Bright Futures Educational Trust has awarded the company a £5m catering contract.
Independents by Sodexo has announced the retention of contracts at five prestigious independent schools from London up to Edinburgh.
The caterer has announced some senior leadership changes as it looks to expand its regional presence.
Six new apprentices, aged 16 to 18, have been appointed and undergone their induction to a new apprentice academy.
The contract caterer has announced three new senior appointments as part of its future growth strategy.
New research shows year-on-year sales down on 2019 levels in the second quarter of 2022 as cost pressures mounted.
Compass Group UK & Ireland has acquired Equinoxe Solutions which will be merged into the group’s Foodbuy procurement business.
The specialist catering operation has successfully extended its partnership with the Leicester Grammar School Trust for a further 10 years.
The three-year deal sees Elior providing staff catering at Tennent Caledonian Breweries’ Wellpark site in Glasgow.
The venue specialist has won an 11-year contract with Fulham Football Club at its new Fulham Pier development.
Compass Group UK & Ireland’s independent school catering division reports it has added a record number of schools to its estate.
Independents by Sodexo has been appointed to deliver catering and hospitality services for a further five years.
Home to Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors, the DW Stadium now boasts modern hospitality, conference and events spaces, thanks to a £1m investment from the venue partner.
The five-year extension covers The Valley stadium and Sparrows Lane training ground.
Unprecedented pressure on supply chains has led to food buyers in the UK’s biggest organisations reporting a 60% increase in food waste over the last six months.
Subsidised food and beverages could be key to bringing employees back to the workplace, especially during the cost-of-living crisis.
Levy UK + Ireland, the sports and hospitality division of Compass Group UK & I, has announced a five-year extension to its current contract with The O2 arena.
Compass Group’s procurement business extends its reach with e-foods’ purchase-to-pay solutions and supply chain management expertise.
Elior UK has been selected as stadium caterer following a rigorous tender process.
Independents by Sodexo has marked its 15-year partnership with the leading independent day and boarding school with the award of a new seven-year contract.
The independent caterer is the first contract catering business in the UK to become B Corp certified, reinforcing a purpose-led approach to doing business.
Contract caterer Elior UK is trialling the use of robotic food delivery technology to increase efficiency and enhance customer service.
Levy UK + I, Compass Group’s sports and entertainment division, has signed with Rangers Football Club to provide matchday food and beverage services at Ibrox Stadium.
Sodexo Live! helped to welcome 275,000 racegoers to the first full-scale meet since 2019.
During May, ISS Education engaged 4,000 pupils in schools nationwide in gardening and plant-based food activities.
The group’s Stop Hunger Foundation is extending its work with food redistribution charity The Bread and Butter Thing.
The contract caterer is backing The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation’s first clinical trial to help achieve its mission ‘to make allergies history’.
Sodexo has strengthened its 25-year relationship with Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust by taking on the catering contract at the women’s hospital.
The caterer has secured a three-year contract with the education charity that sets and marks over half of the GCSE and A-Level exams taken in the UK.
Sales in the contract catering sector are improving but remain well below pre-Covid-19 levels, new research reveals.
The company has been awarded the food services contract for the first and only independent hospital in the City of London.
Karakuri, the leading provider of smart kitchen systems, has launched a certification programme for third-party catering software, products and services.
The hospitality services company has won a four-year contract to provide workplace catering for 650 employees and contractors.
The facilities services company has won a string of RoSPA awards and in catering there’s ‘rising star’ recognition.
BaxterStorey has been awarded a four-year contract with the Wellcome Genome Campus, the research site located in Hinxton, near Cambridge.
The Compass catering division has been awarded a new contract with Scouts Scotland at the Scout Adventures facility in Lochgoilhead, Argyll.
The facilities services group has teamed up with US food recovery and distribution company Goodr to divert excess food to local charities.
Food and drink producers from across Scotland have successfully won places in Sodexo’s new Supplier Development Programme to help them enter foodservice markets.
Today marks the start of a week that aims to support lasting change in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal of halving global food waste by 2030.
Contract catering sales saw a modest recovery in the last quarter of 2021, but Covid-19 concerns continued to hold them well below pre-pandemic levels.
The catering group has launched its new contract at Abbey Stadium, the home of Cambridge United Football Club.
The caterer has been named sole provider for BT’s 56 sites across the UK plus selected Openreach sites.
