Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Contract Catering Management Services
  • Year established:
    1989
  • Website:
    http://www.connectcatering.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Connect Catering Limited, 4-5 Hithercroft Court, Lupton Road, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 9BT

About Connect Catering Limited

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’ performance is measured via the Connect Quality Audit, which has been in place since the company was formed. Managers have a responsibility to assess their own sites, which is then checked by an Operations Manager every other month.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Every employee receives a Connect’s Progression Chart for Careers, which allows them to hone their craft skill training to keep up with current trends, enhance knowledge and stimulate creativity. This includes artisanal bread making, sushi preparation and sugarcraft courses.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Connect’s Workplace Worries Policy is an alternative way for employees to confidentially contact management about any issues or concerns at work. This policy is an important way of keeping communication open within the company and catching any wrongdoing at the earliest opportunity.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

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

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    22%

  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    4%

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Staff:

    476

  • UK sites:

    71

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