Quadrant renews contract with Royal Mail

26 February 2008 by
Quadrant renews contract with Royal Mail

Contract caterer Quadrant, a joint venture between Compass Group and Royal Mail, has renewed its contract to feed postal staff in a deal worth £65m in annual turnover.

Under the five-year extension, Quadrant will continue to feed 185,000 Royal Mail employees at 1,150 sites across the UK.

A 1,800 strong Quadrant team will run 325 restaurants and look after 4,300 vending machines as part of the deal.

Compass entered into a joint venture partnership with the Royal Mail in 1998, with the latter retaining a 51% holding in Quadrant.

Stephen Cole, head of business services Royal Mail procurement group, said: "Royal Mail is determined to provide its people with all possible support to help them deliver excellent service to customers. That includes ensuring they can get the benefit of a top-quality, nutritious and value-for-money catering service."

The Quadrant restaurant offer includes the Harry Ramsden's fish and chips brand as well as Green Masala Indian dishes and Trattoria pizzas.

Steven Buesden, Quadrant managing director, said: "We are delighted to extend our successful working partnership with Royal Mail, and look forward to continually improving customer satisfaction levels while delivering real value for money."

For more on the sector see our contract catering news round-up.

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