Initiatives such as Jamie Oliver’s healthy school dinners have helped this catering company, which specialises in food made from fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Half of Catering Academy’s 80 customers are in the education sector – they include private schools, higher education colleges and universities. Other prominent clients include the Health Protection Authority and Outward Bound. The company is led by founders Stacey Rose, Kevin Cannon and Louise Wymer, and sales grew 156% a year from an annualised £855,000 in 2005 to £14.3m in 2008.
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