Hospices are facing rising demand for their services and growing financial pressures. A unique link up between the Hospice Quality Partnership and TUCO is enabling HQP’s members to make vital savings on catering spend and ensuring more funds go into patient care.
TUCO Online is a revolutionary web-based eProcurement system that provides a solution for procurement teams to manage and control supplier trading relationships. It’s designed to improve efficiency, reduce costs, give clients complete visibility over spend and ensure full compliance.
The University of Nottingham’s catering outlets are some of the most diverse you’ll find on UK university campuses. Driven by competition from the nearby city centre and desires of a sizable international student population, it was the first university in the UK to open a Chinese restaurant on campus and also has an African-Caribbean themed restaurant run by one of its former MBA students. However, that doesn’t mean they've become complacent.
The sustainability message has become well and truly engrained at the University of Brighton and its hospitality team is playing a critical role in encouraging staff and students to live healthier, greener lives
November was a month of extremes for those engaged in climate change. It started on a high when the Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4th (remarkably quickly given that the deal was agreed less than a year ago). But that tide of optimism turned on November 9th as Donald Trump blustered his way to victory in the US presidential elections...
In 2015, Alliance Manchester Business School awarded its contract to the University of Manchester’s in-house catering department after more than 20 years of using private sector caterers. Despite taking over at an extremely challenging time – in the midst of a major redevelopment.
On the face of it, the Collegiate Campus at Sheffield Hallam University is ideally located to capitalise on a captive market and ensure its students eat and drink at the institution’s outlets. This sprawling collection of university buildings is in a leafy suburb more than a mile from the city center.
Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Manchester Metropolitan University
In 2007 Manchester Metropolitan University's catering department has a deficit of £780k. To reduce these losses and break even, a new employment model was introduced, along with an overhaul of catering spaces, menus and staff development. in 2013/2014 sales reached £3.76million, £1million more than projected. A healthy surplus was also generated, 12 months ahead of budget.
Caledonian University puts heart into campus catering. With 17,000 students, catering at Glasgow’s Caledonian University is a huge operation. The brand new main restaurant is part of a major rebuild, The Heart of the Campus project.
Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Liverpool Hope University
Lancaster University's in-house food operation has gone from making a loss to generating a healthy profit, all in three years. Investing in staff, engaging with every level of the university and finding time for 'brainwaves' are some of the secrets to its success.
Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Univeristy of Reading
A decade ago the University of Reading’s catering service was losing £600k a year. But following a major re-organisation and refurbishment, the in-house operation has never been stronger. In the last three years bar income has grown by 600% and retail sales by 67%. The department is now selfsupporting, paying all rates and generating an annual surplus of £50k. The once institutionalised work culture has been replaced by a competitive catering team hungry to drive sales through new ideas.
Showcasing Excellence Case Study - University of East Anglia
University of East Anglia's Food Operation was making annual losses for £600,000 until a new catering head was hired. Disciplined management procedures have cut costs dramatically and a flexible, enterprising approach to delivery has boosted income to a record high.