March News from Boyd-Thorpe Associates

Boyd-Thorpe Associates Newsletter

bta_image_catererAre we expecting too much
of the caterer?

The capital investment sums commanded by clients have escalated
in recent years as catering offers have become more sophisticated
and design projects more ambitious. There is little sign of this abating
with public sector funding being squeezed and privately-owned
attractions feeling the pinch from a depressed economy. In this article,
we ask the question: will the caterers continue to fund the investment
needs of clients?

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Changes Afoot

We are constantly observing the market to see
who's winning (and losing) contracts. Some
caterers remain in favour whilst others have
lost more than they have gained in recent years. However, it is the new entrants to the concession market that are worth looking out for. So, just who are they?

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Optimising your Catering

Although you may engage a contract caterer to manage your catering facilities avoid resting on
your laurels once the caterer has settled into the
kitchen. Your approach to managing the contract plays a huge part in service delivery standards. Proactive contract management will reap the greatest rewards for all.

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A Royal Gain

Boyd-Thorpe Associates has retained the concession advisory contract at The Royal Parks following a recent retender of the service. The contract, which we have held since 1994, covers
the consultancy for the catering and leisure
concession contracts across the eight London Royal Parks...

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Other News

We're expanding!
Due to our continued success we have recruited another consultant. Fiona, Jayne and Louise are delighted to welcome Alex Coffin to the consultancy team

Did you know..?
The optimum amount of time to allow for a straightforward catering tender is 26 weeks if the process is to be thorough, well-researched, attract maximum interest and be properly mobilised. Allow up to 12 months for a more complex tender.

New Openings Worth a Visit
The House Cafe, Clissold House, London, N4 2EY (Company of Cooks)

Energy Café, Science Museum, London, SW7 2DD (benugo)

The Indian Room, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1PP (Searcys)

The Coach House Restaurant, Hatfield House, Hatfield, AL9 5NQ (Compass)

Congratulations to... Watts Gallery
Watts Gallery has been nominated for the Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries 2012. Click to vote!

All for charity!
Boyd-Thorpe Associates is delighted to sponsor the Face of Henley charity as it celebrates its 10th anniversary with a photographic exhibition showcasing the many faces of Henley. Find out why...


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