Aramark acquires Wilson Vale
Aramark has announced the acquisition of the independent foodservice company Wilson Vale. The latter joins the Aramark UK business as a key driver of high-quality growth and service delivery for small, premium business and industry clients and independent schools.
Co-founded and run by Andrew Wilson and Carolyne Vale, the independent caterer has long operated with seasonality, ingredient quality and local sourcing at its core. Owing to the strength of brand alignment and a shared vision for growth, it will operate as an autonomous brand within Aramark’s expanding UK portfolio. It will also retain its existing leadership team, employees, clients, suppliers and customers.
“Aramark is delighted to wholly acquire the Wilson Vale business in the UK,” said Helen Milligan-Smith, managing director of Aramark UK. “This authentic, well-run, high-quality business fits perfectly our the culture, values and growth ambitions.”
“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,” added Wilson, managing director of Wilson Vale. “Without doubt, one of the most pleasing things 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.”