In October of this year abm catering limited successfully secured their place on two major catering services frameworks, ESPO and Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC).
ESPO are a public sector organisation who work with and buy on behalf of education providers. Their frameworks give education providers access to thousands of products and services, such as contract catering. The most recent ESPO framework is part of a new catering service model which includes a ‘Lot’ specifically designed for education services. Their website reads: “The Education Lot includes service providers who are experts in their field and will tailor their catering service to meet your specific requirements… Depending on your requirements and size of premises a range of service models can be offered.”
abm catering pride ourselves on being experts in the contract catering industry; founded in 1983 we provide a high-quality bespoke service that brings the best in fantastic and innovative food. We transform individual facilities providing not just exceptional food but an exceptional service. This is why it is so important that we are part of frameworks such as ESPO and Crescent Purchasing Consortium.
CPC are a purchasing association. Their main purpose is to produce EU-tendered purchasing frameworks. These cover a wide variety of products and services and their portfolio is constantly developing. The CPC now hosts over 5,500 member institutions nationwide.
Access to frameworks such as CPC and ESPO are fantastic for organisations such as ours. It gives us a much larger market to provide our tailored catering services to. Some of the services we offer our clients include, but are not limited to: Bespoke menus featuring freshly supplied and flavoursome ingredients and Food for Life Bronze, Silver and Gold menus; Dietary, Ethnic. Religious and Cultural requirements; Nutritional support; Catering service operation advice; Added value incentives and events; Food education; Facility design & revamp and much more.
abm catering look forward to a long partnership with CPC and ESPO and we are thrilled to be part of these key frameworks for the education sector.