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CH&Co Group Merge with Brookwood Partnership ABsolutely Catering

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CH&Co Group Merge with Brookwood Partnership ABsolutely Catering

CH&Co Group Merge with Brookwood Partnership ABsolutely Catering
July 18
08:29 2016

CIS Excellence Awards co-sponsor CH&Co Group has announced a merger with independent education caterer, the Brookwood Partnership and its sister company, ABsolutely Catering.

The deal gives the new group a turnover in excess of £200m, and its associated brands will provide catering at over 600 sites across the UK, employing nearly 6,000 people.

According to CH&Co Group’s CEO Bill Toner (pictured above right), the merger provides a larger foothold in these important sectors:

‘With the combined assets and team of CH&Co Group and Brookwood, we have greater strength to compete even more vigorously in the education sector,’ he explained.

‘Our Group is made up of a number of niche brands, each targeting specific business areas. Brookwood and ABsolutely Catering will operate separately as education specialists.’

According to Toner, merging Brookwood’s assets and team with a larger, well-respected independent company such as CH&Co Group provides them with the perfect opportunity to be able to compete more effectively and provide more opportunities for employees.

As part of the merger, Brookwood’s co-founders Kate Martin and Sue Parfett will continue in their current roles as managing partners. Ms Martin said: ‘We sought greater resources to develop and enhance our client service, while CH&Co Group wanted to expand further within the education sector.

‘We were impressed with the earlier merger of CH&Co and Host Catermasters.

‘They have maintained a high client retention rate of 97%, a strong focus on quality food and service and have managed to keep the unique feel of the various brands that make up the group.

‘The deal us take Brookwood and ABsolutely on to the next chapter.’






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