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Chartwells Independent scores £5m Merchiston School contract

12 April 2018 by
Chartwells Independent scores £5m Merchiston School contract

Chartwells Independent has scored a new £5m, five-year contract to provide catering, hospitality and cleaning services to Merchiston School.

Merchiston School, based in Edinburgh, is Scotland's only all-boys independent boarding school. Founded in 1828, it is located in 100 acres of parkland and has more than 450 pupils in attendance.

Chartwells Independent, Compass Group UK & Ireland's specialist provider of catering to the independent education sector, will be developing a tailored food offer for the school and serving breakfast, lunch and tea seven days a week, as well as delivering hospitality catering.

Chartwells Independent will also be supporting the school's health and nutrition mission, for example with its Smart Food programme, which encourages pupils to make healthy food choices.

Richard Taylor, managing director of Chartwells, said: "We will be working side by side with pupils and colleagues at the school to enhance the dining experience, drawing on the knowledge and experience of our expert chefs and nutritionists to create delicious and nourishing meals."

Pippa Axon, bursar of Merchiston School, added: "As Merchiston School, Edinburgh moves into the future with confidence and vision, we are delighted to be working with Chartwells for the next five years."

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