The Healthy Futures Partnership was formed following research conducted by Sodexo in partnership with Business in the Community.
The facilities services group has also undertaken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the food it serves globally by 25% by 2030.
Chartwells Universities has signed a 10-year agreement valued at £58m to overhaul the catering facilities at Swansea University.
The catering group’s Venues business has been appointed catering partner for the City of London site, which is due to reopen in April.
Merlin Entertainments has named Aramark as its food and beverage partner for five locations in the UK and two in the US.
The catering business has announced the launch of a new post-Covid brand strategy.
Somerset County Cricket Club has appointed the caterer on a five-year partnership deal.
The group’s workplace foodservice platform, Feedr, has launched in Scotland.
Vertas Group-owned Churchill Catering has secured a new 10-year contract at High Lodge café in Thetford Forest.
Sodexo has released food sales data showing a month-on-month increase in purchases of both vegan and vegetarian meals.
National Museums NI has awarded a three-year contract to Mount Charles Group company CRAFT Event Co.
Students from 10 universities across the UK have participated in a virtual Dragon's Den-style competition.
The company’s corporate services business has announced a three-year partnership with one of the UK’s longest standing coffee roasters, Origin Coffee.
The pair have launched a pioneering initiative to help revolutionise the access people who have experienced homelessness have to job opportunities across the UK.
Businesses in the food service sector will not achieve carbon net zero goals without urgently turning their attention to the issue of food waste.
Third-quarter sales at leading contract caterers grew by half from 2020 levels as the sector continues its recovery from the pandemic.
The group's events business, Sodexo Live!, will provide catering services at the Olympic Games' athletes village.
The group has announced the launch of a multi-million pound flagship training and development hub in West Midlands.
The northern-based facilities services provider AM Services Group has expanded its service range with the addition of workplace catering.
Compass Group’s premium food and guest services business is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the zoo with a three-year contract extension.
The caterer's new coffee incubator programme will support independent brands aiming to grow their foodservice market presence.
The beers and ciders group has appointed BaxterStorey to deliver catering services at its UK HQ.
On the second annual United Nations awareness day for stopping food loss the services provider confirms prevention of 280 tonnes of waste in the UK.
London Metropolitan University has awarded a new catering and hospitality contract to Gather & Gather.
Food service robots are preparing fresh, personalised lunches for the 4,000 employees returning to the group’s HQ.
The Inspiration Trust deal comes with the possibility of a two-year extension.
Compass UK & Ireland’s sports and hospitality division has announced a contract extension as official catering partner at Chelsea FC.
The new contract covers public and hospitality catering, as well as conference and event sales and catering.
The group’s US business has announced a programme to reduce by 50% all food waste produced in facilities where it provides FM services.
Development teams at Sodexo and its AiP business have revealed how they are taking inspiration from TikTok and Instagram to update the school food offering.
Searcys has been appointed as catering partner for 116 Pall Mall, home to the Institute of Directors in London.
Sales in the contract catering sector grew by more than two-thirds in the second quarter of 2021 as the sector continues its recovery from Covid-19 lockdowns.
The group will provide hospitality services for Henley Royal Regatta 2021 as rowing supporters and crews return to the world-renowned event.
In its first stadium contract, the independent caterer has been appointed by Cambridge United Football Club.
Nottingham Forest Football Club has appointed Levy UK & Ireland as its new catering and hospitality partner ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Birmingham City FC has awarded a five-year contract to the catering specialist.
Birmingham Diocesan Multi Academy Trust has awarded Sodexo the £1.3m a year catering contract for its 18 academy schools.
The Compass Group business has secured a contract extension as official hospitality provider for The Championships at Wimbledon.
The FM group’s catering divisions have saved 227,366 kilos of vegetables from going to waste in the last 18 months.
Workplace wellbeing will be more important to organisations than product and service innovation, according to research conducted by Bartlett Mitchell.
Restaurant Associates has secured the contract to provide catering and hospitality services at the museum network’s key London site.
Anglesey County Council has awarded a five-year contract to Compass Group’s schools catering and support services division.
Royal Mail has reappointed Compass Group’s workplace foodservice division, extending a relationship that stretches back 22 years.
A new five-year contract covers multiple food outlets at multiple sites for New City College.
The move sees the launch of the business in Ireland and the opening of a new cloud kitchen in Dublin.
