Warwickshire, UK (PRWeb UK) March 24, 2009
Olive Catering has gained Investor in People status at the first attempt and the announcement of the award topped a fantastic day at Olive's first company conference, Feast 2009! held at Milton Keynes College on 21 February 2009.
Feast 2009 was Olive's first company-wide conference and was hailed by all as an outstanding success. As well as a host of supplier stands exhibiting their latest products, there were a series of events including a live cooking competition with teams of 2 competing for the coveted title, still classes with a total of 131 entries and a 'Ready Steady Cook' competition in front of a live audience of 200 of Olive's Team Members.
Following an awards ceremony for the winners of the live cooking and still class competitions, Estelle Warwick, Assessor for Investors in People, talked through her findings of a five day assessment before presenting the Investors in People plaque to Olive Catering Co-Founder, Sally-Ann Bradley.
Estelle Warwick, Investors in People, said:
"Olive Catering is an organisation where people really matter. I was hugely impressed not only by the passion and commitment of the people throughout the company but also the real emphasis on training and development at all levels of the Olive team. It is highly commendable that since the company was set up four years ago they have used Investors in People as a framework to support business growth and this continued focus has enabled Olive to sail through recognition on their first attempt!."
Sally-Ann Bradley, Co-Founder of Olive Catering, said:
"We are delighted to have gained Investors in People status. Our people are fundamental to our business and we take great care to ensure that they feel motivated and happy in their work. Gaining Investors in People accreditation is a recognition of the success of our 2Way program to communicate with and train and develop all of our Team Members. To be able to accept this plaque at our first company conference not only underlines our commitment but is the icing on the cake of a truly fantastic day for all of us. "
About Olive Catering Services Ltd:
Olive Catering Services Ltd is an independent contract catering company based in the Midlands. Olive provides a wide variety of high quality, tailored contract catering solutions to businesses, independent schools and further education colleges with a particular focus on fresh food.
Established a little over 4 years ago, the company has grown rapidly and now operates some 70 contracts, turning over in excess of £10m per annum and employing more than 400 people.
For more information, contact:
Olive Catering Services Ltd
Tel: 01827 711717