Servest Group has won a three-year contract with the BBC to provide catering to 18 locations in the UK.
Under the contract, which is worth £8.5 million a year, 300 staff will provide a full range of catering services for 14,000 of the broadcaster’s staff and their visitors, across 18 locations including landmark sites such as New Broadcasting House and Media Village in London, MediaCityUK in Salford Quays (pictured), Cardiff and Bristol. These range from offices and production facilities to broadcast sites.
The reach of the services extends to 27 outlets including 24/7 staff restaurants, deli bars and Costa Coffee outlets in addition to catering for meetings and green rooms, and for events such as the Commonwealth Games.
Alan Bainbridge, director of the BBC’s facilities management re-procurement project, said:
“We were impressed by all the bids received but the value and local focus offered by Servest Group made it the right choice for this important contract. Having been successful in winning all the procurement lots, the BBC will benefit from both consistency across all sites but local sourcing wherever possible.”
Henry Watts, managing director of Servest Catering, said:
“We are thrilled to have won this major contract with such a prestigious organisation. It is testament to our ability to provide nationwide coverage with a local focus.”
Rob Legge, Servest’s CEO UK and Europe, added
“We are excited to be working with the corporation over the coming years to deliver first-class food service across the UK. We pride ourselves on our approach to delivering an innovative, market-leading service.”
The three-year contract, which starts on 1 April 2014, has the facility for a possible two-year extension.