Case Studies

Advice on making the most of various opportunities to increase business.

Advice on making the most of various opportunities
to
increase business.
Showcasing Excellence - Hospice Quality Partnership

Showcasing Excellence - Hospice Quality Partnership

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.

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TUCO Online - University of Brighton case study

TUCO Online - University of Brighton case study

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.

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University of Nottingham Case Study

University of Nottingham Case Study

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.

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University of Brighton Case Study

University of Brighton Case Study

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

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Sefton Case Study

Sefton Case Study

EXCELLENCE IN CATERING PROCUREMENT SEFTON METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
 
The introduction of universal infant free school meals put huge additional demands on Sefton Council’s catering service. But having TUCO in its corner ensured it was a smooth transition...

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The University Of Chester Case Study

The University Of Chester Case Study

TUCO have been working alongside The University Of Chester to produce a Case Study to analyse market research and trends within the TUCO Framework that have been implemented.

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Footprint Issue 42 December 2016

Footprint Issue 42 December 2016

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...

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The University Of Edinburgh Case Study

The University Of Edinburgh Case Study

TUCO have been working alongside The University Of Edinburgh to produce a Case Study to analyze market research, trends within the TUCO Frame work that has been implemented.

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MBS Case Study

MBS Case Study

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.
 
 

 

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TUCO Sheffield Hallam Case Study

TUCO Sheffield Hallam Case Study

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.

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 Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Manchester Metropolitan University

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.

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Case Study - Caledonian University

Case Study - Caledonian University

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.

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Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Liverpool Hope University

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.

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Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Univeristy of Reading

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.

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Showcasing Excellence Case Study - University of East Anglia

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.

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