Modern Recipe, one of the company’s biggest global brands, was awarded gold and the overall Grand Prix title at the recent DBA Effectiveness Awards.
Watford FC has named Compass Group’s sports and hospitality division as its new catering and hospitality partner.
Newbury Racecourse has selected Levy UK + I, Compass Group's sports and hospitality division, as its official catering and hospitality partner.
Compass Group UK & Ireland’s sports and leisure division has secured contract renewals with two major clients.
Compass Group UK and Ireland’s flexible food tech platform has expanded its suite of office catering solutions to service employees working from home.
The group has joined a global trade union federation for workers throughout the food chain in signing a declaration of intent on health and safety.
The hard services provider has emerged from a competitive tender process with a new contract in the City of London.
ISS has thrown its support behind this week’s campaign, which aims to create lasting change and deliver against the UN Sustainable Development Goal of halving food waste by 2030.
Sodexo is teaming up with WRAP, the sustainable resource use charity, to tackle food waste and help save the planet.
The venue catering specialist has been appointed on a seven-year contract at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
The bespoke contract caterer has introduced a flexible offer to support businesses as they start planning the post-Covid return to the office.
The group has replicated its pandemic-driven UK strategy in the US market.
Mosaic is a subscription-based contract catering and front-of-house services model offering flexible solutions in a post-Covid workplace.
Hertfordshire’s Breakspear Park has appointed The Balanced Food Co. to provide catering services across its multi-tenanted site.
Oundle School has awarded a new catering contract to Independents by Sodexo following an extensive tendering and evaluation process.
The company's Independents by Sodexo business has extended its long-standing catering services contract with Eton End School for a further 15 years.
Investment in the London-based delivered-in office food services provider will allow Sodexo to grow new digital-enabled and consumer-focused services.
The soft services specialist has won a new contract with the Irish Department of Health.
Westbury Street Holdings has added Bartlett Mitchell to its assembly of catering brands, which also includes BaxterStorey.
Forward Together has been created to support, mentor and help up-skill members of the team who have been made redundant or face the prospect of redundancy.
The Compass Group’s food procurement business has extended its membership of Social Enterprise UK’s corporate challenge for a further three years.
Sodexo has extended its partnership with Solent University in Southampton, following a competitive re-tender of the catering and hospitality services contract.
The Food Services arm of ISS UK has unveiled a refreshed health and wellbeing strategy, created to support its customers in staying well this winter.
The independent catering firm has been appointed to provide café, hospitality and free-issue services for up to 800 customers at The Belmont Building in Uxbridge.
Aberdeen Football Club has awarded its stadium catering contract to BaxterStorey.
The services provider is teaming up with food technology expert Dynamify to support the implementation of digital retail and hospitality across its sites in the UK.
The Good Eating Company has launched Good Eating Delivered, a new workplace food delivery solution.
The Compass Group business has been appointed to provide hospitality and catering services at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire.
Bartlett Mitchell has developed the new service to support clients looking for temporary food solutions during the post-lockdown period.
Sodexo has supported its client the Defence Infrastructure Organisation with the introduction of a new concept at the tri-service station in Hampshire.
More than 20 leading companies and individuals from the food service sector have joined forces to launch Food Service Circle.
Independent business and industry caterer Houston & Hawkes has become a Living Wage Employer following accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation.
Working together, the catering services group and the anti-food waste campaigner have saved more than 172 tonnes of food through the lockdown period.
London caterer Vacherin has published its predictions for the future workplace and its proposals for a more fluid and flexible approach to catering.
Sodexo's Alliance in Partnership business has been appointed to provide catering services to seven schools.
ISS Food Services has introduced Simply MADE, a food offering tailored to the post-lockdown 'new normal' world.
The Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust has awarded the catering contract for its portfolio of primary academy schools to Sodexo.
Bartlett Mitchell has launched a web-based Covid Info Hub, a portal providing access to support and information ahead of the reopening of the hospitality sector.
The caterer has announced the launch of new technology enabling customers to order food straight to their desks, minimising the risk of transmitting coronavirus.
ISS has been selected to provide catering services to 38 primary schools and nurseries in south London.
Compass Group UK and Ireland has acquired Feedr in a move to accelerate its digital transformation.
Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced a series of new initiatives to support its clients, its communities and its people through their safe return to work.
The catering services group has completed a refinancing and fundraise with its existing lenders and shareholders.
