Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Compass wins £35m deal with indoor ski slope

11 May 2009 by
Compass wins £35m deal with indoor ski slope

Compass Group has won a 10-year £35m contract to cater at Chill Factore, the £31m indoor ski slope in Manchester that opened in 2007.

Under the terms of the deal, Compass' leisure division, Milburns, will oversee the opening of a new Costa Coffee at the venue, while the existing Chilli's Bar, overlooking the 180 metre slope, and the themed Mont Blanc restaurant will be revamped.

Milburns will also manage the conference and events business at Chill Factore, which accommodates approximately 300 people for a drinks reception or 200 guests for dinner. Businesses and private parties can hire out various spaces at the venue including Chilli's Bar with its slope-side view.

Andrew Dixon, marketing director of Chill Factore, said, "We have joined forces with Milburns to combine the company's catering expertise with the first-rate ski-board-climb-shop-dine experience we provide at Chill Factore.

"We anticipate this to be a highly successful partnership where real snow and an authentic après-ski experience come together."

Matthew Thompson, managing director of sports, leisure and hospitality at Compass Group, added: "Working with Chill Factore allows the Milburns team to combine expertise accrued from working in leisure complexes with our extensive knowledge of attractions in and around Manchester."

JD Wetherspoon opens at Manchester's indoor ski slope >>

Manchester's new indoor ski slope seeks restaurant chains >>

Milburns to provide catering to Imperial War museum north >>

Milburns in Flying Scotsman deal >>

By Daniel Thomas

E-mail your comments to Daniel Thomas here.

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

Check mark icon
Thank you

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

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking