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Former Aramark divisional director dies

22 December 2011 by

Aramark has announced that Graham Merchant, a divisional director with the contract caterer until November 2010, has died.

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UK chief executive Andrew Main said that Merchant passed away on December 16 following a short illness related to a hereditary kidney condition. "Many of us have very fond memories of Graham formed during his career with Aramark; a career in which he built our Salvation Army relationship from two small hostels in Scotland to the multi-million UK wide relationship that it now is," Main said. Â "Since leaving the firm he maintained great relationships with many of his former colleagues and it is of some comfort to know that during his last days a number of his dear friends and members of his family were with him. Â "Our thoughts and prayers go out to them this evening on their loss and we remember with much fondness, one of the special characters of our recent history." Â Caterer and Hotelkeeper 100: Andrew Main, Aramark >> ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/30/06/2011/339024/Caterer-and-Hotelkeeper-100-Andrew-Main-Aramark.htm)Â [Aramark wins five-year deal with BictonCollege in Devon >> ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/16/09/2011/340290/Aramark-wins-five-year-deal-with-Bicton-College-in-Devon.htm) [Aramark wins 10-year contract extension at ChichesterCollege >> *by James StaggÂ*
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