Contract caterer acquires Style

Contract caterer Host Management has bought Style Services Group.

Hertfordshire-based Style Services Group has catering and vending contracts in the business and industry, government, leisure and retail sectors. It has a turnover of £1.9 million. Style Services Group’s contracts include the Highways Agency Regional Offices in Manchester and Bedford, the Home Office National Police Database in Hendon and the Department for Transport in Westminster. It also has the catering contract at Wedgwood, Waterford and Royal Doulton near Stoke-on-Trent, where it operates a staff restaurant, visitor centre restaurant, coffee shop and vending facilities.

Following the acquisition of the trade and assets of Style Services Group, co-founder John Rathbone has joined Host as client relations director while co-founder Ruth Fenton will be purchasing manager. The other co-founder Jim Walker left Style in 2009. Style Services was founded in 2007.

Host Management chief executive Bill Toner said the business was a good strategic fit. “For Style’s existing contracts it is very much business as usual but with the additional backup and support of a larger, national organisation,” he said. Host Management has contracts in Scotland, Wales and England in various business & industry sectors, as well as in schools and higher education establishments and the healthcare industry.

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