Lancashire-based facilities services provider AM Services Group has extended its range by adding workplace catering.
By launching its AM Food brand, the company said that it “aims to disrupt the UK contract catering market”. The workplace food scheme has already secured its first catering contract for about 600 people at the Deeside engine plant of existing client vehicle manufacturer Toyota.
Michael Wilkinson – a semi-finalist in BBC TV’s Masterchef The Professionals – has been involved in developing the service to ensure that the company is at the cutting edge of food trends and training.
Originally a cleaning business, AM Services Group has since 2003 expanded to include specialist cleaning, security, catering, and concierge and logistics services to businesses across a wide range of industries, from manufacturing, retail, distribution, education, utilities and infrastructure to corporate property management and leisure.
Neil Cooper, AM Services Group’s operations director, said: “We want to disrupt contract catering as we know it and to bring a successful, modern, desirable high street quality food offer to people in their workplace. We are ideally placed to work with businesses that put people and their wellbeing at the heart of workplace food. Whether your staff are working on the factory floor or in an office, food should be a central focus of an employer’s wellbeing and productivity strategy and matched to the unique needs and changing demands of the employees. We are delivering innovative solutions, using the latest technology, hardware and software, full functionality apps, and allergen and nutritional control modules to make this happen.”
He added. “For far too long and far too often we have seen avoidable food waste, long queues and limited service, reduced choice for out-of-hours staff, poor portion control, high costs and lack of nutritional information. We are working with our clients to rid the market of these problems and we will continue to look at new ways of doing things better, because people should have a choice. The offer must be flexible, agile, creative and responsive because what worked yesterday may not continue to work tomorrow.”