Sodexo Prestige wins £7m deal at St Edmundsbury Collection

29 March 2012 by
Sodexo Prestige wins £7m deal at St Edmundsbury Collection

Sodexo Prestige - the event hospitality and fine-dining arm of Sodexo - is on the verge of signing a £7m catering contract with the St Edmundsbury Collection.

The seven-year deal will see Sodexo Prestige take over the operation of services at the diverse portfolio of venues, including the Apex, the Athenaeum, Abbey Gardens and Moyse's Hall Museum, which are currently operated by St Edmundsbury Borough Council (SEBC), in-house or through a select-list of caterers.

The council sought a partner to support its ambitions for the town and to add value to its event and cultural programmes and Sodexo Prestige was chosen because of its commitment to ‘local venues for local people', the caterer said.

The significant investment that Sodexo Prestige can offer to develop the venues' offer across meetings, conferences, private parties and weddings, as well as new public catering outlets, was also cited as a reason for the appointment.

Commenting on the contract win, Richard Wheeler, account director for Sodexo Prestige, said: "Sodexo Prestige has a fantastic pedigree in the leisure market including the West Wing at Ickworth, Knebworth House and the Churchill War Rooms.

"Central to being awarded this contract was our ability to illustrate local knowledge, culinary flair, environmental credentials and commercial approach. We are delighted to be working with a forward thinking, environmentally responsible client in St Edmundsbury Borough Council."

Councillor Sara Mildmay-White, Cabinet member for Culture and Sport from St Edmundsbury Borough Council, added: "We have undertaken a thorough process to find a partner to help us to develop the catering and hospitality potential of our popular town centre venues.

"I am delighted that Sodexo Prestige shares our ambitions and that the agreement will benefit council tax payers and customers alike."

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By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

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