Talkington Bates on a Roll with Quartet of New Business Wins and Brand New Website

May 9th 2016

Bespoke contract caterer, Talkington Bates, is on a winning streak, boasting four significant new contract wins underpinned by the launch of a brand new website.

The four wins are: London Borough of Camden Administration and Public HQ based on Pancras Square, N1, RSPCA headquarters in Horsham, Bristol Port Company plus oil and gas experts National Oilwell Varco (NOV) in Gloucestershire. The quartet of tenders boast a combined turnover of £1 million per year.

Talkington Bates has not only revived menus, but also freshened up the catering facilities in the sites, offering diners a whole new eating experience.

The contract caterer serves breakfast and lunch in the staff restaurant and public café at the London Borough of Camden, which has an average footfall of 15,000 per month including their 1,500 members of staff. Hospitality services, kitchenette provisions and coffee pods are also part of the five-year contract.

RSPCA headquarters in Horsham is a fabulous gain with the catering operation consisting of breakfast, lunch and hospitality events for their 400 staff. Talkington Bates’ Freedom Food Certification was key to winning this account and will be utilised throughout its menus.

Breakfast, lunch and hospitality catering is also provided for Bristol Port Company, where their eating facility is also open to the public as well as a variable number of staff.

Services for National Oilwell Varco (NOV) include breakfast, lunch, hospitality and vending options throughout the facility for its 350 staff and contractors. NOV are delighted with the greatly improved focus on food quality and customer service.

Paul Bates, Chairman of Talkington Bates, said of the wins: “I’m delighted to get the chance to cement some long-standing relationships with these contracts through our focus on fresh, quality food and exceptional service levels. The diversity of catering options we provide is demonstrated through these sites and the whole team works hard to offer innovation at every opportunity, not just with the food, but ways of working as well.”

In addition to these impressive contract wins, Talkington Bates has also launched a brand new website – – which is easy-to-navigate and where companies looking to reinvigorate their dining experiences can visit to find out more about what Talkington Bates can deliver.

For more information contact Jo Cavalier at or 01844 211 670.

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