Socially conscious caterer strikes partnership with major UK body

Graeme Watson

One of the UK’s largest contract catering companies has reaffirmed its environmental and social credentials by joining forces with Social Enterprise UK (SEUK).

Led by joint managing directors David Anderson and Phil Hindmarch, Ashby-based Wilson Vale works with over 300 British suppliers, serving a wide range of clients in the business and industry, private education and conference venue sectors.

The company says its new partnership with SEUK, the country’s largest membership body for social enterprise, is part of a long-term commitment to social and environmental projects that put purpose before profit.

Wilson Vale’s own environmental and social agenda, which it calls The Full Works, encompasses a variety of social enterprise initiatives and environmental commitments.

The company, which recently revealed plans to create over 100 jobs by the end of the year, boasts a solar-powered head office and runs a fully electric fleet.

Graeme Watson, ESG director at Wilson Vale, said: “Becoming a Supporting Member of Social Enterprise UK was the natural next step for us as part of our ongoing commitment to support social change. We’re incredibly proud to support Social Enterprise UK on its mission to create a fairer economy and a more sustainable future for everyone and look forward to partnering with social enterprise suppliers to get stuck in and make a real difference in our sector and beyond.” 

Andy Daly, head of corporate partnerships at Social Enterprise UK, added: “We are delighted to welcome Wilson Vale to the Social Enterprise UK community. We have had some very encouraging initial conversations around the work Wilson Vale is already doing to ‘Buy Social’ and we look forward to working together to build on this and drive further support for the UK’s growing movement of social enterprises.”