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Cateys 2019: Foodservice Caterer Award – Phil Roker, Vacherin

04 July 2019 by
Cateys 2019: Foodservice Caterer Award – Phil Roker, Vacherin

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In August 2017, a year into his role as managing director of Vacherin, Phil Roker had shown he meant business, increasing turnover by 14% to £19.7m. However, it was at the end of his second year that he proved he was a force with which to be reckoned and a major player in the UK foodservice industry.

It's impossible not to start with the numbers when they're so impressive. He followed up the previous year's growth with a further 33% increase in turnover to £26.2m and a £600,000 net profit, even after taking a £105,000 hit following the collapse of Carillion.

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