Almond now Scotland's biggest contract caterer

15 September 2005
Almond now Scotland's biggest contract caterer

Almond Catering has bought Buckley Support Services for more than 1m to become Scotland's largest independent contract caterer.

Almond, set up last November by former BaxterSmith managing director Alan Aitken and operations director Mike Ball, will take on Buckley's 80 staff and 12 contracts.

The Livingstone-based caterer will become a 300-strong company with 45 contracts and expects annual turnover to reach 14m in the next 18 months.

Its clients include VisitScotland, Amazon and British Aerospace.

Aitken said: "This is a hugely significant deal for both firms and the industry in Scotland.

"We launched Almond with the aim of becoming the country's biggest and best independent food service provider."

Almond will set up a facilities management division as a result of the purchase, which Aitken hopes will turn over £5m in its first year.

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking