Education wins boost C&C’s top line

C&C Catering Equipment is hoping that a slew of projects delivered in the education sector during the past year will bode well for its business moving forward.

Although C&C operates heavily in other sectors, notably leisure, hospitality and healthcare, education has proved to be a particularly fruitful area for the Chester-based business of late.

Peter Kitchin, managing director of C&C, says major front and back-of-house installations have taken place at London’s South Bank University, Wolfson College, Bromley College, Brasenose College, and University of Westminster.

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It also oversaw a huge catering project at Manchester’s Metropolitan University’s £50m Student Hub, which won it a CEDA award earlier this year.

“We take great pride in all our projects, but to be working with so many universities and colleges nationwide is testament to our professional approach and quality results,” said Kitchin. “Working within the education sector often means time is of the essence, and in some cases we are faced with huge constraints such as working on listed buildings or out of normal operating hours.”

At Bromley College, C&C was responsible for installing the new student restaurant, The Rookery Cafe, as part of a wider £24m redevelopment of the college, while at Brasenose it fitted a new catering facility within an existing grade 1-listed building.

This required the company’s project team to complete the job without causing any alteration to the building structure and working out of normal working hours, said Kitchin.

At London South Bank University, meanwhile, C&C provided a stylish new student servery area called ‘Grads Café’.

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