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Tuesday, 10 December

Serving-up Lashings of Profits and Jobs

WSH, the company behind six trading brands operating in the food and hospitality sectors, created over 1,250 new jobs in 2014 following continued growth and investment in its businesses.

For the year ending 26 December 2014, the holding company also saw turnover increase by more than 10% to £590.7m from £534.8 in 2013.

BaxterStorey, Portico, Holroyd Howe, Caterlink, Benugo and the recently acquired Searcys, all saw significant increases in training and development initiatives over the reporting period, alongside investment in new back-office IT and people management systems.

Across the brands, WSH now employs over 16,650 people in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Alastair Storey, chairman and founder of WSH said: “Our commercial success has allowed us to continue to invest in our systems and processes and most importantly, in our people. As a business that is constantly innovating, it is hugely important that we continue to invest in our infrastructure to enable us to grow sustainably. 
“The market has continued to grow and develop and we’ve seen the outsourcing sector continue to flourish. Our diverse portfolio of brands enable us to offer flexible solutions across a number of industries. What’s most important to us is the development of our people. This is why we have invested a significant amount of resource into further developing our academy structures, as well as our broader training programmes.

"Our recipe is simple - good fresh food, sourced locally, prepared and served by well-trained people.

“This year, we have already seen how the market has continued to offer opportunities for our brands.”

Picture: Serving up growth and profits – WSH has revealed its financials.

Article written by TWinFM Reporter

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