Food giant eats up school meals supplier

AiP's managing director Paul Rogers is flanked by directors Sally Tyson and Angela Austin, celebrating the company's recent 20th birthday
A specialist education caterer which employs 1,500 people has been bought by food services giant Sodexo. Oldbury-based Alliance in Partnership (AiP) has grown over 20 years to supply more than 75,000 meals a day in 400 schools and colleges based between North Staffordshire and the Home Counties. It has been accelerating its growth in recent years through acquisitions, doubling in size in the last five years. The £26m-turnover business generated pre-tax profits of £614,000 in the year to August. Sodexo, which employs 460,000... For the full story register now for free or login below...