November 2018

New contract win for caterer Wilson Vale

27/11/2018 08:11
Independent caterer Wilson Vale has won a brand new contract with Lane End Conference Centre (Buckinghamshire) worth an estimated £750,000 a year.

Adding to its conference portfolio, Wilson Vale kick-started the one-year contract on 15 September, serving around 150 people-a-day breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as ‘extensive hospitality services’.

Managing director Alan Beddie said: “(Wilson Vale’s) portfolio of quality venues...

Warwick Racecourse introduces ‘eco’ cups

27/11/2018 06:11
Warwick Racecourse has replaced single-used plastic cups with an ‘environmentally responsible’ eco-cup, as of last week (21 November).

The new initiative enables visitors to reuse their cup ‘time and time again,’ and forms part of parent company, The Jockey Club’s, aim to become zero waste to landfill by 2020 and Warwick Town Council’s drive to be plastic free by 2020.

Green champion for Jockey Club Catering at Warwick...

BaxterStorey names 2018 barista champion

27/11/2018 06:11
An ‘intense’ live final saw hospitality provider BaxterStorey crown Cathy Naert (of AXA, Belgium) the winner of its 2018 Barista Championships.

After beating 15 other baristas from across England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brussels in last week’s (22 November) semi-final, Naert secured her spot in the final, which took place on the same day, before going on to be crowned this year’s winner.

Showcasing her ‘creative flair and...

UKHospitality ‘working with’ government to ban junk food advertising

26/11/2018 08:11
UKHospitality has responded to Mayor Sadiq Khan’s announcement (23 November) that all junk food advertising will be banned across the Transport for London (TfL) network from 25 February 2019.

Claiming hospitality operators “share the public’s support for calorie, salt and sugar reduction and promoting healthy attitudes to food and drink,” chief executive Kate Nicholls explained: “This is why the sector is working collaboratively with Government, the Mayor’s office and public health...

Graysons secures £7.5m contract at Wakehurst

26/11/2018 06:11
Independent caterer, Graysons, has secured the catering contract at Wakehurst, run by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with services set to commence on January 4.

The contract is worth in excess of £7.5million in revenue over the initial five-year contract term.

Simona Oproiu, business development director at Graysons, said: “We are delighted to welcome Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden, to our portfolio.

“It is a remarkable location and...

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