Nominated for:
Best small business

Customer service
Family business of the year

The company started in 2004 by the director Clive Wilkinson, as a chef working within the officer’s mess of the Army, he started to cater for events on his evenings and weekends, over time this grew into catering for weddings and he then began contract catering for local schools and hospitals. In 2014 he met his now wife Michelle and she joined the company working on the admin and financial side of the business helping Clive to grow the business.

We now feed over 1000 school children in the Yorkshire area every day. All our children (we have 5 ) have at some point been involved in the business, from the oldest 2 waitressing at events, right down to the youngest one (who is just 1 years old) offering his taste testing skills for new recipes!

What town/city are you based in?
GrewelthorpeRipon (North East)

Number of generations
1st generation

Industry
Manufacturing – Food/Drink

Number of employees
11-50

Website
www.clivewilkinsoncatering.co.uk