Elior UK has been awarded a five-year contract worth in excess of £5.5m with sportscotland.
Following a multi-million pound redevelopment, the contract will see Elior brought on as a catering partner for guests at the Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre (pictured) – the UK’s first inclusive residential sports centre and at the National Sailing Centre in Cumbrae. Elior will also be supplying cleaning services.
Elior will work closely with Irene Riach, National Lead for Performance Nutrition at the sportscotland Institute of Sport. Together, they’ll create an offer that celebrates Scottish produce and supports the health, wellbeing and performance of guests – both professional and amateur, and no matter what their physical, cognitive or behavioral abilities.
Irene Riach said, “Our aspiration is to create truly inclusive world-class dining facilities that will celebrate Scotland’s larder and change perceptions of performance dining – whether for high performance athletes or the occasional sportsperson. We believe Elior is the right partner to help us deliver that aspiration.”
In addition to full residential dining at both centres, Elior will provide a range of healthy grab and go style options in the café and bars, plus a full hospitality offer for conferences and events.
Cheryl MacLeod, Elior business development manager, said, “We understand that sporting teams all have different nutritional and dietary needs, which can be very specific. By working with the nutritionists at sportscotland – Elior will create specially tailored menus, to ensure our offer is optimal for performance.”
“Elior will also be implementing its specialist, tailored menu solution ProvisionPlan – designed for those with varying levels of ability, taking into account the different dietary requirements that reflect individual medical needs and preferences.”