Staff at Argos can now enjoy the best of canteen food, thanks to a £3m contract with Catering Alliance. Founded in 1996 by Michael Scott, Sean Hagan and Russell Scandrett, the company aims to ‘bring high-street eating ideals into the canteen’. Its sales have grown 89% a year from £2.5m in 1997 to £16.6m in 2000, when it employed 1,224 staff. The company refurbishes and runs client restaurants, supplying everything from chefs to vending machines. Its customers include Asda, Dunlop Tyres and The Independent newspaper.

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Company details
Year2001
Rank56
CompanyCatering Alliance
ActivityContract caterer
LocationWarwickshire
Annual sales rise over 3 years88.48%
Latest sales £000s16,574
Staff1,224
Founded1996
Websitewww.catering-alliance.com

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