Anglia Crown has won a five-year contract with facilities service provider ISS Healthcare, in a deal worth an estimated £30m.
The company has been working with ISS Healthcare since 2002 and the new contract will see it supply meals to more than 20 ISS Healthcare operated sites across the country.
As part of the deal Anglia Crown will supply its chilled and frozen prepared meals to hospitals including the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Kingston Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, London.
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Anglia Crown secured the new agreement following a competitive tender process, having impressed ISS Healthcare with its quality meals, particularly its award-winning Crown Advantage individual meal range.
Its core range, Crown Choice features single and multi-portion, chilled and frozen options, while its Crown Advantage with Smartpack technology range offers around 40 frozen main menu choices.
The innovative packaging in Crown Advantage, allows for precise presentation to ensure consistency at every meal service. Meals can be transferred from the pack to a warm plate or bowl, exactly as they come in the container with the aid of the removable base.
Anglia Crown will also be supplying its new finger food range as part of the contract, which it developed to help support people with dementia and other patient groups who struggle to use cutlery.
The range includes a variety of soups, main dishes covering meat, fish, poultry and vegetarian options, as well as a selection of desserts.
Paul Howell, head of commercial Anglia Crown, said:
“We are delighted to have retained our existing business with ISS Healthcare and look forward to continuing to work together over the next five years.
“Contract retentions, as well as expected new business, will form a significant part of our plans for future growth.
“At Anglia Crown, we recognise that consistency in the quality of food for patients is a crucial factor for hospitals, but we also understand the importance of developing new products to meet the ever-changing needs within healthcare catering.
“We work closely with ISS Healthcare to develop new dishes suitable for a range of patients and dietary requirements.
“The whole team at Anglia Crown has worked hard to ensure we consistently maintain our high standards to provide quality meals to our clients, customers and patients.”
Chris Ash, managing director, ISS Healthcare, added:
“I am really pleased that ISS and Anglia Crown will continue to work in partnership to provide best in class patient meals to the hospitals we provide catering services to.
“I am excited by the development and exclusive arrangements we have in our new contract and look forward to seeing these being rolled out in the coming months across our healthcare estate.”