Talkington Bates launches new workplace concept

Talkington Bates has introduced a new catering offer to support businesses as they start planning the post-Covid return to the office. The FLx Catering Solution is a flexible offer to help organisations who want to provide catering as part of their return to work programme, but are concerned about signing up to long-term contracts and fixed service levels at such an uncertain time. 

The offer includes quarterly or biannual contracts; a three-, four- or five day-a-week service offering with variable service levels to accommodate changing headcounts; fixed overhead operating costs; reduced service or annual closures in the summer and Christmas breaks; and flexible payment terms. At the same time, Talkington Bates will continue to use local suppliers and focus on providence and high levels of sustainability.

“Providing catering as part of the return to work programme will reduce the need for people to risk going into external food outlets while enabling the much-needed collaboration with colleagues in a safe space,” said Paul Bates, co-founder and managing director of Talkington Bates. “FLx will help organisations provide an essential food offer to their people while being completely flexible in terms of contracts and head count.

“It also offers companies a pick n mix of requirements to fit their individual needs.  We’ve supported our clients through this pandemic and we will continue to do all we can to facilitate a cost-effective return to the workplace.”