The mobile ordering platform aims to bring operations in line with 'the digital age' and the needs of the post-coronavirus workplace.
Grazing Catering has announced the launch of Desk Dine, a new service designed specifically to meet post-lockdown physical distancing guidelines.
Here's some good news. The London catering specialist has turned in a set of strong results for its final full year as an independent.
Workplace takeaways, shift-based lunches and more pre-ordering are all likely to be part of a new service pattern when the covid-19 lockdown period has passed.
Compass Group UK & Ireland's specialist provider of catering to the education sector has launched a partnership with the youth sports charity, supporting 11-25 year olds.
In March London caterer Fooditude closed down its production kitchen, only to re-open it at the beginning of April with a new purpose.
Over the past year Sodexo has seen its contract at Project Allenby/Connaught significantly increase with the addition of seven new catering outlets to accommodate 4,000 more Army personnel.
Southampton Football Club has reached an agreement in principle with Gather & Gather to enter into a new catering and events partnership.
In its latest move, the rapidly growing caterer has brought London specialist Vacherin into the group.
Independent business and industry caterer Houston & Hawkes has announced the appointment of David Steel as director of food.
The support services group has won a four-year catering services contract with Maynooth University in Kildare, Ireland.
RA Venues has secured the contract to provide hospitality and catering services at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.
The independent catering and hospitality business has announced an operational restructure, including a series of senior-level promotions.
Leith's has secured a five-year extension to its contract at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.
The London contract catering specialist is reporting five contract wins, worth a total of £19m.
Nottingham City Council's school catering service has beaten leading private sector operators to win a tender for four new contracts based in its neighbour to the west.
Central Hall Westminster, central London's largest conference venue, has turned to independent supplier Green & Fortune.
The catering specialist has been appointed to provide services for students and staff at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.
Sodexo is lending its support to healthy-eating resolutions, giving customers a helping hand by encouraging the uptake of plant-based meals.
The catering services group is teaming up with a specialist to monitor the carbon footprint of the food it serves with a view to reducing environmental impacts.
Transport for London has awarded the services group a four-year, 26-site catering contract.
The catering services group has been appointed by Ireland's national public media organisation on a seven-year contract.
The rapidly growing catering group has secured a five-year extension of its meetings and events contract with the Royal College of Physicians in London.
The group saw full-year revenue up 8.8% with organic growth of 6.4%, well above target.
The NEC Group's catering business has revealed its best food waste figures to date as it puts an emphasis on sustainability at its venues.
Given a "supportive trading environment", total turnover in the sector could top £12bn by 2022.
A new report flags up five areas where changing workplace demography means new demands and expectations for caterers.
The foodservice sector needs to do more to showcase the commercial value social enterprises can bring to workplace clients, according to a roundtable organised by Bartlett Mitchell.
Brentford Football Club has appointed Levy UK as official food and hospitality partner for its new stadium.
The rapidly growing caterer has strengthened its operations team with three new appointments.
Compass UK & Ireland's sports and venues business, Levy UK, has secured an extension to its contract with premiership rugby club Northampton Saints.
Compass UK & Ireland's education business has secured a new seven-year contract with Middlesex University.
Sodexo is working with leading conservation organisation WWF-UK to encourage students at universities across the UK and Ireland to choose foods that are more sustainable and have a lower environmental impact.
Peyton & Byrne has secured a £6m contract to handle events, hospitality and retail services at the north London site.
The Belfast-headquartered catering and facilities services company has won a seven-year contract with Griffith College, Dublin.
The independent catering group has added Company of Cooks to its stable, just a few weeks after acquiring Mitie's catering business.
Scottish Rugby has extended its relationship with catering and hospitality services provider Elior, taking the end date out to 2031.
The UK's largest independent foodservice provider has partnered with Pearson Business School to launch a new degree apprenticeship scheme.
Grazing, the workplace and venue food company, has announced the acquisition of Purple Grape Catering as part of a move to strengthen its offer to businesses across London.
Annual accounts for the catering services group covering the financial year ending 31 December 2018 show turnover up to £286m.
The services company has won a three-year extension to its long-standing cleaning contract with George Watson's College.
Mitie has announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its catering and hospitality business to CH&CO for up to £85m in cash.
Mitie's catering business has opened a new in-store café for Primark at the Braehead Shopping Centre in Glasgow, the store's first café.
The group's catering division is reporting over £800k worth of new school meals contracts in recent weeks, plus more than £630k of contracts renewed in the same period.
