Independent contract caterer Aspens Services has scored a string of new education catering deals worth £9m in revenue.
The Midlands-based operator has won nine new school and academy contracts, which mean it will serve an extra 1.9 million meals annually from September.
Aspens' new clients include: St Chad's Catholic and Church of England School, Runcorn, Cheshire; Chesterton Community College, Cambridge; and Wolgarston High School, Penkridge, Staffordshire.
The company has also been selected for a multi-million pound contract to deliver catering, hospitality and vending services at Grace Academy Coventry, Grace Academy Solihull and Grace Academy Darlaston.
The nine contract wins will see Aspens deliver a range of catering and hospitality services for 10,000 new customers.
John Roe, managing partner at Aspens, said: "We are thrilled to have been chosen to operate these nine new contracts and will be working closely with students and staff, focusing on the delivery of tailored, cost-effective food services which cater to their local needs and provide them with great-tasting food."
He added that the wins represent a significant stage in the continuing growth of the business, which was founded three years ago and now provides catering services at 35 locations in England and Wales.
Aspens sources all perishable supplies from farmers and producers within a 25-mile radius of its catering locations, in a bid to reduce food miles and boost local economies. Menus incorporate organic and Fairtrade produce as standard.
By Janie Stamford
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