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On the go in the food industry

FOOD to go, whether it’s a takeaway coffee to get you through the morning rush hour or a sandwich or salad to enjoy at lunchtime, is big business these days and a Market Harborough company has developed a range of products that make sure everyone is satisfied.

Select Catering Solutions, based on the Airfield Business Park specialises in food-to-go items and packaging, as well as disposable tableware, food preparation disposables, cleaning supplies and a range of food and beverage items such as coffees, teas, syrups and sauces.

Founded in 1980, the family-run company’s early days were in the cigarette vending machine sector, but the firm has diversified over the years to become one of the leading suppliers to venues and catering companies locally and nationally, working with manufactures from across the world.

Employing 18 people, Select Catering Solutions has a distribution hub and offices in Market Harborough and account managers across the UK, who visit clients to discuss their needs and ensure they are supplied with what they need to keep their food businesses running smoothly.

Managing Director Paul Armstrong said: “We supply anyone from a small local company through to a national chain. Our range includes food packaging such as disposable cups, sandwich boxes and salad bowls, through to napkins and tablecloths, candles and drinks accessories. All these products being distributed throughout the UK.

“We have our own in-house artwork studio that can help produce and design bespoke items. Short print runs are available for smaller companies who wish to promote their own branding on their packaging without having to place a large order.”

The full range can be viewed on the Select Catering Solutions website, www.selectcateringsolutions.com A new feature of the website is a customer account area where customers can log in and manage their account, view order history, live stock feed and place orders at a time to suit them.

Paul added: “Catering is a fast-moving business, often involving unsociable hours, and clients finding that they need things in a hurry, we hope the website will be helpful in enabling them the flexibility within their busy work schedule, to allow our customers time to suit them to order.

“We also have a click and collect service for local customers who want to order and pick up their items from our premises.”

To find out more, call 01858 469006 or visit www.selectcateringsolutions.com