BaxterStorey has won a five-year contract with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to become the new hospitality provider at its £32 million Heart of the Campus redevelopment.
Following the completion of the state-of-the-art redevelopment, which provides new learning and social spaces for students and staff, the University had requirements for a new model of delivering catering services.
Commencing in May, the contract will see BaxterStorey providing students, staff and visitors with fulfilling, healthy choices using sustainable, local and seasonal produce at the new and renovated dining facilities at the city centre campus.
BaxterStorey will also work in partnership to deliver the University’s commitment to sustainability and waste minimisation, and to support health and wellbeing initiatives. Opportunities will also be made available for student employment and engagement with the creation of a Student Engagement Ambassador programme and a Graduate Trainee Programme, both of which will help to enhance the student experience at GCU.
Speaking about awarding the contract to BaxterStorey, Gerry Milne, Chief Financial Officer and Vice-Principal Infrastructure, said:
“BaxterStorey impressed with its commitment to sourcing locally, producing fresh food, competitive pricing, and its approach to student engagement. Our £32million redevelopment has transformed the look and feel of our city centre campus and we are delighted to facilitate the very best in catering services for our students, staff and visitors.”
Jeremy Wood, Regional Managing Director of BaxterStorey, added:
“We understand the complexities of providing hospitality services for universities – ensuring staff, students and visitors alike are provided with fresh and nutritious food that’s convenient and a great source of energy, conducive to productivity and learning. We are delighted to be working with Glasgow Caledonian University and look forward to surprising and delighting our customers with delicious seasonal menus and great service.”
Staff employed by GCU’s current catering providers Cordia, an Arm’s Length External Operation (ALEO) of Glasgow City Council, will be given the opportunity to transfer to BaxterStorey, under TUPE regulations.
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