bartlett mitchell wins over £42m new business in 2014

DECEMBER 18, 2014

Boutique caterer, bartlett mitchell has had the most successful year in its history with sales wins in 2014 worth in excess of £42m in turnover over the duration of the three to five-year contracts. In addition, the company has retained over £3m in business this year. 2013 saw turnover of £19.2 million: it can now be described as a £30 million business (see below).

Several of the contract wins have been with some of the best-known names in the financial sector including Fidelity and Friends Life. bartlett mitchell also won major contracts this year with Publicis, one of the World’s leading advertising and marketing agencies, and mobile telecoms giant, Three.

Milestone year

According to Wendy Bartlett , CEO of bartlett mitchell, 2014 has been a milestone year for the company:

“Last year, we focussed on team development and food innovation so we had all the building blocks in place as we moved in to 2014, including a new team of development chefs. Clients and consultants have been impressed when they’ve been on unit visits and they like the work our team is doing.

“Even though we are now a £30m business with 700 employees, the feedback we get is that they like the personal touch they receive from the Directors and founding owners, Ian Mitchell, David James and myself, and we all remain very involved in the business. It’s important to us to make sure we continue providing this level of personal service.

Complementary skills to deploy in 2015

“We’ve also been delighted with our sustainability achievements in 2014, particularly our 3-star rating from the SRA, and this year has finished on an exciting note with our acquisition of Inn or Out Events. It adds another dimension to the services that the company can offer and demonstrates that we are in this business for the long term.”

“Throughout our newly extended company we have a wide range of complementary skills and it’s going to be interesting to see how these new skills and personalities interact and work together to create more new solutions and ideas for our customers in 2015.”

About bartlett mitchell

bartlett mitchell was established by Wendy Bartlett and Ian Mitchell in 2000 to provide bespoke catering services to business clients in London and the South East of England. bartlett mitchell’s key focus is on providing innovative service and great, fresh food in a sustainable way. The company now employs over 700 in its team and caters at 85 locations for a wide range of clients in business and industry, education, healthcare and service industries.

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My earliest food memories are of my mum’s baking; coconut pyramid cakes were my favourite.

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