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AiP school caterer celebrates 20th anniversary
13/06/2018 - 07:00
Alliance in Partnership (AiP) school catering company is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, having been founded in June 1998.

Currently run by its three directors - Paul Rogers, Sally Tyson and Angela Austin – the company has undergone much change, not least acquiring Class Catering in 2014 and The Contract Dining Company in 2017.

Today, this sees its 1,600 employees serve 75,000 meals a day across 377 schools and colleges in the Midlands, London and South East.

Managing director Paul Rogers commented: “AiP has grown considerably in the last few years through organic growth and acquisition, but we have also stayed true to our ethos of supplying high quality, locally sourced and seasonal meals at quality prices.

“We have introduced distinct branding in both primary and secondary schools, and also push the boundaries with innovative food concepts (such as street food) to stay ahead of market trends.

“This means that students enjoy their school meals and head teachers are assured of an inspirational and properly managed catering service.

“Our customer-based approach, where we always strive to find a solution, has been integral to our success.

“However, our 20-year anniversary wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of everyone in the AiP team – development chefs, managers, and of course, the front-line staff who welcome thousands of hungry school children into their dining rooms every day, with a home cooked meal and a smile.”