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Chartwells wins Catering and hospitality contract at Coventry University

Coventry University has announced it has awarded the contract for all its catering and hospitality requirements to Chartwells.

Press Release : Compass Group
Compass Group news team
Friday 15 October 2010

This contract was won by Compass' education business, Chartwells, after a competitive tender and started at the beginning of September this year.

Chartwells will provide the catering for the University's employees and more than 17,000 students across the 33-acre campus. Hospitality is also provided for the University for a variety of different functions from graduation ceremonies and large training days to weekend events. 

The catering offer includes the popular high street brand Costa Coffee, Fairtrade and Rain Forest Alliance tea and coffee, as well as a selection of Compass' branded healthy foods and meals which take inspiration from the world's most popular cuisines.  Chartwells has taken over the existing catering facilities but is working with the University to create a brand new food court which will open in spring 2011 in the Students' Building.

David Soutter, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning and Resources) at Coventry University said: "Chartwells come to us with an impressive track record and we look forward to having a close and productive working relationship with them."

Tony Byrne, Managing Director, Chartwells, said, "We are delighted to be working with Coventry University. We have worked really hard to develop an offer that meets the needs of both students and staff and look forward to working in partnership with the University to create an amazing food court, providing the perfect dining environment for the University and offering a wide range of great tasting food."

Notes to editors

For more information:
Liz Bastone, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Tel: 01895 554426
Mob:  07500 607965
Email: liz.bastone@compass-group.co.uk

About Chartwells
Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK.  Chartwells works with over 2,000 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges and universities.

Chartwells' Eat, Learn, Live ethos helps to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.