BBC broadcaster jokes about the Beeb tea will take on a very local flavour after facilities provider Servest secured an £25.5million contract with the BBC.
The three year contract, of £8.5m a year, for the Fornham All Saints based company begins on April 1 and will operate at 18 locations and could be extended for a further two year period.
It includes the New Broadcasting House and Media Village in London, MediaCityUK in Salford Quays and the Beeb’s sites in Cardiff and Bristol.
The deal will see 300 Servest staff provide catering for 14,000 of the BBC’s staff and visitors.
The contract will extend to 27 outlets including 24/7 staff restaurants, deli bars and Costa Coffee outlets including catering for meetings and green rooms and for events such as the Commonwealth Games.
Servest is a leading facilities management provider and employs more than 15,000 people across 4,500 sites in the UK. Its cforporate offices are in Tut Hill.
Henry Watts, managing director of Servest Catering said: “It is testament to our ability to provide nationwide coverage with a local focus.
“Our aim is to do for staff and visitors to the BBC just what we do best every day. That is to provide a contemporary catering service that has great people and local, seasonal produce at its core.”
Rob Legge, Servest CEO UK and Europe added: “We pride ourselves on our approach to delivering an innovative, market-leading service.”
Alan Bainbridge, director of the BBC’s facilities management re-procurement project, said: “The value and local focus offered by Servest Group made it the right choice for this important contract.
“Having been successful in winning all the procurement lots the BBC will benefit from both consistency across all sites but local sourcing wherever possible,”