Formed in 2004 by Louise Wymer and Kevin Cannon, Catering Academy provides a wide range of catering and ancillary services for the business and industry, education and healthcare sectors. The company operates on a national level and works with a significant number of Blue Chip organisations.
The acquisition forms part of the the Group’s strategy to grow its catering division and will enable Servest to expand and develop its presence in the education sector.
Servest says it initially approached Catering Academy in 2015, believing the dynamic catering company would be a good cultural fit, as both parties share aligned values, such as passion for excellent service and the belief in human partnerships to create mutual success.
Rob Legge, group chief executive officer UK and Europe at Servest, commented:
“The acquisition of Catering Academy forms a part of Servest’s growth strategy and will help develop our already successful catering division. This decision demonstrates our commitment to boosting the Group’s footprint in the education sector and will enable us to offer additional expertise to our clients. I look forward to working with Catering Academy’s senior management team on assimilating the business into the Group.”
Both Cannon, Wymer and the senior management team will remain in place to ensure a smooth transition.
Last week, Servest announced its acquisition of building services contractor, Arthur Mckay.