living with three messy men.

DIAL: 01942 707709


Management Accountant

Denise Houghton

I joined Dolce in late January 2023 on a temporary contract and joined permanently in March 2023, I’ve worked in finance for over 15 years in various roles and industries.

I’m from Derry in N. Ireland originally, but have lived in St.helens for over 20 years. I have a 6 year old daughter, called Ellie.

Pets: We have 2 cats, Max and Rosie
: I’m a regular camper and family festival goer, I enjoy watching live comedy and going to concerts, unfortunately I’m a bit too old for the mosh pit these days.




Finance Assistant

Leanne Higham

I’m the newbie having recently just joined Dolce at the end of August 2023. I have worked within finance for over 6 years in various roles and industries.

Hobbies: I’m a huge Manchester United fan and I love football. I am a season ticket holder for Manchester United women and have been since 2018. I go to the gym regularly, go running and play 7 a side football. I also like to go to music concerts.
Favourite food: Italian & Indian I can’t just pick one!



Payroll Team Leader

Carl Hackney

I joined in July 2023, so I’m very new to the world of Dolce, but have been in payroll for over 15 years across a number of sectors. Away from Payroll, I am a qualified Level 2 Fitness Instructor, class teacher & Personal Trainer.
I have a young son who keeps me very busy and is my biggest achievement in life.

Favourite Food: Pizza & Indian are my top 2
Hobbies: I am sports mad and follow Liverpool Football Club & Warrington Wolves Rugby League. My dream is to have paddock tickets for any high profile Formula 1 race weekend venue (Monaco or Las Vegas ideally)

DIRECT DIAL: 01942 409626



Senior Payroll Assistant

Jo Smith

I joined Dolce in January 2023 and I have worked in the ‘World of Payroll’ for 30+ years in various industries.

I have one grown up son and I’m in a relationship.

Hobbies: I love to socialise, go to the theatre, travel and go swimming.

DIRECT DIAL: 01942 834446


Payroll Clerk

Yas Benfedda

I joined Dolce in June 2022 and have been working in payroll for the last 5 years.  

Hobbies: I am a big sports fan, mainly Football, Boxing and UFC. If I am not working then I’m doing some sort of sporting activity.

DIRECT DIAL: 01942409625