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CAP Awards Congratulates Bishop’s Stortford College on Seventh Successive Catering Gold in 2019 Audit

Bishop’s Stortford College, a long-term participant in the Continuous Advancement Programme (CAP) for catering excellence, has completed the annual CAP audit for 2019 and achieved its seventh consecutive Gold Award. The Hertfordshire independent co-educational day and boarding school, which has almost 1200 pupils from ages four to 18, has benefited from CAP’s progressive measure-and-achieve model…

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Ipswich School’s Catering Lands a Second National Gold Award

On 24th January, the 600-year-old Co-educational and Boarding Ipswich School was awarded a Gold medal by the nationally-recognised Continuous Advancement Programme (CAP) for its catering provision. Having first achieved the CAP Gold standard last March, this second Gold award reinforces the school’s catering excellence for its day pupils and boarding pupils. Members of the CAP…

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Ellern Mede Ridgeway Hospital Joins CAP Awards Programme to Drive Service Excellence

One of the country’s leading specialist eating disorder hospitals has joined the nationally-recognised Continuous Advancement Programme (CAP) to raise its housekeeping service delivery and catering provision to levels that parallel its renowned medical excellence. Based in Mill Hill, North London, the acclaimed Ellern Mede Ridgeway hospital is itself nationally-recognised for its specialist provision of inpatient…

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Pastoral Care in Housekeeping

I recently attended a conference organised by BAISIS that turned out to be a highly informative event with some fascinating workshops. In particular, I was engaged by a presentation from David Bara. He is the Senior Lecturer of Special Needs at the University of East London. David made some incisive points about the importance of…

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Cutting School Catering Waste to Balance the Cost-vs-Quality Equation

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Catering contractors for schools face unique pressures to keep costs down and quality up. It’s a challenge. But there are unique opportunities to balance the two with smarter thinking about waste. Parents, politicians, nutritionists, and often even pupils themselves can have strong opinions about nutritional content and variety. School management teams that fund the catering…

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St Luke’s Home Achieves Third Consecutive CAP Gold Award for Housekeeping

St Luke’s Home in Mahon, Cork, has scored a hat-trick of CAP Gold Awards for its housekeeping, landing the latest accolade in March, which follows Golds from the nationally-recognised Continuous Advancement Programme (CAP) in February 2017 and March 2018. Very few organisations in the Care sector manage this achievement. Members of the CAP programme share…

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Beacon Hospital Lands Housekeeping Hat-trick with Third CAP Gold Award

Beacon Hospital in Sandyford has secured its third consecutive Gold Award for its housekeeping provision from the nationally-recognised Continuous Advancement Programme (CAP). This hat-trick puts the establishment among the very few to reach such an achievement. Members of the CAP programme share a passion for raising the standards of housekeeping and catering in healthcare organisations…

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