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Wilson Vale wins £200,000 contract at Hipperholme Grammar School Foundation

Wilson Vale wins £200,000 contract at Hipperholme Grammar School Foundation

Boutique contract caterer Wilson Vale has added the Hipperholme Grammar School Foundation in Halifax to its growing portfolio of independent school contracts.

The one-year deal, which started on 3 May and was previously operated in-house, is worth £200,000 a year in turnover.

A team of six Wilson Vale staff now manage the catering needs of 400 pupils and staff at the day school.

Andrew Wilson, co-founder and managing director of Wilson Vale, said: "We have completely changed the emphasis from frozen to fresh. Everything is now made on-site, using seasonal, locally sourced produce.

"The children have been queueing for seconds so that's a real reflection of how well our food is going down."

Headmaster Dr John Scarth added: "The new food service style has been enthusiastically welcomed by all and we have already received really positive feedback from students, parents and staff. "

Wilson Vale is a privately owned business formed in 2002 and now employs over 450 staff across a diverse range of catering operations nationwide.

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By Janie Stamford

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