Wilson Vale wins catering deal with IM Group

Wilson Vale has scooped a catering contract with IM Group, the Midlands-based automotive and property investment specialist.

The team of six Wilson Vale staff has just started catering for 250 staff at IM Group’s new corporate headquarters in Solihull. The Solihull complex now houses the IM Group of companies including IM Properties, Spitfire Bespoke Homes, International Motors, Isuzu UK and Subaru UK.

Wilson Vale went up against 14 competitors in a challenging tender process to win the contract which is valued at £400K in annual turnover.

The Ashby-based independent caterers will provide a breakfast, lunch, coffee bar and extensive hospitality services at the new site.

Andrew Wilson, co-founder of Wilson Vale, 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.

“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.”

Andrew Edmiston, managing director of IM Group, 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.”