Pabulum Joins Forces with CH&CO

We are thrilled to share some incredible news that will help us to continue to reshape the landscape of the education catering sector. It is with immense pride and excitement that we announce Pabulum’s decision to merge with the esteemed independent caterer and holder of the prestigious Royal Warrant, CH&CO. This strategic partnership not only marks a momentous juncture in our journey but also signifies a significant expansion of CH&CO’s influence within the education sphere.

Nestled in the heart of Fleet, Hampshire, Pabulum has steadfastly established itself as a beacon of excellence. Operating across a network of over 100 schools spanning a 125-mile radius from our headquarters, our presence has been deeply felt in the sector. With an impressive turnover of £28.5 million and a dedicated team of over 800 individuals, Pabulum’s impact has resonated far and wide. Our cherished portfolio comprises a diverse range of educational institutions, encompassing both primary and secondary schools, featuring single sites as well as multi-academy trusts and federations.

Guided by the leadership of Nelson Williams, Managing Director of Pabulum the company is set to embark on a new chapter with resolute dedication. The coming together of Pabulum and CH&CO is not merely a merger; it’s a convergence of shared values and principles. This exciting partnership lays the foundation for the exchange of best practices, fostering a culture of continuous improvement across our collective educational sites.

An exceptional aspect of this collaboration lies in the invaluable support that Pabulum will now draw from the vast resources of CH&CO. As part of a larger organizational framework, CH&CO brings to the table a wealth of expertise and assistance through its dedicated support teams. Additionally, this merger promises a world of opportunities for the professional growth and development of our cherished team members, thanks to the wide array of learning and advancement avenues offered by CH&CO.

Nelson Williams encapsulated our collective sentiment with his words of enthusiasm,

“My team and I are absolutely thrilled to be merging with CH&CO. We have very similar values and I know they will be hugely supportive in growing both our Pabulum brand and the wonderful people that work for us.”


Bill Toner, the visionary Chief Executive Officer of CH&CO, added:

“A very warm welcome to the Pabulum team, we’re delighted they are joining us. The Pabulum business is a great addition to our education business and we look forward to making a difference in this important sector together. With our shared values, we’re also excited about the opportunities this merger provides all team members and our partners.”

Stay tuned as we embark on this remarkable journey of growth, innovation, and collective success. The future is bright, and we’re excited to chart this course together.


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