The services group has secured the catering contract with City, a University of London institution, and at the same time extended it to include the Cass Business School.
Elior UK has started on a five-year catering contract with Warrington Wolves Rugby Football Club at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Mark Davies, managing director of ISS Food Services, has won the Roger Davis Outstanding Achievement Award at the LACA Awards for Excellence 2019 for his significant contribution to the school meals industry.
The group's specialist workplace dining business, The Good Eating Company, has opened Café GEC at the Northern & Shell building on Lower Thames Street, serving both building tenants and the public.
Sodexo Energy & Resources has been awarded three new FM contracts, worth a combined £6.5m a year.
Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre has awarded the catering services company a seven-year deal worth over £12m.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Cricket, Football and Athletics have awarded a 15-year contract to Sodexo.
Sodexo has been named as exclusive provider of catering and hospitality services for Ospreys Rugby at Swansea's Liberty Stadium.
Mitie's specialist venue catering business has been awarded a three-year contract to provide services at The Valley, Charlton Athletic Football Club's stadium in London.
Swansea City Football Club has signed Sodexo for a multi-year catering and hospitality contract at Liberty Stadium.
Compass Group has signed an agreement to acquire Fazer Food Services, which operates in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
The catering group has won the contract to manage 20 of Renault's sites in France for the next three years following an 18-month tender process.
Levy UK, the Compass venue catering specialist, will overhaul the match day and non-match day services at the rugby club's Welford Road Stadium in a deal that begins 1 June.
Bennett Hay has been appointed to help shape, manage and innovate the food, service and guest experience at the property group's new Storey Club in its Paddington Central campus.
The Compass Group's specialist venue catering business has secured a four-year extension to its contract with Chelsea Football Club.
The support services group has announced plans to deploy new technology at 3,000 sites worldwide within the next year.
The group's new brand targets the needs of employees in manufacturing and data centre environments.
Sodexo's workplace dining specialist, the Good Eating Company, has been appointed to provide catering and front of house services for global asset management group GAM Investments.
Levy UK, the Compass group's venue specialist, has been appointed as food and hospitality provider at Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium.
Compass UK & Ireland's food procurement business has extended its contract with the colleges of the University of Oxford in a deal worth £60m over the next five years.
Mitie's catering business has won its first FEHE sector contract, a long-term deal to handle student and staff catering and hospitality across four campuses.
The independent caterer has announced that in its second full year under a new management structure, turnover increased by 33% to £26.2m, far exceeding the predicted 20%.
Independents by Sodexo, the group's specialist catering division, has been awarded a five-year contract to manage services at The King's School in Chester, a leading co-educational day school.
Creativevents, Mitie's specialist outdoor catering business, has been awarded the contract for all hospitality services at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, taking place in July.
The independent caterer has announced that it is to merge its Scottish business with Inspire Catering, a niche service provider based in Stirling with operations across Scotland.
The Sodexo-owned specialist has won the contract to operate catering and hospitality services at Perth Racecourse.
Atalian Servest Group's specialist B&I catering division, Angel Hill Food Co, has committed to removing single-use plastics, kick-starting the initiative at two of its largest sites.
CH&CO has been appointed on a £10m deal at Harrogate Convention Centre, covering catering and hospitality services for the conference, exhibition, event and entertainment venue.
Alliance in Partnership, the Birmingham-based specialist education caterer, is now part of the Sodexo group.
The specialist London caterer has announced the promotion of Dan Kelly, previously director of food, to the role of deputy managing director, food & operations.
Hospitality specialist BaxterStorey has appointed Mack Allan as regional managing director for the South West and Wales in a move to strengthen its presence in this growing region.
Those are the major driving forces in an increasingly diverse food service management sector, according to the latest industry report.
The group's Radish catering division has made a series of new appointments following a number of contract wins.
ISS Healthcare has been awarded a retail and patient catering contract with Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, one of the largest mental health trusts in England.
The Norse Group says it has secured new contracts each month of its latest financial year and demand for catering and cleaning services has "never been so strong".
As part of its commitment to prevent unnecessary food waste, Sodexo has launched its own initiative to help reduce the volume of grade B fruit and vegetables being thrown away or left to rot.
The support services group has won a seven-year catering contract renewal at Belfast International Airport.
Private equity investor Blackstone has acquired the National Exhibition Centre Group, the live events venue operator, including its catering business Amadeus.
