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    • Bolton Whites Hotel, De Havilland Way, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL6 6SF
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About Heathcote & Co

Heathcote & Co. are an event and stadium catering company, running quality catering events at parties, festivals and permanent stadiums. Clients include Armani, Boodles and Jaguar Land Rover, as well as personal clients such as Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Paul McCartney.

There’s a long history dating back to 1983, involving two young chefs - Paul Heathcote and Gary Bates - peeling potatoes in the Lake District before moving up the career ladder and reuniting in 1997 to form Heathcotes Outside.

In 2007, they merged with Lindley Catering, making a £20m business a £60m business overnight. The company was sold in 2013 but the pair formed Heathcote & Co. that year.

Today, based at the Macron Stadium - home of Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Heathcote & Co. retain their old values of high-quality, locally sourced, seasonal food with picture-perfect presentation. Among the company’s awards and achievements is an MBE for Paul.

What is it like to work for Heathcote & Co

Senior managers are always present and available during the working day, and know the staff on a first-name basis. They are fully aware of all systems that are in place and regularly meet with the heads of departments
The company provides a choice of meals for staff on duty, as well as a staff room to take a break from the work environment. Flexible working hours are available to help balance home and work life, while a discount incentive scheme offers many promotions for various activities.
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Special contribution cards are given out for outstanding efforts and can be exchanged for gifts, food and drink or monetary vouchers. Their employee of the month is presented with a certificate and cash reward. They also have an employee of the year scheme, with the winner receiving a free holiday.

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    43% / 57%


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