Independent caterer Wilson Vale has been awarded a one-year contract for IM Properties’ One Central Boulevard building at Blythe Valley Park in Solihull.
The contract began on 3 February with four Wilson Vale staff on site providing breakfast, lunch and hospitality to 600 people in the multi-tenanted building, home to businesses including GKN Aerospace, Taylor Wimpey and Cooper Parry.
IM Properties asset director Rob Hemus said: “At Blythe Valley Park we aim to deliver the best quality for our occupiers through the buildings and surrounding environment at the Park, and Wilson Vale reflects that ethos by delivering exceptional catering with a proactive team. This is something we have experienced first-hand at our new HQ in Solihull where Wilson Vale manages and delivers superb in-house catering for our staff and visitors.’
The building received a £5m refurbishment in 2017 where the communal café was moved to the ground floor to serve as a meeting point for workers.
Wilson Vale co-founder Andrew Wilson said: “Our food and service offer reflect the quality of this stunning working environment, with an emphasis on home-made dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
“Food takes central stage but it’s the rapport our team builds with customers and their ability to listen and respond to diverse tastes and needs is what influences our performance and client satisfaction. It is early days, but everything seems to be going smoothly and we are very pleased to be part of the One Central Boulevard community.”
Wilson Vale was founded in 2002 by Wilson and Carolyne Vale. The Leicestershire-based firm specialises in catering for B&I, independent schools and the conference and venue sector. It currently employs over 900 people, and in 2019 had an annual turnover of £35m.