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An artist impression of one of the new catering facilities on Waterside Campus from Holman Group Ltd

CH&Co joins the University of Northampton as catering partner

CH&Co Group has been awarded a three-year catering and hospitality contract, worth £12 million in turnover at the University of Northampton.

CH&Co is providing catering and hospitality services at the food and drink outlets on the original campuses, extending to the new facilities on Waterside Campus, which is to open in August 2018.  The catering portfolio features nine outlets, including restaurants, cafés, hospitality services, vending and all soft services at a 32-bed hotel, which provides a live training venue for hospitality and tourism students. CH&Co will also refurbish Newton Café on Avenue Campus to bring it up to the high standards of the new facilities.

Following a competitive tender, CH&Co was awarded the contract due to its expertise and proven adaptability in large-scale retail catering, appealing menus that encourage healthy and sustainable choices, on-trend food concepts, and innovative sustainability initiatives shone through and secured the partnership.

The partnership has established a three-year sustainability plan that includes: initiatives to significantly reduce single-use plastics, such as removing plastic straws and giving every student a reusable cup; maximising all possible recycling opportunities, such as food waste, coffee grounds, disposable cups and effective waste sorting; using electric vehicles on campus; responsible sourcing that supports local suppliers and producers; and proactively promoting healthy and sustainable meal choices.

Charles Willoughby, Business Development Director for CH&Co Group, said: “We’re very excited to be working with the University of Northampton. The new partnership strengthens our position in the higher education market, and we certainly mean business! The university is a dynamic, inclusive and forward-thinking establishment that really resonates with our own culture.  Quite rightly, we’ve created a bespoke catering and hospitality offer that reflects its innovative vision and sustainability focus and will enhance the students’ university experiences.  Every university is different, both physically and culturally.  There really isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach for this market and as we continue to grow our footprint in the higher education sector, we will do so with relevant individual offers and strong partnerships.” 

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