More Contract Wins for Talkington Bates

November 30th 2017

Hot on the heels of its recent £2.5m contract wins, Talkington Bates, the bespoke contract caterer, has strengthened its portfolio even further, acquiring two more high-quality contracts.

The company, which is known for its premium, tailored service, has secured contracts with both Yarnton Manor which houses an International Study Centre, and esteemed charity, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Student catering and specialist hospitality services.

Located in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, Yarnton Manor is today an International Study Centre, hosting 18-21 year olds for 10 weeks at a time. Talkington Bates provide the student catering for the duration of their stay, providing breakfast and dinner services as well as a specialist hospitality and event service for the varied internal and external events held at the Manor.

Meanwhile, requirements of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation are quite different. Based near Kings Cross, the charity’s stunning headquarters is home to its employees. The Foundation’s ethos of care – to both its beneficiaries and staff – means it is dedicated to offering all employees lunch, and as such has appointed Talkington Bates to provide the service.

“Fuelling our staff through busy days!”

“Our employees are at the heart of what we do and offering them a nutritious lunch is a benefit we are proud to offer”, says a spokesperson for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. “The lunch solutions Talkington Bates offers really impressed us and we are looking forward to working with them to fuel our staff through busy days!”
Ted McGrath, Principal at Yarnton Manor comments: “Awarding Talkington Bates with our catering contract was not a difficult decision. From the moment we met they took the time to understand our business and meet our specific requirements. The fact that they are willing and flexible enough to cater for both our residential students and individual events is a real bonus for us and fits the needs of our business perfectly.”

Paul Bates, Joint Managing Director of Talkington Bates, says of the new wins: “Offering a specialist solution is what we do best and our latest contract wins are testament to this. Whether it’s high-end dining or comforting favourites, our service is there to help businesses find the catering solution that’s right for them.”

“The opportunity to work with establishments such as Yarnton Manor and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation is brilliant for us as a business and we look forward to expanding our portfolio even further in the future.”

If you and your company are looking to update your contract catering offering, please contact Jo Cavalier at or phone 01869 350192.

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