TWO offshore catering experts have left ESS Support Services Worldwide in Aberdeen to become bosses at a new company.
The duo, Colin Henry and Scott Jackson, are now directors of recently formed contract caterer Entier.
Their fellow director is Mike Reilly, who owns the Olive Tree restaurant and Black Olive brasserie in the city’s Queens Road.
Entier has already had early success, winning a £7.5million three-year contract with Apache North Sea.
It is to supply offshore hotel services on the Forties Alpha and Delta platforms from February. The deal is expected to involve the transfer of 44 staff from current contractor Aramark.
Entier was only set up in September.
Mr Henry was previously business-development director at ESS, while Mr Jackson was operations director.
Entier was formed to support activities of another of Mr Reilly’s businesses, the Olive Garden Catering Company.
The catering company, which employs more than 150 people, has an annual turnover of £9million and clients include Oceanteam, Robert Gordon’s College and Aberdeen University.
Mr Henry said of the contract win: “This is a fantastic milestone for Entier and reinforces our entry into the offshore catering market and we are excited about working with Apache over the coming years.
“We are a local company that uses local produce, local suppliers and employs local people and our commitment to doing so was significant in terms of winning the contract with Apache.”