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Pelican is proud to support the ISBA Annual Conference taking place at Manchester Central Convention Complex on the 21-22 May.

The conference attracts over 400 bursars and senior management staff from independent schools.

If you are planning to attend the event, please come and say hi to the Pelican team, Colin BousherMichelle Parnham and Jerry Meldrum – who will be on stand 136.

Challenges schools face

Complying with food legislation, allergen legislation, managing suppliers, monitoring price fluctuations and carrying out back-office admin tasks is proving to be a huge drain on internal resources.

Parents now expect school meals to meet not only dietary and religious requirements, but they also want caterers to use sustainable and ethical food and ingredients.

How we can help

We are a bespoke food procurement and supply chain specialist and our area of expertise is providing hands-on support to schools that want to remain in full control of their catering operation.

Our team of CIPS-qualified food procurement managers, registered dietitian, award-winning procurement services and back-office systems will help you take your catering operation to the next level:

  • Comply with government standards and food industry legislation
  • Achieve catering industry awards, such as the Soils Association ‘Food for Live Served Here’ Award
  • Receive the best value, product quality and supplier service for the whole duration of the supplier agreement terms
  • Save valuable time on manual admin tasks and reduce errors and duplication when dealing with supplier invoices, invoice reconciliation and supplier payments

If our services look to be of interest, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.

Email us at or call us on 01252 705200. 

Customers sharing best practice

Find out directly from school bursars and senior management teams how our services help them overcome the challenges they face:

Thomas’s London Day Schools: The benefits of keeping catering in-house  

Bradford Grammar School: Delivering quality whist meeting the school’s annual catering budget

Newcastle under Lyme School: How technology is making real difference to finance and catering teams

Sutton Valence: Significant savings in staff time through a simple but effective centralised billing system

Wakefield Grammar School: Achieving £75K savings and greater financial visibility and control

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