Aramark Ltd

Telephone:

020 7963 0000

Activities:

Aramark Limited, the UK subsidiary of Aramark Corporation of the USA, has grown into the UK’s third largest contract caterer since its formation in 1972. It has also become the leading player in the Republic of Ireland after building up a majority stake in Campbell Catering since 2000.

Its core business lies in food service and facilities management but it has followed its Philadelphia-based parent into the work uniforms sector. It works in the business and industry, defence, education, healthcare, judicial services, offshore and remote sites, sports and entertainment, and refreshment services sectors.

It is active in business dining, employee restaurants, retail facilities, and coffee outlets. Activities also encompass grounds maintenance, reception duties and cleaning.

Chief Executive:

Andrew Main

Key People:

Chief financial officer: Nicholas Boston
Human resources director: Robbie Wheeler
Managing director, business & industry: Dean Lindsay
Retail development director: Morag McCay

Commentary:

 

Strategy:

"Aramark's model for growth is based on building long-term relationships with its clients. The key driver of this growth is the company’s entrepreneurial culture in which managers who run the front-line operations own a significant part of the company's shares and so, have a direct stake in growing the business. These managers work to expand relationships with clients by continuously finding new and better ways to solve clients’ problems and create economic value with a broad range of managed outsourcing services. This process enables Aramark to turn transactions into long-term business relationships and ultimately into what it calls "unlimited partnerships" with its clients."

Source: Aramark Corporation website

Operating Data:

Aramark Corporation

Number of employees worldwide: more than 250,000
Number of meals served worldwide per year: 2 billion
Number of Olympic Games contracts: 14, from Mexico City in 1968 to Beijing in 2008.

Aramark Limited

Number of UK client locations: more than 1,000
Number of UK employees: more than 12,500
Annual revenue: around £400m

Financial Snapshot:

Total sales in 2007: $12.4b
Adjusted EBITDA in 2007: $1.03b
Operating income in 2007: $665m
Total assets in 2007: $10.6b

Address:

Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank
London,

UK