Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Contract Caterer
  • Year established:
    2001
  • Website:
    http://www.lexingtoncatering.com
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • 72 Cannon Street, London, London, England, EC4N 6AE

About Lexington Catering Ltd


What is it like to work for Lexington Catering Ltd

Leadership
Leadership
Mike Sunley has been the driving force behind Lexington since establishing the business in 2002. His determination, positivity and motivation have ensured that the company has grown year on year both in terms of turnover and people. From the start Mike wanted to do things differently and this has enabled Lexington to develop a strong culture. It’s more than Mike’s tireless approach to the very best food, people and service; he’s also ensured Lexington is recognised as one of the UK’s leading contract caterers, with an enviable reputation as one of the best employers in their sector. In a recent Investors in People audit, where Gold standard was achieved, employees commented that Mike is 'visible, communicative, professional, fun, approachable and recognises people!' Mike was also named the 'Foodservice Caterer of the Year' at the 30th anniversary of the prestigious Catey Awards in July 2013. The Foodservice Caterer award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the catering and wider hospitality world, who has combined innovation with sound financial performance as well as demonstrating clear business achievements. Mike was praised for driving business innovations across the company and operating Lexington with strong people focused policies at the heart of the business. In a time when many companies were cutting back on investment in their people it was made clear that Mike’s continued investment in training and people retention has paid dividends for the company’s growth and wider business success.

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Lexington Catering teamed up with Oliver Grat from Energise You, who is the UK's leading expert of energy and performance in the workplace. Oliver speaks on wide number of topics at conference and we are working with him specifically where this relates to food and nutrition; - Offers advice and support regarding their menus. Holds Nutrition for High Energy Workshops for their people, customers and clients. Exhibits in the restaurants to introduce new customers to his approach. These initiatives support their approach to wellbeing in the workplace.

Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Lexington Catering want to maintain their reputation as an employer of choice in the Central London catering market, a sector notorious for poor pay and often difficult working conditions. To supplement basic pay, they offer extensive 'soft benefits' such as an extra days holiday on their birthday, Travel Season Ticket Loans, Childcare Vouchers, attendance bonus, Cycle to Work Scheme, Christmas shopping vouchers, Employee Assistance Programme, mentoring, Baby Gap vouchers for new parents and bespoke training courses for all team members. Additionally, approximately 80% of their workforce receive the London Living Wage, which is currently £8.55 per hour, or above. We also recently held our first awards ceremony and rewarded each of our winners with an engraved, crystal trophy and an iPad Mini.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    11%

  • Average Age:

    37

  • UK sites:

    47

  • Male : Female:

    55% / 45%

  • Staff:

    560

  • Staff Turnover:

    6%

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