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Brookwood Partnership celebrates 20 years

02 December 2016 by
Brookwood Partnership celebrates 20 years

Education caterer the Brookwood Partnership recently celebrated 20 years in the industry with 170 managers at its annual conference.

The company was founded in 1996, by Kate Martin, Sue Parfett and the late Graham Sibthorp.

Following the caterer's merger with CH&Co Group in July this year, managing partners Martin and Parfett were also joined by colleagues from their new sister companies at the event.

Parfett said: "In the beginning, it was just the three of us. We opened our first contract at short notice and just after Christmas. We didn't have any employees. So we did all the work between us and had one of the best, most enjoyable days we have ever had.

Martin added: "Originally our focus was solely within the independent school sector. But for some time we had always thought our experiences would equally benefit the publicly funded sector. So in 2013, we expanded into this sector by acquiring the education contracts from another catering company; and ABsolutely Catering was born."

The Brookwood Partnership provides catering services at more than 150 schools and employs around 1,100 people.

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