Amadeus secures £2 million Library of Birmingham contract

Caterer Amadeus has managed to win a three-year contract in order to provide full catering service for the Library of Birmingham, which will be opening in September later this year.

As part of the contract, Amadeus will be in charge of operating the two cafes in the Library, whilst also offering any snacks that may be needed in meeting room conferences. The senior team will also work with the library in order to come up with both the food menus and design of the two cafes; both of which will offer both cold and hot food to members of the public. It is hoped that this new contract will boost catering recruitment for the wider region.

Managing director Kevin Watson said: "This is a significant win for the retail arm of our business, which is a massive growth area for Amadeus. Through our existing experience operating multiple restaurants across the NEC Group’s venues, which includes the ICC Birmingham and the NEC, we were able to prove we are the ideal catering partner for this project."

The contract had been fought for by four different companies, with firms suggesting various ways in which the cafe could be advertised to both city tourists and local residents.

Amadeus recently run a string of successful services at Olympic Park North during the London 2012 Games, and launched a new retail unit, The Oak Kitchen, which will rebrand its 21 eating outlets across Birmingham and the NEC. Amadeus, which has 35 years of experience in the sector, now caters for the 4.1 million visitors of the NEC Group, covering over 800 events a year across the NEC, ICC, LG Arena and NIA.

The Library of Birmingham will cost £188.8 million to complete.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency in the food industry.