Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

WIN A NEW HYUNDAI i10 - See the EADT on June 8 for full details

Bury St Edmunds: Servest Group wins £25.5m BBC catering contract

13:01 05 March 2014

Servest Group chief executive Rob Legge.

Servest Group chief executive Rob Legge.

Facilities management service provider Servest Group, which is based in Bury St Edmunds, has won a three-year contract with the BBC to provide catering at 18 locations around the UK.

shares

Under the contract, which is worth £8.5million a year and includes a possible two-year extension, 300 staff will provide a full range of catering services for 14,000 of the broadcaster’s staff and visitors.

The contract, which starts on April 1, 2014, covers 27 outlets including 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.

The 18 locations include landmark BBC sites such as New Broadcasting House and Media Village in London and MediaCityUK in Salford Quays, as well as other major centres ranging from offices and production facilities to broadcast sites.

The BBC’s catering was previously delivered by two facilities management providers and their sub-contractors. Servest won the contract, under a competitive tender process.

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. Our aim is to do for staff and visitors to the BBC, just what we do best every day. That is to provide a contemporary catering service that has great people and local, seasonal produce at its core.”

Rob Legge, Servest’s chief executive for the 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.”

Servest Group is a leading facilities management provider, employing more than 15,000 people across 4,500 sites around the UK.

Besides its corporate office in Bury, it has bases in London, Harrogate, Rickmansworth, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. The company is 73% owned by Servest South Africa with the remainder owned by the UK management team.

shares

0 comments

Andrew Wheeler of Brewin Dolphin.

Andrew Wheeler, head of the Ipswich office of investment manager Brewin Dolphin, has hailed the firm’s “good progress”.

Thomson Airways' new Boeing 787 Dreamliner touching down at Stansted.

Stansted Airport today marked the arrival of the latest in airline technology with the launch of a new long-haul service from the Essex terminal.

'Love every drop' branding on an Anglian Water van.

Regional water and sewerage services group Anglian Water has announced an increase in underlying annual profits, following a year which marked the end of a five-year settlement with regulator Ofwat.

An LA Fitness gym.

Low-cost gym operator Pure Gym is to acquire mid-market rival LA Fitness, picking up 43 clubs for an undisclosed sum thought to be in the range of £60million to £80m.

Frank Brumby, eastern region chairman of R3.

East of England business victims of late payment saw more than one in six (16%) of their invoices paid late in the last six months, according to research by insolvency trade body R3.

B&Q parent Kingfisher said it was ploughing on with a shake-up plan

B&Q parent Kingfisher said today it was ploughing on with a shake-up plan “at pace” as it reported a first quarter slide in sales at the DIY chain.

Sarah Howard, president of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, and Mark Pendlington, chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, at the celebration marking the first year of work by the New Anglia Growth Hub.

Supporters and staff from the New Anglia Growth Hub today celebrated its first year of work.

The new Escape lounge at Stansted Airport.

A new business lounge at Stansted Airport has been used by more than 9,000 visitors in its first month.

Rooney Anand, chief executive of Greene King.

Proposals from pubs and brewing company Greene King designed to address concerns over its agreed acquisition of the Spirit Pub Company look set to be backed by the UK’s competition authority.

Angus Berry, energy manager at Thames Water, and Richard Robey, sales and marketing director at Haven Power.

Haven Power, the specialist supplier of electricity to UK businesses, has signed a deal with Thames Water worth more than £500million over the next five years.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages