The new academic year has seen school caterer Principals by CH&CO open 16 new school contracts worth £7.5m.
The contract wins will see the company strengthen its foothold in Kent and break into London and Surrey. The 16 new contracts are a combination of individual schools and small clusters.
Peter McKenna, sales director for Principals by CH&CO, said: “It’s been an incredible start to the new school year and we’re thrilled to be extending our reach into London and Surrey. Principals by CH&CO is in a strong position and this is down to our innovative, creative approach that enables us to build genuine partnerships with the schools we work with and be a positive part of a school community. I’ve been into the kitchens of our new schools and the atmosphere is brilliant and the teams’ dedication to creating exciting food experiences is palpable – there’s a real buzz!
“This is a new, exciting chapter for the business as we enjoy continued growth and move into new areas. We also benefit from great support from the wider CH&CO business in the form of outstanding nutrition and culinary expertise and excellent support in marketing, procurement, finance, training and development, to name just a few!”
Principals by CH&CO provides school meals at over 150 schools in the South East.