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Lexington Catering achieve place in Investec Hot 100 List

Lexington Catering has been named as one of the fastest growing mid-sized businesses in the UK at the annual Investec Entrepreneurs’ Summit held at the Corinthia Hotel, London on Friday 7th June.

Now in its fifteenth year, the Hot 100, conducted by Real Business, is an established and rigorous analysis of the UK’s fastest-growing mid-sized private companies. Devised using compound annual growth rates measured over a four-year period, it is an important source of insight into the UK heartland economy.

Lexington is the only contract caterer in the Top 100 and is one of just nine companies operating in the Food and Drink sector to be included in the list.

Speaking to Real Business Magazine, Mike Sunley Chief Executive at Lexington explained how Lexington operates “The only prerequisite for clients is for them to have a kitchen – we don’t own any material, just the chefs, this takes a lot of risk out of the business and allows it to scale up or down to meet demand.”

Lexington’s success can be credited to their dedication to not compromise on quality and even as they grow, continue to work with a select group of suppliers, which is one of the firm’s USPs. “Provenance of food and small suppliers are important to the business and we’ve always been ahead of the game on that. Free range meat, organic produce, that is what we work with,” says Sunley.

Lexington’s growth, 30% over four years, highlights that City firms recognise the importance in providing good quality, healthy food to their employees and the impact that exceptional food and service in Hospitality can play in retaining and winning new contracts and clients. Lexington’s success demonstrates that businesses will pay for a quality product, in this case Lexington, which delivers these exceptional results by focusing on three key areas; food, people and service.