Bartlett Mitchell

Telephone:

01784 471 411

Activities:

Surrey-based Bartlett Mitchell is a privately-owned contract caterer that was set up in 2000 by Ian Mitchell and Wendy Bartlett after they had worked together in the sector for more than 20 years.

The two started out handling staff catering contracts for British Airways in the UK. Before setting up Bartlett Mitchell, they were at Compass’s business and industry division, Eurest, for three-and-a-half years, Mitchell as managing director for London and Bartlett as operations director for the City of London.

Bartlett Mitchell operates in the South-east of England, including London, Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Sussex.

It specialises in the business and industry and education sectors and operates staff restaurants, executive dining, fine dining, vending, café-delis, hospitality services, and conference catering.

Key People:

Chairman: Ian Mitchell
Managing director: Wendy Bartlett
Executive director: David James
Operations director: Kevin Mullen
Sales director: Paul Greenwood

Strategy:

Bartlett Mitchell only operates in the South-east of England and all contracts are within approximately one-and-a-half hours from the office in Egham. This allows a personal and bespoke service to all clients.

Source: company statement, November 2005

Operating Data:

Turnover for 2005: £6.5m
Forecast turnover for 2006: £7.5m
Number of contracts: 45
Number of staff: 250

The group’s five-year business plan targets a growth rate of six to 10 contracts per year.

Address:

80 High Street

Egham,

UK