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For the purposes of this report, the contract catering market is defined as food service management, or the provision of food in a location by outside caterers. Traditionally, contract catering was mainly the domain of industrial work places, where canteens had to be provided for by employers due to government legislation. However, the privatisation of public sector services has resulted in a substantial expansion in the variety of locations where contract caterers are now found.

This report concentrates on the main sectors of contract catering, such as:

  • business and industry, comprising staff catering and including government and agency locations
  • education, including both state education, such as schools, colleges and universities, and independent schools
  • healthcare, including NHS and trust hospitals, private hospitals and private nursing homes
  • catering for the public, e.g. in shopping centres, department stores, transport terminals and special events
  • public sector, such as the MoD, law courts, police and fire service, town hall staff, and prisons
  • remote sites, including oil rigs, training centres and construction sites.

There has been an increasing trend of facilities management companies to provide contract catering services. However, as such services are often bundled with other services and are provided under one facilities management contract, it is not always possible to analyse the value of the catering aspect of such contracts. Therefore the value of such facilities management contracts may not be included in this report. Facilities management services are analysed separately in the UK Facilities Management Market Development report.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. 1. Executive Summary

    • 2. Introduction

      • 2.1 Definitions
        • 2.2 Methodology
          • 2.3 Abbreviations
            • 2.4 Market Positioning
              • 2.5 UK Economy
                • 2.6 Market Factors
                • 3. Market Size And Trends

                    • 3.2 Market Size
                      • Table 1: UK Market for Food and Service Management, 2008-2012
                    • 3.3 Market Segmentation
                      • Table 2: UK Market for Contract Catering, 2008-2012
                      • Table 3: Segmentation of the UK Market for Food and Service Management, by Value, 2008-2012
                      • Table 4: Segmentation of the UK Market for Food and Service Management, by Number of Outlets, 2007-2011
                      • Table 5: Number of Meals Served by the UK Food and Service Management Industry, 2008-2012
                      • Table 6: Segmentation of Meals Served by the UK Food and Service Management Industry, by Sector, 2008-2012
                      • Table 7: Support Services Provided by The Food and Service Management Sector, 2004 and 2011
                    • 3.4.2 Contract Types
                      • Table 8: UK Food and Service Management Market, by Type of Contract, 2009-2011
                    • 3.4.3 International Contracts
                      • 3.4.4 Branding
                        • 3.4.5 Expenditure
                          • Table 9: Average Weekly Household Expenditure on Workplace & School Meals in the UK, 2000-2011
                        • 3.4.6 Legislation
                          • Table 10: Components of Turnover in the Food and Service Management Sector in the UK, 2007-2011
                        • 3.4.7 Social Trends
                          • Table 11: UK Households, 1996-2012
                          • Table 12: Analysis of UK Person Households, by Age, 2006-2012
                          • Table 13: Analysis of UK Employment, by Sex, 1971-2012
                        • 3.4.8 Other Market Drivers
                          • Table 14: UK Public Sector Employment, by Sector, 2006-2012
                          • Table 15: School Pupils In England, by Sector, 2006-2012
                          • Table 16: Uptake of School Meals, by Sector, 2009-2012
                          • Table 17: Average Price of School Meals in Local Authority Schools, by Sector, 2010-2012
                          • Table 18: Average Number of Hospital Beds in England and Occupation, 2006-2013
                          • Table 19: Number of Meals Served and Average Cost in the NHS, 2009-2012
                        • 3.5 Regional Sales
                          • Table 20: Regional Distribution of Business Establishments, 2012
                          • Table 21: Regional Distribution of Employment Levels in Private Business Establishments, 2012
                      • 4. Industry Structure

                          • 4.2 Industry Development
                            • Table 22: Analysis of the Changes in the Event Catering Sector, 2009-2012
                            • Table 23: Analysis of the Changes in the UK Other Food Service Industry, 2009-2012
                          • 4.3 Structure by Turnover
                            • Table 24: Analysis of the Financial Structure of the Events Catering Sector, 2011 and 2012
                            • Table 25: Analysis of the Financial Structure of the Other Food Service Sector, 2011 and 2012
                          • 4.4 Employment
                            • Table 26: Analysis of the Employment Structure of the Event Catering Industry, 2011 and 2012
                            • Table 27: Analysis of the Employment Structure of the Other Food Service Industry, 2011 and 2012
                          • 4.5 Company Profiles
                            • 4.5.1 Aramark
                              • Table 28: Financial Analysis of Aramark, 2007-2011
                            • 4.5.2 BaxterStorey
                                • Table 29: Financial Analysis of BaxterStorey, 2007-2011
                              • 4.5.3 CH & Co
                                • Table 30: Financial Analysis of CH & Co Catering, 2008-2012
                              • 4.5.4 Castle View International Holdings
                                • Table 31: Financial Analysis of Castle View International Holdings, 2008-2012
                              • 4.5.5 Compass Contract Services (UK)
                                • Table 32: Financial Analysis of Compass Contract Services (UK), 2007-2011
                              • 4.5.6 Elior
                                • Table 33: Financial Analysis of Elior UK, 2007-2011
                              • 4.5.7 Initial Catering Services
                                • Table 34: Financial Analysis of Initial Catering Services, 2007-2011
                              • 4.5.8 Lindley Catering
                                • Table 35: Financial Analysis of Lindley Catering, 2007-2011
                              • 4.5.9 Sodexo
                                • Table 36: Financial Analysis of Sodexo, 2007-2011
                            • 5. Forecast

                                • 5.2 Market Size
                                  • Table 37: Forecast UK Market for Food and Service Management, 2013-2017
                                • Diagram 1: Market Development and Forecast Market for Food and Service Management, 2008-2017
                                  • Diagram 1: Market Development and Forecast Market for Food and Service Management, 2008-2017
                                • 5.3 Market Segmentation
                                  • Table 38: Forecast Segmentation of the UK Market for Food and Service Management, by Value, 2013-2017
                              • 6. Further Sources & Contacts

                                  • 6.2 Trade Magazines
                                    • Food & Drink Network UK (Monthly) W.M. Walton & Co. Ltd 12-14 Hainton Avenue Grimsby North East Lincolnshire DN32 9BB Tel: 01472 359036 URL: 6.3 Trade Exhibitions

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