Case Studies

Advice on making the most of various opportunities to increase business.

Advice on making the most of various opportunities
to
increase business.
Food and Drink Benchmark Survey

Food and Drink Benchmark Survey

Litmus has been engaged by TUCO to collate a food and drink benchmark database to determine the movement of prices between Higher Education establishments and the High Street and to produce both electronic and hard copy reporting to deliver results and analysis...

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Sefton Case Study

Sefton Case Study

EXCELLENCE IN CATERING PROCUREMENT SEFTON METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
 
The introduction of universal infant free school meals put huge additional demands on Sefton Council’s catering service. But having TUCO in its corner ensured it was a smooth transition...

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The University Of Chester Case Study

The University Of Chester Case Study

TUCO have been working alongside The University Of Chester to produce a Case Study to analyse market research and trends within the TUCO Framework that have been implemented.

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Footprint Issue 42 December 2016

Footprint Issue 42 December 2016

November was a month of extremes for those engaged in climate change. It started on a high when the Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4th (remarkably quickly given that the deal was agreed less than a year ago). But that tide of optimism turned on November 9th as Donald Trump blustered his way to victory in the US presidential elections...

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The University Of Edinburgh Case Study

The University Of Edinburgh Case Study

TUCO have been working alongside The University Of Edinburgh to produce a Case Study to analyze market research, trends within the TUCO Frame work that has been implemented.

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MBS Case Study

MBS Case Study

In 2015, Alliance Manchester Business School awarded its contract to the University of Manchester’s in-house catering department after more than 20 years of using private sector caterers. Despite taking over at an extremely challenging time – in the midst of a major redevelopment.
 
 

 

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TUCO Sheffield Hallam Case Study

TUCO Sheffield Hallam Case Study

On the face of it, the Collegiate Campus at Sheffield Hallam University is ideally located to capitalise on a captive market and ensure its students eat and drink at the institution’s outlets. This sprawling collection of university buildings is in a leafy suburb more than a mile
from the city center.

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 Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Manchester Metropolitan University

Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Manchester Metropolitan University

In 2007 Manchester Metropolitan University's catering department has a deficit of £780k. To reduce these losses and break even, a new employment model was introduced, along with an overhaul of catering spaces, menus and staff development. in 2013/2014 sales reached £3.76million, £1million more than projected. A healthy surplus was also generated, 12 months ahead of budget.

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Case Study - Caledonian University

Case Study - Caledonian University

Caledonian University puts heart into campus catering. With 17,000 students, catering at Glasgow’s Caledonian University is a huge operation. The brand new main restaurant is part of a major rebuild, The Heart of the Campus project.

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Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Liverpool Hope University

Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Liverpool Hope University

Lancaster University's in-house food operation has gone from making a loss to generating a healthy profit, all in three years. Investing in staff, engaging with every level of the university and finding time for 'brainwaves' are some of the secrets to its success.

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Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Univeristy of Reading

Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Univeristy of Reading

A decade ago the University of Reading’s catering service was losing £600k a year. But following a major re-organisation and refurbishment, the in-house operation has never been stronger. In the last three years bar income has grown by 600% and retail sales by 67%. The department is now selfsupporting, paying all rates and generating an annual surplus of £50k. The once institutionalised work culture has been replaced by a competitive catering team hungry to drive sales through new ideas.

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Showcasing Excellence Case Study - University of East Anglia

Showcasing Excellence Case Study - University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia's Food Operation was making annual losses for £600,000 until a new catering head was hired. Disciplined management procedures have cut costs dramatically and a flexible, enterprising approach to delivery has boosted income to a record high.

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Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Lancaster University

Showcasing Excellence Case Study - Lancaster University

Lancaster University's in-house food operation has gone from making a loss to generating a healthy profit, all in three years. Investing in staff, engaging with every level of the university and finding time for 'brainwaves' are some of the secrets to its success.

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Excellence in Catering Procurement Case Study - Wirral Borough Council

Excellence in Catering Procurement Case Study - Wirral Borough Council

For Wirral Council, one of the biggest benefits of buying school meal ingredients through TUCO is the time it frees up for catering and procurement staff. Having frameworks already set up and knowing that food safety standards, EU compliance and sustainability are taken care of has proved invaluable.

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Excellence in Catering Procurement Case Study - Halton Borough Council

Excellence in Catering Procurement Case Study - Halton Borough Council

Since joining TUCO in 2007, Halton Council’s schools catering service has saved up to 21%
on many different contracts. They now have increased buying power, higher supplier standards and staff have set their sights on winning yet another prestigious national catering mark.

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