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Vacherin joins independent caterer CH&CO

Boutique caterer Vacherin has announced it has joined independent caterer CH&CO.

Vacherin, based in London’s Hatton Garden area, has an annual turnover of £30m and operates from 45 locations across London working with a broad range of clients.

It was founded in 2002 by Mark Philpott and Clive Hetherington and were joined in 2006 by Phil Roker, who became managing director of the business in 2016.

Vacherin said it has “enjoyed consistent organic growth” and “award-winning performance” over the years and has a strong food and sustainability culture, with the service offer being completely tailored and focussed on their clients’ business requirements.

All three owners will continue to be involved in the business and retain a financial interest.  Roker will also continue as managing director and clients will still work with the same team.

Philpott said: “We’ve been impressed by the way other organisations have transitioned into the CH&CO family, which now has an established model of successfully bringing together businesses with similar cultures and strategies.

“This deal sets Vacherin up perfectly for further growth and as part of a larger organisation, our team will also have access to more and wider opportunities for development and career progression.”

Hetherington, Vacherin’s executive finance director, added: “Now as part of CH&CO, Vacherin benefits from the support of a larger business to help us address some of the challenges a growing company like ours faces, particularly in areas like technology and systems, and these will help enhance our administration processes.”

Roker said: “The past few years have seen Vacherin consistently grow and we were at the stage where we needed to either seek significant investment to take the company to the next level, or join forces with another successful company and grow with them. I’m delighted we’ve chosen to grow with CH&CO.

“Vacherin will continue providing catering and front of house experiences with a difference by delivering exceptional food, drink and wellbeing initiatives that make our clients’ businesses stand out from the crowd.”

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