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Halal-labelled sausage served to Westminster schools tests positive for pork DNA

Education contract caterer, Chartwells has become the latest in a growing number of contract caterers to become embroiled in the recent food scandal. A Halal-labelled chicken sausage product that the caterer supplied to Westminster Council schools has tested positive for pork DNA – thus failing to meet permitted food standards for Muslim dietary needs ...

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MITIE’s catering business rebrands to Gather & Gather

MITIE has announced the launch of a new brand for its catering business: Gather & Gather. Based around a culture of bringing food and people together, the new identity will feature as the new trading name and customer facing identity ...

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Wilson Vale serves up £1.5m university conference centre catering contract

Ashby-based catering company, Wilson Vale, has gained a substantial new contract on home ground. Under a three-year deal worth £500k per year, Wilson Vale has gained the catering contract for College Court Conference Centre at the University of Leicester. The ...

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Chartwells retains £25m Oxford Brookes University catering contract

Oxford Brookes University’s partnership with Chartwells is set to continue for a further five years in an extension of its catering contract worth £25 million. Under the new contract, Chartwells will continue to provide catering and retail services to 18,000 ...

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Compass cooks up action-packed apprenticeship week programme

In support of National Apprenticeship Week (11 to 15 March), leading food and support service provider Compass Group UK & Ireland has organised an action packed week of activity in line with its over-arching theme, ‘Apprenticeships Deliver’, to showcase the ...

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Lindley scores ten-year venue catering contract with Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers FC has signed a new 10-year deal with Lindley Venue Catering – the specialist sports stadia/leisure sector division of The Lindley Group – to manage all of the match day and non-match day catering, and to provide sales ...

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ISS records year of steady performance and revenue by service growth

ISS has announced across-the-board revenue by service growth and a ‘steady performance’ in its annual report for 2012. Although the firm’s overall results were deemed ‘satisfactory’, with Group revenues up 2.3% to DKK 79,454 million [approx £9.2 billion] for 2012 (2011: DKK77,644 approx £8.99 billion), ...

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bartlett mitchell is one of the best companies to work for in the UK

Boutique caterer, bartlett mitchell, has become one of a very select group of companies to achieve a place on the Best Companies to Work For list 2013. The company, which was marked as one to watch last year, has now ...

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New £300m joint facilities and estates management NHS contract gets underway

A ground-breaking contract in which Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland NHS Trusts have signed a joint contract with international support services and construction group, Interserve, to manage their facilities and estates services across all local NHS services, including health centres, hospitals ...

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School caterer speaks out on horse meat

The MD of a school catering firm has blamed a ‘cost based’ approach to procuring food supplies for the recent horse meat-contaminated beef crisis. Steve Quinn, MD of school catering company Cucina Restaurants has called for a complete rethink on ...

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