The services group has joined forces with specialty coffee provider Taylor St Baristas to launch a global world-class quality coffee programme, putting baristas at the heart of its coffee offer.
The facilities services group has signed new business worth over £877k and taken on its first contract in Peterborough.
ISS has been awarded the contract to provide catering services to Wigan's Hawkley Hall High School, an over-subscribed, outstanding, mixed secondary school with over 1000 students.
The Good Eating Company, a Sodexo business focused on workplace catering, has won a significant contract with financial services group Nomura.
Sodexo has won a five-year, £2.8m catering contract extension with Quaerere Academy Trust in Sandwell, West Midlands.
ISS Food and Hospitality Ireland has signed up to an innovative grading system with the Irish Heart Foundation, introducing a new award scheme for staff restaurants.
LTS Catering, a Leicestershire County Council business, has been appointed to deliver services to eight schools in Leicester, Cambridgeshire and Derbyshire.
Atalian Servest's specialist catering division successfully secured more than £21m in new business in the nine-month period running up to the end of its financial year in June.
The institute has published an updated good practice guide for individuals who are responsible for, or are looking to source, catering services for their workplace.
The services group has landed a five-year catering contract with Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
The FM manager has introduced the social enterprise Change Please to its Grant Thornton client sites.
The caterer has been selected to provide services at the museum's landmark site in London, filling the void left by the collapse of the previous supplier.
Olive Catering Services has secured a three-year contract at St George's Park, the Football Association's national centre.
You can't get much more iconic than this: Sodexo, which is headquartered in the French capital of course, has been appointed to manage multiple restaurants at the Eiffel Tower.
Elior UK has secured a five-year, five-site food and drink contract with the aerospace group.
Sodexo has won a £60m contract with Coventry University to supply catering and hospitality services.
Compass UK & Ireland's specialist catering business, White Oaks, has signed a contract with RMBI Care to provide services at 12 sites across the UK.
The Ipswich-based FM services provider has completed the acquisition of Churchill Catering Limited, an independent operator based in Bury St Edmunds.
The Elior Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bateman Community Living from Compass.
The London-based caterer has won a five-year contract with the UK's biggest commercial broadcaster.
Food and drink at the University of Sunderland is set for a total regeneration after the university awarded a 10-year contract to Elior UK.
Wasps Group has agreed a long-term strategic partnership covering catering and hospitality services at the multi-purpose Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Compass Group UK & Ireland's specialist catering business has won a three-year contract with Merlin Entertainments which offers visitors the opportunity to take tea with the Queen (sort of).
At an event held in London last week the hospitality services provider celebrated the success of staff completing its Graduate Programme and Advanced Management Programme.
British fashion and lifestyle brand Jack Wills has appointed the mid-size, independent caterer to deliver a range of services at its new West London corporate headquarters.
The catering services provider has won a five-year contract with the Royal College of Anaesthetists at its headquarters in Holborn, London.
Catering and services group Elior has published a new policy setting out a wide-ranging plan of action to tackle single-use plastic across all operations.
Sodexo in the UK and Ireland has banned the purchase of all plastic straws and stirrers, and committed to phasing out single-use plastic bags and polystyrene foam cups, lids and food containers by 2020.
The services group has signed a franchise partnership with juice bar and beverage specialist Crussh to introduce the high-street brand to its retail offer across the UK and Ireland.
The catering group has unveiled a simplified structure that will operate across the UK under the same name and with a new brand identity that clearly defines the marketplaces in which it is operating.
Mitie's catering business has banned plastic straws from its 276 sites across the UK and Ireland, marking the latest stage of its campaign to remove single-use plastics across its operations.
The services group has been appointed to deliver catering for the Glasgow 2018 European Rowing Championships and European Triathlon Championships, part of the new multi-sport Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
CH&Co Group has won the three-year catering and hospitality contract valued at over £12m.
Creativevents, Mitie's specialist outdoor catering business, has been awarded a contract to provide bar and food services at the late May Bank Holiday music bash.
The facilities services provider has been awarded a new contract to deliver catering services at Norwich University of Arts.
The London-based independently-owned contract caterer has reported a rise in annual turnover for the 15th consecutive year, up 15% for FY2017 to £19.7m.
The independent caterer has announced the details of new contracts covering a range of services and all won in competition.
