John Roe, 49, Martin Garland, 59, and Amanda Ashmore, 53, founded this Worcestershire caterer in 2008. It services 160 schools with fresh, locally sourced food by taking over existing kitchens and retaining staff but updating training, equipment and supply chains. It also helps to support school curriculums, so that students learn about food and business. The company added 45 new schools to its list of clients at the start of the educational year, and plans to expand by diversifying into related areas such as nurseries, colleges and universities. Sales reached £11.9m this year, and its staff of 639 includes contract caterers.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank97
CompanyAspens Services
ActivityContract caterer
LocationWorcestershire
Annual sales rise over 3 years43.87%
Latest sales £000s11,851
Staff639
Founded2008
Websitewww.aspens-services.co.uk

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