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Bartlett Mitchell posts record turnover for fifth successive year

22 April 2016 by
Bartlett Mitchell posts record turnover for fifth successive year

Independent caterer Bartlett Mitchell has announced an increase in total turnover of more than 50%, taking the company to £32m up from £21m the previous year.

The financial results for the 12 months to 28 October 2015 also showed the firm had pre-tax profits of £405,000.

The success has been attributed to a focus on people and systems, with the firm having invested in additional resources and infrastructure over the last year.

Several senior appointments and promotions in operations and back-office roles have also been made and the firm's growth has led to the creation of more than 130 jobs across the UK.

This represents an increase of almost 20% for the firm's total workforce.

Key promotions have included Francois Gautreaux and Simon Houston, who have both taken on stronger operational responsibilities.

This will enable the company's founders Wendy Bartlett and Ian Mitchell to continue to focus on client relationships and retention rates.

The company has also appointed Adam Byatt, chef-patron of Trinity in Clapham, London, as chef consultant to work with development chefs and food teams.

Over the past year, the company has achieved a 98% retention rate and won new contracts with clients across a broad range of sectors including finance, legal, media and technology.

Ian Mitchell, chairman, said: "Attaining record growth is a testament to our customer focus, sustainable food and superbly performing teams. Their commitment, combined with our robust succession plan, positions us well to continue advancing in the market, and we're looking forward to achieving even more success over the coming years."

Wendy Bartlett, CEO, added: "We are building an amazing company and the market space for an inspirational, mid-sized independent contract caterer is huge. We are very proud of the year we've had and are looking forward to continuing to provide guests in our venues with exciting and fun food, as well as good value for our clients."

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