London contract caterer, Vacherin, has reported a “great start” to its financial year, which began in September, as it opened two new contracts. The first with the Royal College of Pathologists in Aldgate at a purpose-built new location and the second with a global provider of leadership advisory services, whose London team has recently relocated to Victoria.
The Royal College of Pathologists was scheduled to move into its new building – Events at No. 6 – in the autumn of this year. Following a competitive tender process, Vacherin was awarded a three-year deal in the Spring to mobilise and operate the new venue while also providing services for a full calendar of college events, conferences and internal meetings.
The service provision includes hospitality, catering and reception services and overseeing the management of the events venue and the members’ lounge area for the college. The conference and event space will be open for external events from January 2019.
Chief Executive at the Royal College of Pathologists, Daniel Ross, said: “We’re excited to begin this journey with Vacherin, who have a great reputation in London. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the wide range of exciting food and beverage options to suit the varied customer base likely to be using our new venue.”
Vacherin’s remit for its new client in Victoria is to provide hospitality and fine dining within the firm’s client suite on the top floor of their prestigious new building.
Phil Roker, Owner | Managing Director of Vacherin said of the wins: “After an incredibly successful year for Vacherin last year, we’re thrilled to see such a great start already. These two contract wins further cement our standing in the London market and we’re excited to be further developing our offering with the new venue space as part of the Royal College of Pathologists partnership.”
These two latest contract wins have a combined value of £4 million, and continue Vacherin’s financial and commercial success, which last year saw the business report a 100 per cent client retention rate and turnover in excess of £25 million.
Last month, Dan Kelly, previously Director of Food was promoted to Deputy Managing Director | Food and Operations to further support the growth of the food-led company.