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Aramark UK Acquires Wilson Vale

The successful independent brand strengthens Aramark’s growth ambition for the UK with a focus on servicing premium B&I and Independent Schools contracts

London, 14/12/21: Aramark UK, the award-winning foodservice provider, is proud to announce the acquisition of the independent foodservice company, Wilson Vale. Wilson Vale joins the Aramark UK business, part of Aramark Northern Europe operations, as a key driver of high-quality growth and service delivery for small, premium Business and Industry (B&I) clients and Independent Schools.

Co-founded and run by established industry leaders, Andrew Wilson and Carolyne Vale, the independent caterer has long operated with seasonality, ingredient quality, and local sourcing at the core. Owing to the strength of brand alignment and a shared vision for growth, Wilson Vale will operate as an autonomous brand within Aramark’s expanding UK offer. It will wholly retain its existing leadership team, employees, clients, suppliers and well-served customers ensuring business as usual for everyone involved.

Helen Milligan-Smith, Managing Director of Aramark UK, said: “Aramark is delighted to wholly acquire the Wilson Vale business in the UK. This authentic, well run, high-quality business fits perfectly with the culture, values, and growth ambition for Aramark in the UK. I hope they have as great an introduction to the business as I have this year!”

Andrew Wilson, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wilson Vale commented;This is an extremely rare opportunity to become part of a larger family where the values and principles of our business can be fully retained.”

Without doubt, one of the most pleasing things for Carolyne and I over the last two decades has been the way in which our people have developed and in turn how they have evolved the services we provide to our clients. These have always been the most important things to us and they will continue to be as we embark on the next generation of growth with the benefit and support of Aramark’s ownership.”



About Aramark Northern Europe:

Aramark is a leading service provider operating on behalf of clients across the EMEA region, in partnership with some of the world’s best-known brands. Aramark employs over 15,000 people throughout Northern Europe and operates in a wide range of sectors. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.