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Significant contract win for Aramark

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Aramark has been awarded a contract extension by Goodyear Dunlop. 

The firm will continue to use commercial catering equipment to provide food and facilities services at the global tyre manufacturer's UK head office in Erdington near Birmingham for a further three years. 

James Dallas, Aramark director of operations, commented: "In this new contract we aim not just to consolidate our relationship with Goodyear Dunlop but explore how we can provide an even better service."

The total value of the deal is £4.8 million and will continue the eight-year partnership between the two companies. 

Mr Dallas claimed Aramark will now work alongside Goodyear Dunlop with a particular focus on waste management and control.

"Aramark is a signatory to the WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) Voluntary Agreement on waste and we will ensure that this will be one of our many high-profile client contracts where we have an exemplary approach to waste management," he commented.

The subject of waste in the food industry has received considerable attention in recent months. In July multinational consumer goods company Unilever called on businesses in the sector to "get wise on waste" and the organisation has launched a free app to help firms do this. 

Furthermore, a new survey by the Sustainable Restaurant Association revealed 53 per cent of consumers think eating out venues should focus on reducing waste. This was rated as the top priority for restaurants alongside providing healthier and more nutritious meals.  

The Goodyear Dunlop deal is not the only significant contract win Aramark has received recently. At the end of July, it announced it will be providing catering services for the University of Bedfordshire. 

A three-year agreement will see the company operate across two campuses in Bedford and Luton and is worth around £4 million.

Tracey Smith, Aramark's business development director for education, said the quality service the firm provides will help the university to attract prospective students. More than 26,000 students currently attend the higher education institution.ADNFCR-16001031-ID-801629299-ADNFCR

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