Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Contract Catering Management Services
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • Contact
    • Connect Catering Limited, 4-5 Hithercroft Court, Lupton Road, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 9BT

About Connect Catering Limited

Established in 1989, Connect Catering are a catering service solutions provider, specialising in managing clients’ onsite catering, purchasing, consulting and training. The company offers its services to a range of clients, including those in the fields of education, manufacturing and charity.

With 74 sites across the UK, the company has three goals: to be proud of the catering service they provide, to ensure fairness and equality across the company, and to ensure all staff reach their potential through training and support.

To help engage its staff, one thing the growing company does is encourages employees to achieve a score 95% or more in its own Connect Quality Audit. If the target is hit, each team member receives a certificate and a reward of £50 at the company’s November Company Conference.

Kate Bendall and Louise Laver are not only the joint Managing Directors of Connect, they are also sisters and, collectively, have worked for Connect for over 50 years.

What is it like to work for Connect Catering Limited

My Manager
My Manager
Site Managers mentor team members who are working towards their NVQs. All managers at all levels have mentoring as part of their job description, as the company believes this is the most effective form of support within the company and the catering industry.
Every employee has a membership to Hospitality Action, a confidential expert service to help when staff are facing problems, difficulties or challenges relating to their home or working life. This support is offered free to every employee, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Employees of the month are nominated by peers and winners receive a badge which they wear for the month, as well as a bonus, a certificate and full details of why they won in the monthly newsletter.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Male : Female:

    40% / 60%

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