Wilson Vale posts tasty turnover hike

Wilson Vale's board of directors

Wilson Vale’s year-end results for year ending 31st December 2015 show annual turnover at £21.9m – a nine per cent increase in turnover over the previous year.

The catering company says the growth has come from a series of high profile new business gains and “important retentions” throughout 2015.

Wilson Vale opened its first contract in Coventry (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and secured two additional contracts with Tarmac, taking the caterer into the South West and the North East.

The firm’s educational portfolio expanded with the addition of several high profile schools and colleges, including Ruskin College in Oxford.

Andrew Wilson, co-founder and managing director of Wilson Vale, said: “2015 was a significant year for us. To grow organically within the foodservice sector you have to remain true to your core values. Retention and extension of business is particularly valuable because it shows the relationships we have with our clients and customers. We continue to maintain an operationally driven culture, balanced with a strategy of low risk and carefully managed growth.

“Looking ahead, sales performance for our first quarter presents a very encouraging outlook for this financial year also.”

Wilson Vale says it is currently on course to reach its budgeted turnover figure of £23m for 2016.

New catering gains year to date include a contract with Sepura, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of digital radio products, systems and applications, at the company’s new headquarters at Building 9000 in Cambridge Research Park, Cambridge.

Under a three-year contract worth £300,000, Wilson Vale now manages a breakfast, lunch and busy hospitality service for approximately 450 Sepura employees within the building.

Since the contract opened officially on 4th January 2016, sales are running 35% ahead of budget due to uptake of the new service.

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