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From left to right: Dan Kelly, Clive Hetherington, and Mark Philpott

Savore secures first contract win and new business investors

Independent workplace dining provider, Savore, which was launched by respected career chef-turned-operator Dan Kelly at the end of 2022, has won its first contract, secured further finance to develop, and strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of a Non-Executive Chairman.

New to London’s workplace dining scene, Savore has won a five-year contract with a leading global consultant’s UK head office. Savore provides a full hospitality service package including a restaurant, café, and premium barista coffee service in addition to bespoke events and hospitality for the 1,350 employees, their clients, and guests at the company’s UK head office.

Commenting on the new contract, Kelly said: “I could not have dreamt of a better start to Savore’s journey – to work with a business renowned for being market leaders with a highly creative approach and dedication to high standards. The company’s belief that our innovative way of working, creativity and flexibility – delivered by a talented team – is aligned with our client’s principles and is the most incredible compliment we could receive. We look forward to providing their teams with a personal service and the most-delicious, modern, seasonal food for many years to come.”

The news coincides with the announcement that Kelly has secured investment from the co-founders of Vacherin, Mark Philpott and Clive Hetherington. Philpott has also been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Savore to help Kelly grow the business.

Commenting on the new leadership team, Kelly, who was the former Deputy Managing Director and Director of Food for Vacherin said: “I couldn’t be more delighted to have attracted Mark and Clive as investors in the business to help Savore grow. The depth of their joint market knowledge and experience in creating an industry-leading brand from the ground up will make a significant mark on Savore’s development. The investment will put Savore in a strong position to grow, and, importantly, ensure that we retain our founding values along the way.”

Philpott commented: “I have great respect for Dan and his strategy for Savore, and I look forward to supporting him and his team to make Savore the ‘go-to’ provider of quality, bespoke dining solutions in London.”

Hetherington added: “Mark and I have confidence in Dan’s business plan, his ability – and that of his team – to succeed, particularly given the clear gap in the London market for the service he is offering. We are both delighted that we have been able to invest at this early stage to support such an exciting new business.”


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