Launch of the Vision Report

A comprehensive analysis and report of operations, people, businesses,
venues, initiatives and technology in the contract catering sector

In partnership with industry leaders and businesses in the sector, EP has designed an indepth report covering all aspects of contract catering in the UK.

Comprised of interviews with renowned business leaders, opinion from some of the preeminent consultants and features on technology, innovations and sustainability initiatives the book is a comprehensive examination of almost every aspect of the contract catering sector.

A taste of some of the features include interviews with a host of well-regarded industry figures, including:

Alastair Storey, WSH Limited
Allister Richards, Gather & Gather
Andrew Main, Aramark
Bill Toner, The CH&Co Group
Catherine Roe, Elior UK
Debbie White, Sodexo
Dennis Hogan, Compass Group
Doug Tetley, DNC
Francois Gautreaux, Bartlett Mitchell
Frank Bothwell, Thomas Franks
James Boyle, Restaurant Associates
Jim Lovett, Waterfall Services
Madeleine Musselwhite, The CH&Co Group
Oliver Cock, Compass Group
Paul Fisher, Elior
Patrick Harbour, Harbour & Jones
Robyn Jones, The CH&Co Group
Simon Esner, BaxterStorey
Simon Houston, Bartlett Mitchell
Stephanie Hamilton, ISS
Tim O’ Neill, Graysons
Tim West, Elior
Vince Pearson, Waterfall Services
Wendy Bartlett mbe, Bartlett Mitchell
Zoe Watts, CreativEvents

“Behind the Scenes” at some unique venues such as:

  • Twickenham
  • Wimbledon
  • RIBA
  • Lambeth Palace
  • The Francis Crick Institute
  • Henley Regatta

Also included are indepth analysis of such issues as:

  • The impact of M&A/buyouts/acquisitions/coalitions/break-ups on the overall sector
  • Comprehensive review of turnover figures, and how the leading businesses place
  • The use of technology and its importance to the sector
  • Food trends and changing consumer expectations
  • Sustainability and CSR initiatives being implemented

Adding their expert opinion to the report, a number of highly regarded consultants have penned their thoughts on a wide range of issues with input from:

  • Andrew Etherington, Chairman FCSI
  • Wendy Sutherland, Ramsay Todd
  • Simon Biggs, The Litmus Partnership
  • Julian Fris, Neller Davies
  • Paul Greenwood, Tricon
  • David Russell, The Russell Partnership
  • Ian Doughty, Turpin Smale

On the morning of September 30th, EP will host a launch event in The City run in tandem with a series of events in partnership with some of the prestige catering and hospitality management schools & colleges including Glion, Brookes and The Edge Hotel School. With audiences including students, professional operators, clients and suppliers, these are an opportunity to meet some of the key players and learn more about an often misunderstood sector.

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