Hospitality sweethearts 14 February 2020 The couples who make working together and living together a love story
In this week's issue...Hospitality sweethearts The couples who make working together and living together a love story
Read More
Search
The Caterer

Avenance scoops News International catering contract from Aramark

29 November 2010 by
Avenance scoops News International catering contract from Aramark

Elior's Avenance has scooped a five-year catering contract at media empire News International from rival operator Aramark.

The deal, estimated by industry experts to be worth in the region of £5m, sees Avenance deliver catering and hospitality to the four News International titles, The Times, The Sun, The News of The World and The Sunday Times.

Split between the media group's current buildings in Wapping and its new offices a short distance away at Thomas Moore Square, the first phase of the contract began in September at the four national newspapers' new combined premises.

Elior's business and industry division took over the catering operations from Aramark at the original site from October, before winding down its services as the 2,500 staff migrate across to their new home over a period of six months.

Robin Givens, sales director at Avenance, said: "We worked closely with News International to fully understand the customer needs and business demands, demonstrating best practice from our existing London accounts.

"Winning this contract against stiff competition highlights our position as an innovative caterer with creative solutions for a demanding marketplace."

Last year Aramark lost a lucrative catering contract at news service Bloomberg when Compass Group's Restaurant Associates successfully won the tender process.

Chartwells wins Rugby School contract from Avenance >>

Elior extends contract with Waterstone's bookshops for 10 more years >>

Elior wins £12.5m deals with Waterstone's >>

By Janie Stamford

E-mail your comments to Janie Stamford here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.caterersearch.com/tabletalk

Caterersearch.com jobs
Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Caterersearch.com jobs

[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

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

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

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