A new five year-contract with the University of Chichester has helped propel food service company Elior UK to a its most successful year to date in the education sector, increasing turnover by almost £10m in 2012/13.
The contract win in Chichester involves the provision of breakfast, lunch and evening meals as well as Costa Coffee outlets, conference and banqueting services across two campuses for 4,500 students, rising to 5,000 over the course of the contract.
Other recent new contracts for Elior include those at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Lincoln University, John Leggot College, Henley College Coventry and Bracknell and Wokingham College, as well as significant contract renewals such at Charterhouse, Northern College, Kingston University and Oxford High School for Girls.
Fisher said: "Over the past 18 months, we've developed a strong team ethos, a 'family', playing to each others strengths and experience to deliver a consistent approach and real understanding of what clients and their customers want.
"We constantly strive to offer our clients an outstanding customer experience. Our award winning company-wide experience customer service training programme has also played a crucial part in this success. After all, it costs nothing to smile!"
As well as education, Elior also works in the business and industry, health and care homes, defence, stadia and heritage sectors.
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