Wilson Vale, of Ashby, wins £1.5m catering contract with Leicester university deal for county caterers
A catering company has struck a £500,000 a-year deal with the University of Leicester.
Wilson Vale, of Ashby, has won the three-year catering contract for the university's College Court Conference Centre, a new venue which is due to open in October 2013 in Knighton Road, Leicester.
The team of 13 Wilson Vale staff will provide a breakfast, lunch dinner and hospitality service for delegates and visitors as well as catering for weddings and other events.
Formerly a hall of residence, College Hall has undergone a £14 million transformation into a residential conference venue, which will be open all-year around.
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Andrew Wilson, co-founder and managing director of Wilson Vale, said: "The university has breathed new life into the building and we feel tremendously proud to have been chosen to be their catering partners.
"To have such a prestigious client on our doorstep is a wonderful way to start our new financial year.
"Our purchasing philosophy of sourcing locally, along with our fresh food ethos will ensure the university and community will have the very best."
Steven Crawford, conference centre director, said: "I look forward to working with Wilson Vale as we grow College Court into the first-class conference centre for Leicester and the region."