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GATHER & GATHER JOINS CH&CO FAMILY

Gather & Gather is excited to announce that it has merged with CH&CO.  

By teaming up with CH&CO – one of the UK’s most dynamic catering brands – as a strategic partner, the core values of Gather & Gather will continue to be upheld. As a Royal Warrant holder for the provision of catering services to Her Majesty The Queen and other prestigious clients, including Historic Royal Palaces, ZSL London Zoo and Kew Gardens, CH&CO possesses the expertise and scale to enhance the range of catering services that Gather & Gather provides.

The staff and senior management team of Gather & Gather, including Managing Director, Allister Richards, will transfer to CH&CO and will continue to run the business.

Allister Richards, Managing Director, Gather & Gather says, “It has been a great pleasure to build this business over the last seven years and I’m so proud that our committed team now delivers exceptional food and drink to more than 250,000 customers daily across workplaces, historic venues and large outdoor events. 

“Our growth has been fuelled by a determination to do things our own way, and to serve our customers in a style that better reflects modern tastes and expectations. To do this we have focused our efforts on our wellbeing programmes, inspiring collaborations such as our Gathered Table initiative, new technologies and of course our people, without whom none of this would be possible. 

“Mitie’s input and support has been fantastic throughout, and we look forward to continuing working with them closely as a strategic partner. This next step is an exciting opportunity for us to be part of a group that is dedicated to providing catering and hospitality services to its clients. In CH&CO, we have found our business a home where we can build on our success and continue to thrive in new and existing markets. We are delighted to be joining their team.”

Bill Toner, Chef Executive Office, CH&CO, commented “This acquisition is a key part of our growth strategy and represents a great opportunity for Mitie, Gather & Gather and CH&CO. We are very excited about the future growth potential for our business in our strategic partnership with Mitie – we bring scale and catering expertise; Mitie brings an extensive client list and innovation, and we both share a reputation for great customer service. The sharing of best practice will drive an even better service for our clients, and the enlarged CH&CO group creates unparalleled opportunities for growth.”

"This next step is an exciting opportunity for us…..In CH&CO, we have found our business a home where we can build on our success and continue to thrive in new and existing markets"
ALLISTER RICHARDS, MANAGING DIRECTOR, GATHER & GATHER

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