'Buzzing’ Wilson Vale celebrates fifth consecutive Top 20 caterers appearance

Con-founders Andrew Wilson and Carolyne Vale
14/11/2017 - 07:00
Contract caterer, Wilson Vale, is celebrating after the firm made The Foodservice Growth Report’s Top 20 catering companies list for a fifth year in a row.

The Ashby-based firm is one of three catering companies to have featured on every list since its inception in 2013.

Wilson Vale came 12th on the list based around reported turnover and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the last three years.

The report produced by AlixPartners and EP showed that Wilson Vale has achieved 18.3% compounded annual growth in gross profit and a turnover increase of 25.4% over the period.

The firm has a portfolio of 95 clients, mainly within the corporate sector, independent education and conferencing. Turnover is forecast at £29 million for year-end December 2017.

Andrew Wilson, co-founder of Wilson Vale, said sector: “We are quietly making our mark on what is an extremely competitive and acquisitive sector by retaining our core values and keeping our growth steady, organic and controlled.

 “To appear on The Foodservice Growth Report for five consecutive years is a remarkable achievement, particularly when our growth has been entirely organic.

“It shows our unique positioning in our market and our determination to continue on the path of independence by building on our core values and keeping our focus on fresh food, craft skills and strong relationships.”

Wilson Vale has started work on a new 8,000sq ft headquarters in Ashby-de-la-zouch in Leicestershire, due for completion in 2018

“We are investing in Leicestershire and in the future of Wilson Vale and our people by creating a better working environment with light and airy working spaces and impressive green credentials, including a 40 kilo solar array to produce our own energy,” added Wilson.

“The building will reflect our ethos and our culture and will be a clear statement of who we are and how we operate. Our operational standards have never been better and there is a palpable sense of confidence and buzz throughout the business.”

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