Catermasters begins British Heart Foundation contract

Catering company Catermasters has begun a new contract with the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The company, which specialises in workplace catering, was awarded the deal after coming through a tender process and began operations for the charity two weeks ago.

Under the contract, Catermasters will provide a bespoke service to 300 BHF employees working at the organisation's Greater London House head office.

Kevin Emsden, front of house manager at the British Heart Foundation, explained that the charity was looking for a contract caterer to revitalise its Pulse Cafe facility.

"Catermasters' 'can do' attitude and professional approach to our needs and requirements during the planning stages of this contract was efficient and encouraging," he said.

"In the two weeks that Catermasters have been on site, they have transformed the service provided and the catering team is providing home cooked, varied and great value lunches, breakfasts, snacks and drinks for our staff."

Tony Carr, joint managing director of Catermasters, added: "We're delighted to add the British Heart Foundation to our growing number of clients that are charities.

"The way we work and our standard of food service means we bring significant added value to the workplace and that is something that charities recognise and like."

With an annual turnover of £23 million, Catermasters operates throughout the UK, delivering services at employee restaurants, cafes, delis, fine dining venues and hospitality events.

With 500 employees across the UK, it is also a major source of catering recruitment in the UK hospitality industry.

The BHF is the second contract the company has started in recent weeks, having also begun a catering service at the Yorkshire Building Society's administrative centre in Cheltenham.

Under the contract, Catermasters caters for 286 members of staff and has also carried out a preliminary makeover of the on-site restaurant, with further improvements to the facility planned for 2013.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency in the catering industry