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Talkington Bates secures two contract wins and moves into festival catering

06 December 2016 by
Talkington Bates secures two contract wins and moves into festival catering

Caterer Talkington Bates has secured two contract wins with a combined turnover of more than £1m.

It has signed a deal with RSPCA Assured - the farm assurance and food labelling scheme from the RSPCA, as well as a two-year contract with NGK Spark Plugs (UK).

In addition, the firm has signed a two-year extension with existing client the RSPCA in Horsham, West Sussex, after achieving a 65% sales uplift in the last 12 months.

The new contract with RSPCA Assured will see Talkington Bates enter the competitive world of festival catering for the first time. It will take charge of the on-site African food offering Yassa Hut, which RSPCA Assured will supply during the summer 2017 festival season.

The all-day dining menu will offer dishes including Yassa spit roast pork and grilled Gambian chicken skewers with sweet potato wedges and jallof rice, plus a host of breakfast and snack options.

Yassa Hut is expected to appear at the likes of Glastonbury, Cornbury, Isle of Wight and Country File Live.

At the NGK Spark Plugs contract, the caterer will supply an entirely subsidised lunch for staff and contractors at the Hemel Hempstead site.

Paul Bates, managing director of Talkington Bates (pictured), said: "Talkington Bates has long been associated with delivering quality food and customer service and we're delighted to be able to broaden our catering horizons and enter into the competitive world of festival catering.

He added: "It's always fulfilling to retain business and gain new contracts, especially working on projects that will bring ideas which we can utilise in other parts of our operation. We look forward, as a business, to the hugely exciting challenges that 2017 will bring."

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