The Mead Educational Trust (TMET) is made up of five primaries and two secondaries and last year we faced the challenge of changing our catering provision across all schools in the Trust.

We enlisted the services of Lucy and Robert at Matriculate (Catering Consultants) to manage the tender process.  Matriculate provided focused and highly organised tender project management and were approachable and professional.

They took the time to visit each site and familiarise themselves with the individual needs of the schools.  They provided a very ‘hands on’ service and attended all visits by bidders, utilising their considerable skills and experience to question and clarify.

They were firm and frequently challenged bidding caterers on a number of issues – driving a hard bargain on behalf of Trust schools and ensuring we received the best possible outcome.

They kept us updated regularly and were always on hand to answer any queries.  They were brilliant at cutting through the ‘jargon’ and ensuring we understood not only the process but also what was being proposed by bidders.

I found their support invaluable and will be buying into their support service going forward.

Business Manager of Rushey Mead Academy (largest secondary school in Leicester)

May I take this opportunity to thank you for the professional service and advice you have given the Harbour School. I am positive you have allowed myself and the Chair of Governor’s to come to a decision that will benefit both students and staff at the school.

Head – Harbour School