An incredible 35% of Britain’s highly significant visitor economy is based on events clearly proving that we know how to throw a bash better than anyone else. London alone attracts 85 million people every year to its many and various events.
Behind successful events are an army of creative and hardworking catering services. There are also successful catering businesses providing food at remote, challenging or much needed locations every day, including everything from movie sets to hospital eateries, stately homes to ferry boats. Catering businesses are clearly a key part of the hospitality industry, which is the UK’s 4th biggest employer and responsible for adding £73 billion to the economy directly and £87 billion indirectly.
With so many potential opportunities and niches in the catering trade – from food at weddings to long term contracts in canteens and venues – it is a tasty sector for new business startups. However, it is also highly competitive and subject to stringent regulations. The costs of insurance, meeting hygiene compliance and basic food ingredients can strangle even the most optimistic starters. This is why many new catering businesses start life as a franchise, using the experience, skills, technology and branding of a parent company. It can open up favourable supplier arrangements and help with legislation and business management for example.
As this is a highly varied sector there are catering franchise deals available of all types and sizes. This includes mobile catering ventures such as Really Awesome Coffee or Cafe2U, or you could supply home delivery of complete frozen meals such as Wiltshire Farm Foods. Jasper's Catering franchise provides food for events, business lunches and meetings, while Hurley's International Foods offers franchise deals for supplying sweet snacks in vending machines and mini bars.
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