ARAMARK cracks the code to win Bletchley Park contract

A catering contract has been awarded to ARAMARK, which will see the company provide services at one of the UK's most popular and high-profile visitor attractions, Bletchley Park.

In what is likely to be a boost to catering recruitment opportunities in the nearby Milton Keynes area, the firm has been tasked with providing refreshments services in The Café in Hut 4, as well as to all on-site group booking services.

Bletchley Park attracts scores of tourists every year thanks to its undeniable place in UK history.

Known as the Home of the Codebreakers, it was used for this purpose during World War Two with codes such as Enigma and Lorenz all cracked in the top secret facility.

As well as Hut 4, which was one of the primary codebreaking huts during the war and houses the Naval Intelligence and Military sections, the contract also includes a new café which is set to be built in the visitor centre during 2014.

So popular is the attraction that it remains open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, with Eddie Fairish, sales director at ARAMARK, saying it is an honour to be able to provide services for the facility.

"This is a great name to be working with and it's a privilege to bring our services to a site so important in modern British history," he said.

"There's so much for people to see and do at Bletchley Park and we'll help make sure they have a great day out."

The Bletchley Park Trust are currently in charge of running the property, having been set up in 1992 to save the site from being redeveloped.

It is believed that the work done by codebreakers at the facility helped reduce the war's length by as much as two years.

If the site wasn't deemed important enough for this alone, it is also credited with being the birthplace of the modern computer.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency in the catering industry

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