C&C Catering buoyed by project spike

Chester-based equipment firm C&C Catering is ending the year on a high note after bagging contracts worth £3.5m during the past quarter, including a kitchen services project at the UK offices of Google.

Business has been brisk for the company in the run-up to Christmas, with a series of deals in London the high point for the 30-year-old outfit.

C&C is currently involved in the refurbishment of the Cafe Royal in Regent Street, which is being turned into a luxury hotel, as well as a project that will see it deliver kitchen, servery and cold room equipment for the Oxford Brookes University.

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The recent deal with Google, which involved the catering service areas at the internet giant’s new Shoreditch HQ, has been valued at more than £900,000.

C&C founder and managing director, Peter Kitchin, believes that irrespective of the dour economic headlines, there is enough new business around to be upbeat.

“There’s a great deal of doom and gloom around in the economy, but we’re doing our best to fight this despondency,” he was quoted as saying in the Liverpool Daily Post. “There is business out there and many companies are investing in new equipment and facilities. Alongside these major blue-chip schemes, we’re also seeing activity on smaller projects.”

C&C is one of the UK’s most established professional kitchen contractors. Its client base includes organisations such as Fortnum & Mason, Nomura Bank and Astra Zeneca.

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