Contract caterers in the following sectors:
- State education
- Business and industry, operating under Autograph Foodservice
- Independent schools and further education, operating under Eden Foodservice
- Hospital services, in partnership with sister company, Initial Hospital Services
Time Line :
Initial Catering Services was formed in 1991 and is now part of the Rentokil Initial Group. Operating in more than 3,000 outlets, Initial is one of the largest providers of education catering in the UK.
Operating Data :
Total number of outlets: 2,200 Number of employees: 9,500
Turnover in 2003 was £81m. In 2002 it was £95m.
Key People :
Finance director: Mark Kirby Managing director, Autograph Foodservice North: Andrea Walwyn Managing director, Autograph Foodservice South: Peter Taylor Managing director, education: Simon James