Independent caterer, Bartlett Mitchell, has announced an 11 per cent increase in turnover for the period ending 31st October 2017.
The company, now recording a £39 million overall turnover, has also posted a 42 per cent growth in pre-tax profit – rising from £619,000 to £885,000.
Growth has been entirely organic at the company, which has on average grown by more than 10 per cent each year over the last seven years, and doubled turnover from £19 million since 2013.
Over the last year Bartlett Mitchell has secured significant contracts across the UK, including major wins with Man Group and global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. It has also maintained its 98 per cent contract retention rate.
As the company has expanded it has also continued to invest in its people, employing more than 750 team members across its operations.
Bartlett Mitchell launched a major new Leadership programme, introduced a BM mentoring scheme, and developed its BM FOODIE awards and first Barista Championships during the reporting period. It also retained its ‘Best Companies To Work For’ one-star status.
As well as its major contract wins, the company can attribute its growth to the roll-out of new concepts such as Food To Go and Health Kitchen and extending its vegan and vegetarian food offers. It has also seen its ethically and sustainable Perkee Coffee brand reach the 500,000 sales milestone.
This year Bartlett Mitchell also launched its BM Inc programme, which offers opportunities to new talent and businesses coming through the supply chain.
Wendy Bartlett, founder and chair, Bartlett Mitchell, said: “We have had another incredible year and I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve achieved. Our growth isn’t just about winning new business. We are seeing so much innovation, passion and creativity coming through our teams on a daily basis, and it’s clear that we have a really superb foundation that helps us succeed.”
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