Buffets to Suit wins the contract!

Discussion in 'Press Releases' started by Hayles, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Hayles

    Hayles UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Can't contain myself any longer! Andy from Yetis will be doing this properly for me, but we can now announce that we've won the catering contract for Colchester Borough Council. This means we're now the sole provider for council staff and councillors buffets, refreshments, etc.

    Also, we're one of only three caterers now allowed to cater at the Town Hall for private events or provide outside bars.

    It's excellent news for us - means new staff, new vehicles, new website (up and running now, but Creospace is waiting for info from me - still), new logo and new menus!! And of course, extra pennies coming in.

    We've been through the full tender process which now feels very satisfying. At times we wanted to give up and not bother but I'm very glad we persevered!

    Happy days.......ooh happy days....

    (And the root of this contract goes back over two years when a local charity asked if we'd do a really cheap buffet for them as they had no money. We did and two weeks later a lady from the council called to say she'd been there and could we do a buffet for the council........ she then recommended us to others...... you know the rest! Maybe a lesson there for everyone starting out)

    Happy Hayles

    Two press releases from Colchester in one week - not bad!
    Posted: Apr 26, 2006 By: Hayles Member since: Nov 5, 2005
  2. Ravenfire

    Ravenfire UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Thats fantastic news Hayles well done. :biggrin:
    Posted: Apr 26, 2006 By: Ravenfire Member since: May 18, 2005
  3. SuffolkDesigns

    SuffolkDesigns UKBF Old Timer Full Member - Verified Business

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    Parliament next :D
    Posted: Apr 26, 2006 By: SuffolkDesigns Member since: Jul 5, 2005
  4. coxadmin

    coxadmin UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Congratulations and well done, Hayles.
    Posted: Apr 26, 2006 By: coxadmin Member since: Nov 5, 2004
  5. clairemackaness

    clairemackaness UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well done Hayles you deserve it. I'm often at the council for meetings so next time I eat a sarny I'll know it's one of yours!
    Posted: Apr 26, 2006 By: clairemackaness Member since: Oct 7, 2005
  6. Jean@wincom

    [email protected] UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    And congrats from me.
    Posted: Apr 26, 2006 By: [email protected] Member since: Apr 17, 2006
  7. Mwebb

    Mwebb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well done on the contract. Now you are on the "inside" can you get the council to sort colchesters new stadium out please.
    Many thanks


    PS, and yes Yetis do seem to be popular in colchester at present. I think Andy likes the weather down south? Not sure.
    Posted: Apr 26, 2006 By: Mwebb Member since: Jan 6, 2006
  8. compuclean

    compuclean UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Nice one, well done.
    Posted: Apr 26, 2006 By: compuclean Member since: Jan 2, 2006
  9. creative-keyrings

    creative-keyrings UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    That's great news Hayles,

    very pleased that everything is going well for you!


    Callum Slade
    Posted: Apr 26, 2006 By: creative-keyrings Member since: Apr 22, 2005
  10. Real World Hypnotherapy

    Real World Hypnotherapy UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well done!

    Just remember us when you need more printing done :)

    Posted: May 1, 2006 By: Real World Hypnotherapy Member since: Aug 26, 2005
  11. Rachael

    Rachael UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Well Done Hayles!!!!
    Posted: May 1, 2006 By: Rachael Member since: Jun 6, 2004
  12. MarkPearson

    MarkPearson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Congratulations Hayles :)

    Sounds like a very nice contract you have won!
    Posted: May 1, 2006 By: MarkPearson Member since: Jul 11, 2005
  13. DuaneJackson

    DuaneJackson UKBF Legend Free Member

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    I didn't spot this one when it was posted. Well done Hayles, I'm really pleased to hear you got this - I know you guys we're feeling down a few weeks ago (public sector tendering processes can do that!).

    Onwards and upwards!
    Posted: May 1, 2006 By: DuaneJackson Member since: Jul 14, 2005
  14. Azam.net

    Azam.net UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Particularly pleased to see that this originated from you helping out a charity. Your kindness is now being repaid :)
    Posted: May 9, 2006 By: Azam.net Member since: Aug 19, 2003
  15. Admiral Collections

    Admiral Collections UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well done Haylesm :)

    Posted: May 9, 2006 By: Admiral Collections Member since: Dec 2, 2005
  16. Learning!!

    Learning!! UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Going by some of the newspaper articles I've read recently the councils don't hold back on the food. You should make a tidy amount of money out of that one.
    Posted: May 9, 2006 By: Learning!! Member since: May 8, 2006
  17. Cornish Steve

    Cornish Steve UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Many congratulations!
    Posted: May 9, 2006 By: Cornish Steve Member since: Jul 4, 2005
  18. mattk

    mattk UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    By favour type of food is buffet. Well done!
    Posted: May 9, 2006 By: mattk Member since: Dec 5, 2005
  19. Hayles

    Hayles UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thanks everyone. One week in (or is it two?) and it's a lot more work than we anticipated. (Although some bookings could just be people checking us out I guess.)

    Not only have we got the council bookings each day, but word seems to have got out and we're getting lots of other business and private bookings.

    With our main employee off sick, one vehicle down (due to accident weeks ago), and the phone ringing non stop, it's a little bit crazy! :)

    Posted: May 11, 2006 By: Hayles Member since: Nov 5, 2005