British firm Wilson Vale has received a catering contract from Midlands-based automotive and property investment specialist IM Group to offer services at its new corporate headquarters in Solihull, England.

The company secured the contract following a tender process involving 14 competitors. The contract is valued at £400K in annual turnover.

As part of the contract, the catering firm is currently offering breakfast, lunch, coffee bar and extensive hospitality services at the Solihull complex. A team of six people from Wilson Vale started serving 250 employees of IM Group at the site.

The Solihull complex is home to various divisions of the IM Group including IM Properties, Spitfire Bespoke Homes, International Motors, Isuzu UK and Subaru UK.

Wilson Vale co-founder Andrew Wilson said: “We went through a very serious accreditation process and one thing is clear – a shared culture and a belief that catering is a crucial part of a company’s welfare strategy, enhancing the working environment, staff retention and motivation.

“IM Group’s on-site staff restaurant, ‘The Bridge’ is a very special facility. The overall design and finish show the thought and care that have gone into ensuring that their staff and visitors have a welcoming, relaxed and homely hub to eat and meet in during the working day.

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“We look forward to working closely with our new client to support their vision and to ensure that our catering service enhances the working day for all on site.”

IM Group managing director Andrew Edmiston said: “As a company we have put a lot of effort into the design and construction of our new HQ. From the outset, we knew that we wanted a catering provider at the top of their game, producing excellent food and great hospitality.

“The Wilson Vale team will become an integral part of our business and work with us to maintain and enhance our inclusive and positive culture both inside and outside of our Group.”

In April this year, Wilson Vale reported an 11% increase in turnover for the fiscal year ending 31 December 2018.