Case Studies

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

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

Wrexham Council

Delivering thousands of school meals every day while ensuring they are of a high quality and on budget is a tricky balancing act. But Wrexham Council has found that having TUCO in your corner makes all the difference.

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Denbighshire County Council

Denbighshire County Council

Without TUCO’s procurement support, school meals in Denbighshire would have cost the council an extra £270,000 this year. But it’s the back-office assistance – due diligence, market intelligence and EU tender support - that staff value just as highly.

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Conwy County Borough Council

Conwy County Borough Council

Austerity, strict nutrition regulations and problems reaching rural schools are everyday pressures for Conwy’s education catering department. Find out how the council is working with TUCO to overcome each challenge through smart procurement, networking and due diligence.

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First Response - Nottingham Trent University

First Response - Nottingham Trent University

Not only is Nottingham Trent University constantly innovating its menus in response to customer demand, it’s leading the way to be kinder to the environment, writes Rebecca Martin

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Showcasing Excellence - Hospice Quality Partnership

Showcasing Excellence - Hospice Quality Partnership

Hospices are facing rising demand for their services and growing financial pressures. A unique link up between the Hospice Quality Partnership and TUCO is enabling HQP’s members to make vital savings on catering spend and ensuring more funds go into patient care.

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TUCO Online - University of Brighton case study

TUCO Online - University of Brighton case study

TUCO Online is a revolutionary web-based eProcurement system that provides a solution for procurement teams to manage and control supplier trading relationships. It’s designed to improve efficiency, reduce costs, give clients complete visibility over spend and ensure full compliance.

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University of Nottingham Case Study

University of Nottingham Case Study

The University of Nottingham’s catering outlets are some of the most diverse you’ll find on UK university campuses. Driven by competition from the nearby city centre and desires of a sizable international student population, it was the first university in the UK to open a Chinese restaurant on campus and also has an African-Caribbean themed restaurant run by one of its former MBA students. However, that doesn’t mean they've become complacent.

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University of Brighton Case Study

University of Brighton Case Study

The sustainability message has become well and truly engrained at the University of Brighton and its hospitality team is playing a critical role in encouraging staff and students to live healthier, greener lives

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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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