Hanover Housing Association Announces Winners of Multi - Million Pound Catering Contract
Published by Rob Ghosh for Hanover Housing Group in Housing and also in Care and Support, Health
National retirement housing provider, Hanover, has awarded Caterplus Services Ltd and Elior UK Holdings Ltd catering contracts worth £25 million.
The new contracts will commence on the 1st April 2013 and will cover 59 of the specialist retirement housing provider’s 70 Extra Care housing estates nationwide.
The five year contract has been split into three regions. Incumbent catering provider Elior has retained the contracts for the South and West whilst Caterplus has secured the contract for the North.
Hanover’s Director for Extra Care, Claire Anderson said; “We’ve listened to residents’ views and it’s clear that residents really value their catering service. They want fresh, high quality & nutritionally balanced meals with plenty of choices which suit different tastes and needs..”
In order to represent residents’ views and to assist with the catering tender Hanover’s Catering and Procurement team recruited 65-year old resident Janet Mizzen to research and collate residents’ views.
Janet said: “Selecting a good catering provider is paramount if older people are to maintain good health through healthy eating.”
Caterplus and Elior displayed flexibility and in depth knowledge when proposing dietary requirements to suit older peoples needs.