2018 North West Enterprise Awards

SME NEWS / NorthWest Enterprise Awards 2018 15 , Dine Contract Catering is an independently owned and award-winning contract catering companyworking in the business and industry sector. Commercial Director, Zoe Green provides us with an overview of the firmand the range of services it has to offer. Catering Company of the Year 2018 winning this award. The focus we also put on supporting local charities and good causes, as well as the work we do in the region with our nominated charity The Duke of Edinburgh Awards, means that we take our responsibilities as an employer in the area very seriously. Developing the youth of today and giving them the skills and training they need to succeed in the hospitality industry are founding principles of the business and is a cause very close to the heart of our Managing Director, Ian Cartwright.” Operating in such a competitive market, awards are not the only way that firms need to differentiate themselves from the competition. As Zoe explores, having a strong portfolio of innovative services and solutions that are on trend is crucial for any firm, and as such her company has focused on approaching the healthy eating trend and supporting clients to help them and their employees eat well. “Health and wellbeing continues to be a key focus for our industry and we are well placed to be able to provide services to react to this. An ongoing trend is ensuring our services and dining spaces are as flexible as possible to deal with the changing working habits of our clients and their teams – flexible working means that cafés and restaurants become ‘mobile offices’ and are used throughout the day for informal and team meetings and working, therefore our food and beverage offers have Thanks to a successful 20-year track record of doing things differently, delivering exceptional food prepared with flair and total regard for the health and well-being of its customers, Dine Contract Catering has flourished over the past two decades. Today, the firm operates cafés, deli’s, coffee shops, restaurants and hospitality services for people at work across the UK and have long standing successful partnerships with its clients including household names such as AO.com, Regatta, Allied Bakeries, JD Sports and B&M Stores. Currently, the company has a £35 million turnover with a good financial standing to improve their services. Employing over 1,000 people, Dine Contract Catering have a solid and established support structure covering all parts of the UK. It is this success that has led the firm to win an award in this prestigious programme. Zoe believes this success is due to her firm’s focus on quality, as she highlights in her initial comments. “Here at Dine Contract Catering we are incredibly proud to have been recognised in the North West Enterprise Awards for 2018. We’d like to think that our approach to our people, in terms of training, development and recognition and the responsible way in which we manage our business goes a long way to us to be tailored to react to this i.e. more flexible service styles and hand held ‘grab & go’ options. “As such, at Dine Contract Catering, our award-winning ‘Eat Well, Live Well’ concept is certainly something that sets us apart from our competition – ensuring all of our meals, soups and grab and go items are all nutritionally analysed and our simple 3, 2, 1 heart icons are easily identifiable to signify healthier to more indulgent choices. We work best with clients where health and wellbeing are a high priority on the company agenda, and ‘Eat Well, Live Well’ is not simply about healthy eating – we all have a responsibility for workplace wellbeing and we ensure we also focus on taking a break from work and promote mind and body activities as part of the concept.” Overall, the future looks bright and exciting for Dine Contract Catering, as Zoe is proud to conclude. “Looking ahead, we see continued growth, remaining independent and in the North West as key plans for Dine Contract Catering. We are currently working on a number of significant opportunities within our region which will hopefully see us become a further driving force for foodservice innovation in the North West and beyond.” Dine Contract Catering NWE18021 Company: Dine Contract Catering Contact: Zoe Green, Commercial Director Address: First Floor, The Centre, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6YN, UK Phone: 01925 282330 Website: www.dine-contract-catering.com

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