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Hereford Racecourse signs new three-year deal… and other food service news

08 September 2006
Hereford Racecourse signs new three-year deal… and other food service news

LACA set to air new TV ad
A television advert by the Local Authority Caterers Association (LACA) will air for the first time on Monday 11 September. The two-week campaign, which is believed to have cost about £120,000, aims to reverse falling uptake by "improving perceptions that have prevailed among parents since the Jamie Oliver programmes". For more and to view a preview of the LACA advert go here >>

Hereford Racecourse signs new three-year deal Lindley Catering and Heathcotes Outside has won a three-year deal to run the fine dining and corporate hospitality catering at Hereford Racecourse in Herefordshire. The contract, which will turn over about £330,000 per year, will see Lindley at Heathcotes cater for up to 1,000 people on race days in three restaurants. It was previously run by Compass Group leisure division Letherby and Christopher.

ESS wins British Army contract
Compass Group

Smith & Nephew extends Sodexho deal
Sodexho has won a three-year contract extension to provide catering and support services to global medical devices company Smith & Nephew at its head office in Hull, Humberside. The contract, which will have a turnover of £700,000 a year, will see 61 staff catering for 1,000 Smith & Nephew employees.

More Sodexho wins…
Sodexho has also won the following contracts in the education and further education sectors.

State schools Five-year deal for 60 schools in Bromley, London with an annual turnover of about £2.2m
Five-year contract for 13 secondary schools in West Sussex with an annual turnover of about £1.6m
Three-year deal at Bottisham village school in Cambridge, with an annual turnover of about £210,000
Three-year deal at the Harris Academy in Merton, London, with an annual turnover of about £150,000

Independent schools Deals worth a combined total turnover of £3m at the following schools:
Newcastle School for Boys
Thornegrove School, Newbury, Berkshire
Bishopstrow College, Warminster, Wiltshire
Rosemead School, Dulwich, London
St James' School in West London

Higher education Three-year contract at the University of Bradford, which turns over £900,000 per year
Five-year deal at Dartington College of Arts, Devon, which turns over £170,000 per year
Seven-year deal at the University of Bedford, which turns over £550,000 per year
Five-year deal at Holborn College, London, which turns over £170,000 per year
Seven-year deal at University of Nottingham's Sutton Bonington campus, which turns over £850,000

By Tom Bill

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