Wellspring Academy Trust, a multi-academy trust operating in Yorkshire and the Humber region, has awarded a three-year catering and hospitality contract to the services group.
Lexington Catering has moved into the multi-site retail market following an appointment to deliver food and drink services at 43 Virgin Active clubs across the UK.
The independent caterer has been appointed at three sites in a contracts package worth more than £6m.
In-house isn't always an attractive alternative. Cambridgeshire County Council has concluded that its own service supply operation can't compete in an increasingly tough market.
Elior UK has secured a three-year catering contract with The Famous Grouse Experience at the historic Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, Perthshire.
Trinity College Dublin has appointed Sodexo to deliver catering services on a contract valued at £1m per year.
The independent caterer has timed its new awards scheme to coincide with the 100th anniversary of women being given the right to vote.
ISS has reorganised in pursuit of a new strategic vision: to be one of the true premier leading players in the food service sector.
Levy UK, Compass Group's sports, leisure and hospitality business, has secured a five-year catering services contract at the Goodwood estate.
The NEC Group's catering business has come first in the race for a £2.5m contract at Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse.
Richard Cousins, his two sons, his fiancée and her daughter all lost their lives in the New Year's eve tragedy, along with their seaplane pilot.
The catering and support services company has launched two new coffee brands in an effort to recapture some of the market share that has been taken be high street coffee chains in recent years.
The catering group has won a new contract with TechnipFMC Umbilicals Ltd, supplier of specialist equipment used in on-shore, off-shore and sub-sea environments.
Education catering specialist Alliance in Partnership has acquired a complementary business, the Kent-based Contract Dining Company, with the aim of expanding its reach in the South East.
CH&Co Group has merged with events catering and services company Concerto Group.
The service provider has launched a new partnership with grab-and-go food chain EAT as part of its contract with the nationwide retailer.
The London caterer has invited foodservice companies to forget competing and instead unite around an issue with considerable potential benefits for the industry, its suppliers and customers.
The annual food service management report puts a value of £35bn on the sector in 2016 and forecasts growth in both the short and medium term despite the unprecedented change caused by Brexit.
In its end of year statement the support services group said that revenue was up modestly for the 12 months to 31 August, while net profit rose 13%.
CH&Co Group's specialist venue and visitor attraction catering business has secured a five-year extension of its contract with Historic Royal Palaces.
Sodexo has struck a £523m deal to acquire the specialist provider of food and beverage, merchandise and hospitality services at sports facilities, convention centres and entertainment sites in the US, UK, Canada and Spain.
Churchill Services Group has relaunched its catering operation as Radish with the aim of being different, both in food services and in how the business operates.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed up Sodexo for a 10-year patient dining and retail services deal.
The University of Oxford has appointed Compass Group UK & Ireland to provide catering and a range of hospitality services at multiple sites across the university estate.
Sodexo has seen its catering contract with the University of London's Birkbeck College renewed for another five years.
The Civil Aviation Authority has awarded a new catering services contract to Kudos, the boutique hospitality and events business.
The Bristol-based caterer has won a five-year contract and will make its debut following completion of the theatre's multi-million pound redevelopment.
Warwickshire County Council has set up its first trading company, and put it in charge of the school meals service across its estate.
The independent caterer has launched BM Inc, a young foodie entrepreneur programme aiming to encourage supplier innovation and help enterprising new talent to flourish.
Sodexo has confirmed the acquisition of the London-based contract caterer with a view to growing its presence in dynamic and competitive big-city markets.
Sixty percent of UK students expect vegan or vegetarian food to be available at their university catering or retail outlets, and 49% expect ‘free-from’ foods.
The catering group has declared the first half of 2017 "very successful", having secured over £58m in new sales and retained business.
The East Anglian-based contract catering firm is reporting an "outstanding" first half of 2017, highlighting a record number of new contract wins.
Apleona has unveiled FoodSpace, its new foodservices offering for customers across the UK and Ireland.
Churchill Services' catering business has won a major contract covering nine sites for Capital City College Group.
Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd has confirmed the award of a three-year catering services contract to the London-based company Kudos.
The catering group has been appointed to support this historic site in the relaunch of its Refectory restaurant and associated services.
Compass Group UK & Ireland has launched the first open-to-all site of its Caffé Dallucci brand, at Solent Business Park in Fareham.
The services group has been appointed on a £30m contract at the new Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.
The popular maritime destination has appointed BaxterStorey to deliver catering and hospitality services.
