Chilled and frozen prepared meal manufacturer Anglia Crown has secured a five-year contract with ISS Healthcare.
The deal, which is worth an estimated £30m, will see Anglia Crown supply meals to over 20 ISS Healthcare operated sites across the country including Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Kingston Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, London.
The companies have been working together since 2002.
Paul Howell, head of commercial at Anglia Crown said: "We are delighted to have retained our existing business with ISS Healthcare and look forward to continuing to work together over the next five years. Contract retentions, as well as expected new business, will form a significant part of our plans for future growth.
"At Anglia Crown, we recognise that consistency in the quality of food for patients is a crucial factor for hospitals, but we also understand the importance of developing new products to meet the ever-changing needs within healthcare catering. We work closely with ISS Healthcare to develop new dishes suitable for a range of patients and dietary requirements."
Anglia Crown's range includes soups, main dishes covering meat, fish, poultry and vegetarian options, and desserts. The meals can be transferred from the pack to a warm plate or bowl, exactly as they come in the container with the aid of the removable base.
The company will also be supplying its new finger food range, which was created to help support people with dementia and other patients who struggle to use cutlery.
Chris Ash, managing director, ISS Healthcare, added: "I am really pleased that ISS and Anglia Crown will continue to work in partnership to provide best in class patient meals to the hospitals we provide catering services to.
"I am excited by the development and exclusive arrangements we have in our new contract and look forward to seeing these being rolled out in the coming months across our healthcare estate."
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