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Who we are

About us

From day one, we’ve always aimed to provide delicious food, prepared and served by outstanding people, all underpinned by a sustainable, ethical approach to business.


Our founders, Wendy Bartlett and Ian Mitchell, gave us much more than our initials. They created a contract catering company that genuinely respects and values its clients and its team, and keeps a deep love of food at the heart of its operations.

These principles live on, as the next generation leads the company. Joint Managing Directors Angus Brydon and Antony Prentice continue Wendy and Ian’s legacy of investing in strong, long-term relationships with our clients and supplier partners. When you work with us, you’ll soon experience our belief in the personal touch – how our business is all about partnership. 

Superb food

We energise workplaces. Through the food and drink we offer, we enhance the employee experience, helping you attract and retain the right staff. And we do this for all kinds of organisations, tailoring our services to a wide range of needs – whether you want an all-day restaurant, a lively café or exquisite fine dining, with everything prepared on-site or delivered to your door. We also recognise the importance of value for money, and work creatively to find new ways to reduce costs and use resources more efficiently. 

Motivated people

It’s a simple equation: happy people provide excellent service. Which is why we’ve made BM such a brilliant place to work, offering a healthy work-life balance and a host of team benefits. And it’s good to have this recognised by those who matter – our team gave us the highest Glassdoor score in our industry, 4.6 out of a possible 5. Also, we’ve remained on the Best Companies list for the last 10 years, again because of our team members. 

Sustainable and ethical

From sourcing responsibly and reducing waste to supporting our communities, sustainability and ethics are central to everything we do. And our words are matched by measurable actions, helping us become the only contract caterer to achieve Ecovadis Gold, the first to achieve Planet Mark certification, and the first to be named the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s ‘Sustainable Caterer of the Year’ three years in succession. 

A foodie future

We serve 40,000 customers every day, in nearly 100 UK locations. And these numbers are set to grow, with the backing and resources of the WSH group, where we operate independently alongside other leading hospitality brands. Most importantly, our focus on building fruitful partnerships has earned us a 98 per cent client-retention rate, reflecting the effectiveness of our flexible, tailored catering services – which we provide for businesses across a broad range of sectors, including finance, legal, education, media, health and technology.