CH&Co Catering has signed an agreement to provide services to the Harrogate Convention Centre in the UK.

Worth £10m in turnover, the catering and hospitality contract expands CH&Co’s presence in the conference and exhibition venue market. The caterer secured the contract through a competitive tender process.

As part of the contract, CH&Co will offer food and drink services at various locations, including event hospitality for conferences, four grab-and-go style retail outlets across the exhibition halls, four bars and a fleet of interlocking and interchangeable mobile units.

Harrogate Convention Centre director Simon Kent said: “The team at CH&CO has impressed us with its commitment to Harrogate and to developing our business alongside their own.

“They have taken up the running of the full catering offer at the Convention Centre. It’s a major undertaking which encompasses everything from awards dinners and banquets to providing tea and coffee during breaks in events.

“The new partnership strengthens our position in the conference and exhibition venue market.”

“Their ability to tailor catering to very different occasions will be a real strength considering the diverse calendar events we hold here.”

The caterer will offer food and drink experiences with customised menus and service styles to meet the requirements of different conventions. Changes will be made based on visitor demographic, event style and programme.

Food and drink spaces at the centre will also be redesigned to increase customer flow, reduce queue times and increase sales.

CH&Co managing director Dean Lindsay said: “The new partnership strengthens our position in the conference and exhibition venue market, with the Harrogate Convention Centre becoming our flagship venue in this arena.

“We’re also creating uplifting food and drink experiences for the centre’s clients and visitors and it’s great that this will also extend to Harrogate’s residents and visitors. We look forward to working with Harrogate Convention Centre and being part of its evolution.”