September 2017

22/09/2017 07:09
The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has called for UK-wide separate food waste collections to be introduced by Government following data showed recycling rates in London are declining.

REA called on yesterday’s (21 September) ‘Waste: The Circular Economy’ report which revealed that recycling rates in the capital have fallen back to the levels seen in 2010, to be a turning point in tackling food waste.

The report published by the London Assembly Environment Committee...

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22/09/2017 07:09
Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced that Richard Cousins will step down from his role as chief executive officer in March 2018 and retire from the group in September.

After holding the post for 11 years, Cousins will be replaced by Dominic Blakemore, the group’s current chief operating office for Europe.

Compass said Blakemore, who will take over the role on 1 October 2018, would work closely with Cousins during the next six months to ensure a smooth...

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21/09/2017 12:09
Gateshead School Catering has won a three-year contract to provide meals at Sedgefield College in County Durham.

The Gateshead Council-run service beat off competition from local and national caterers to secure the deal which will see it serve approximately 1,000 pupils and teachers at the college.

Facilities and catering manager, Michael Lamb, said: “We think one of the reasons Sedgefield College...

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21/09/2017 11:09
Independent catering management consultancy Educo has announced that it is to donate a percentage of its charges to the Soil Association’s Food for Life programme.

Educo provides services to head teachers, governors and bursars to improve school meals provision in both the state and independent sectors.

Robert Weiner, director at Educo said: “We know that lunchtimes are a key part of the school day. Food should be freshly prepared, nutritious, well...

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20/09/2017 09:09
Educaterers Ltd, a new local authority traded company has been established in Warwickshire to deliver school catering services.

Set up by Warwickshire Country Council, which has been providing school meals in the region for over 25 years, Educaterers has taken up the role as part of a new council project.

The council hope that by setting up the stand-alone company, of which it is the sole shareholder, it will have...

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