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Harbour & Jones bolsters business with PCC acquisition

17 December 2015 by
Harbour & Jones bolsters business with PCC acquisition

Harbour & Jones (H&J) has bolstered its business with the acquisition of PCC, the parent company of caterers Fare of London and Principals Catering.

The sum paid for PCC was undisclosed but H&J, which comprises Harbour & Jones Events and H&J Upfront, said the deal gives the new combined business a turnover in excess of £50m and a workforce of 1,500.

Fare of London trades in both event and business & industry catering, while the acquisition of education caterer Principals Catering marks H&J's first foray into school meals. The businesses will continue to trade as separate and distinct brands.

H&J co-founder Nathan Jones, who previously worked at both Principals Catering and Fare of London, commented: "Our vision is to create a portfolio of businesses offering a bespoke, personal service to our clients. We believe we've brought the right flavours together to make this acquisition work for our clients, our customers and our colleagues."

PCC owner John Durden, who founded the business more than 25 years ago, will oversee the transition to H&J for the next two years ahead of his planned retirement.

"This is a great fit for us. I'm confident that in Patrick [Harbour] and Nathan I will be handing over the reins to people I trust," he said.

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