The venue catering specialist has won a five-year contract at One Moorgate Place in London, HQ of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
BaxterStorey's role as catering services provider has been extended with the opening of the West Wing building at St Cross College.
The Pirbright Institute, the internationally known animal health research centre, has awarded a three-year contract extension to the caterer.
Compass Group UK & Ireland's healthcare division has won a five-year contract to deliver soft FM and retail services to North Middlesex University Hospital Trust.
Levy Restaurants, Compass UK & Ireland's sports, leisure and hospitality business, has signed a new catering partnership with the Zoological Society of London.
Aberdeen Football Club has awarded a three-year catering services contract to Sodexo, extending an existing 23-year relationship.
The independent catering groups have joined forces in a move that they say will enhance their diverse portfolios of specialist businesses and strengthen their combined position in the market.
Sodexo's Green & Lean sustainable meal project was named winner in the Sustainability in Education category at the recent Footprint Awards.
ISS Facility Services UK has signed up to the Courtauld Commitment 2025, the ambitious 10-year voluntary agreement that aims to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable.
Cathy Adamson, Craft Development Chef for Sodexo in Northern Ireland, won the Contract Catering Chef of the Year Award at the Institute of Hospitality NI Awards.
Events of the last year have been instrumental in shaping consumer trends. The speed of change has been remarkable.
The word wellness is everywhere. Type #Wellness into Instagram and you'll find 30 million posts ranging from bowls of green salads, to intense exercise routines, to bottles of activated charcoal. All with a collective 'shine' associated with good health.
How can facilities managers help workers create better lunchtime habits? Nick Hucker has some observations about current trends.
Driven by the phenomenal growth of smart technology over the past decade, the UK is heading towards becoming a largely cash-free society, with people preferring to use alternative and more convenient methods of payment.
With two-thirds of UK consumers recently stating they would boycott brands that lack an ethical conscience, sustainability is an increasingly important issue for facilities managers with CSR targets to meet.
The UK food service industry is changing fast. Competition in the market is stiff, regulation is on the rise, customer expectations are shifting, and like much else in FM there's growing pressure for integrated solutions. Andrew Brown explores the issues.
Coffee has become so firmly embedded in the cultural psyche, many of us simply could not work without it. Jenna Horsnell examines the various hot drinks options available to businesses to ensure workers never go without.
Wan Mak looks at the new regulations, why they are important and the challenges that they are bringing to the foodservice industry.
Christopher Pedersen examines what food options are available to businesses and how facilities managers can make the best choices for their company.
If you're interested in a textbook summary of a highly successful career in catering, from motorway rest-stop dishwasher to MD of a multi-million pound business, Mark Nelson is your man.
The catering industry needs to feed its next generation with knowledge, argues Mike Mellor.
Over the past few years, we have seen an increasing trend for client companies to look to food to lead the sustainably message in the workplace.
Alastair Storey reflects on the first 10 years of BaxterStorey in contract catering and its growing impact in meal provision in private and state schools.
A new generation of workplace consumers is having a big impact on foodservice companies and on their offerings.
Miles Quest writes: Contract catering has come a long way in the last 20 years. But concerns about the effectiveness of public procurement - and the drive for the cheapest price rather than the best value - still worry catering companies.
Andrew Markwell writes: Business intelligence and the art of using it wisely - that is, using data to feedback valuable information into the business - is becoming even more important in the light of rising costs and a tough economic climate.
Elliott Chase writes: Unashamedly a 'boutique' catering operation, Bite has been in the marketplace for less than two years. But business is good - good enough that it can turn away about 50% of the contract opportunities that come its way.
Richard Leeming asks: What do you do when you need to employ a chef but not on a full-time basis? You don't want this professional sitting idle for part of the day while he is still drawing a salary.
Richard Leeming explains why nil subsidy, once a common phrase in the contract catering industry with many clients believing it to be nirvana, fails to deliver.
Creating staff dining facilities for modern business requirements requires the specialist knowledge of a food service consultant to get the right results, as two examples from the telecoms and pharmceutical sectors reveal.
The role of an employer in helping to keep their people healthy at work is a difficult one, and one that can’t be achieved with a didactic approach.
If the workplace is to adapt to the needs of a new generation of staff, then so too must the food options on offer, says Nicola Morris.
Walk into many workplaces and the shared space can resemble more of a high street than an office environment.