“We are delighted to announce that the club has agreed to a new Corporate Sponsorship deal with Kent Catering Service Ltd. The Company’s Managing Director is a keen rugby fan and we are delighted that he has chosen to build a partnership with us.
Established in 1999, Kent Catering Service Ltd (KCS) are based in Dorset Road on the Isle of Sheppey and they serve the Kent and the South-East areas. They are a vibrant growing company who pride themselves on high quality customer service. KCS have long-lasting contracts with both public and private sectors ranging from Kent & Medway NHS sites to smaller business who are all given the personal touch. We welcome KCS to the Medway family and we hope that our members use their unique servicing.”
Canterbury Minilympics Event 2017
"Kent Catering Service Ltd is proud to announce its invitation to make a wholehearted donation towards the Canterbury Minylympics event 2017. First organised in 2015 by The King's School Enterprises, Canterbury and Canterbury Christ Church University, the Canterbury Minilympics event is a day based around promoting healthy eating and keeping fit to Year 4 pupils from numerous Primary schools in and around Canterbury. The event includes fun team athletics, field testing, healthy lifestyle and meeting Olympians, with a delicious BBQ lunch included at the Kings School Enterprises’ Birley’s Pavillion site. Now running for its third year in a row, the event has expanded from 65 children from 6 schools taking part in 2015 to 180 children (including those with special needs) taking part."
As a sponsor of the event, our logo amongst other sponsors’ logos will be printed on the event t-shirts given to every child and adult participating. We also have the pleasure to announce that we have been invited to attend the event to give out trophies and certificates.
Swale Business Awards 2017
"Over the last 18 years Kent Catering Service has gone from strength-to-strength. The Sheerness-based business installs, repairs and services commercial catering kitchen equipment. The business has built its reputation on providing outstanding customer service, especially for core-customers such as schools, colleges and nursing homes. Obviously speedy repair is essential to these organisations, as broken equipment can mean children or the elderly not being fed.
Tony Irwin, Managing Director of Kent Catering Service discussed how the industry has changed over the last 18-years: “Much like most industries, there is now a huge pressure from internet sales companies. However, we have deliberately kept ourselves local, operating in the Kent area only. We have managed to fend off internet competition by going that bit further, providing a full package for our customers, including after-sales and preventative maintenance. Another challenge we have faced recently has been the split in some operations that has arisen due to external factors - such as schools no longer being under KCC management but under facilities management companies. The same is true in healthcare where some hospitals have been partly taken over by private companies. Retaining our customer base has been hard work, but we are proud that we have not lost customers due to this and have in fact gained more because of our reputation.”
This reputation seems to speak for itself, as Kent Catering Service now has 20 employees working for them, covering all of Kent. Mark Seager, Compliance Manager commented: “Our staff are extremely important to us, and we invest in them and care for them like a family business. We provide our staff with continual in-house and external training. We also have initiatives such as no sickness bonuses, birthdays off and private health cover.”
When asked why he felt his business deserved to be recognised at the 2017 Swale Business Awards, Tony replied “Our business stands out from our competitors due to our customer approach. We focus our business on the local Kent area, allowing us to be responsive and proactive towards our customers’ needs. We invest in our staff through training which allows us to cover any requests. Despite the ever-changing market we are operating in, we have retained and grown our customer base through solid performance and word-of-mouth marketing.”
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
On behalf of all the children, families and staff at Demelza, we would like to thank you for your generous donation of the wonderful Brand New Catering Fridge for our new venture at the Magistrates Court in Chatham; and also for delivering it to the courthouse for us. It is a really amazing donation enabling us to set up and run the Demelza Cafe. Your kindness and thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.
On behalf of all the children, families and staff at Demelza, we would like to thank you and all concerned for your kindness in repairing and servicing our microwave; our head chef extends their thanks too.
Thanks to your continuing support, we are able to make a real difference to the children and families in our care. We support over 600 children in the south east London, Kent and East Sussex and we can only do what we do with your help.
Sheppey Age UK
On behalf of the staff and clients at Age UK Sheppey, we would like to express our sincere thanks to you for donating the toasting machine to us. We can now offer a much improved and faster service to our clients on arrival when servicing their morning refreshments.
The Westlands School
Dear Kent Catering Service Ltd. Thank you for your kind donation towards our Annual Awards Celebration.