Partners

Brakes Scotland

The Brakes Group is a leading supplier to the foodservice sector in the UK , Ireland, France and Sweden . The group is committed to provide its customers with outstanding service, products and foodservice solutions, its people with a ‘great place to work’ and its suppliers with a great company to do business with.

Working in conjunction with the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the School Food Trust, our customers, industry bodies such as ASSIST and other independent organisations, Brakes leads the way for school caterers.

Batleys Scotland

Batleys Foodservice is part of the Bestway group, one of the biggest food and drink wholesales in the UK. As a group, we have developed a proposition that provides corporate buyers with a unique service of a direct, time-critical distribution service with the benefits and controls expected of a National Organisation. Through our network of branches, we are capable of delivering over 20,000 SKUs directly to many thousand individual delivery points. We are a progressive business that is expanding rapidly,  and have further growth plans ahead.

Through our partnership with Stirling Council who were recently awarded the bronze award from the Soil Association, we have developed products that are nutritious with high specifications, and very importantly are proving popular with the customer – the school kids!!

Unilever

Working together to create a generation of well-fed children. Building a menu that both meets the School Foods Standards and appeals to the taste buds of your children, can be a challenge for any school caterer. So together, we’ve used our nutritional expertise and chef inspiration, to create seasonal recipes designed to get more children choosing your school meals.

We’re pleased to support you and your school to encourage healthier eating for more children!

Bidfood

As leading catering equipment suppliers, Bidfood Catering Equipment can provide any sized business or any individual with quality catering equipment that will enhance any dining experience. We offer a variety of catering supplies that are made to the highest possible standard, including catering crockery, health and safety products, catering clothing and more.
No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find the perfect items at a competitive price. We have over 8,000 products available to order and we also offer a planning, design and installation service.

CRBCunninghams

Education Solutions

CRB Solutions is the leading provider of IMPACT a cashless payment system to the Education sector throughout the UK. Established in 1963, and based just outside of Edinburgh we provide first class EPOS service and support to over 700 schools throughout Scotland and the North East of England.

In Scotland, we currently have 29 out of 32 Local Authorities using the IMPACT system across both Secondary and Primary Schools. Throughout the UK we now have more than 2000 sites and over 2 million users benefiting from the IMPACT system. Recent innovations in pre-ordering for Primary schools have been well received and roll out is underway of classroom-based Whiteboard pre-ordering and web-based for parents and school office staff.

McCain Foods

McCain Foods don’t just supply tasty products, we also supply solutions. By listening to our customers, through extensive research, and from our experience in the education sector, we work with you to help deliver healthy, tasty food that pupils of all ages enjoy.

As the UK’s largest purchaser of British potatoes, with close links to over 300 potato growers across the UK, we’re committed to ensuring quality right from the start of the supply chain. That’s why along with all our suppliers, McCain is a leading supporter of the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme. After all, the best chips come from the best potatoes, and we believe that only the best chips should arrive on the pupil’s plate.

Premier Foods

We are the UK’s biggest supplier to the catering market and represent the best of British brands including Bisto, McDougalls, Homepride, Angel Delight and Bird’s, giving you the opportunity to produce dishes with the familiar taste that kids know and love.

Our Premier Foods Education team understands the latest trends and regulations and can help you to maximise the following opportunities: Our products have also been developed specifically to suit the British palate and are formulated to meet the stringent education food standards, so you can be sure that the dishes you create will capture the taste and flavour that school children demand.

Green Gourmet

Green Gourmet is one of the UK foodservice industry’s most forward-thinking suppliers. Since 1991, the company has been dedicated to improving the health of the nation. Working with local authorities, menu planners and schools the company has developed a range of high-quality, nutritious products for children, backed up by expert nutrition advice.

Green Gourmet’s approach is one of partnership with caterers, helping them to meet the changing needs of their stakeholders. Its unique understanding of the market ensures the company knows how to support education catering today and fully understand the challenges of the future.

Unico

Uniting all your hygiene, catering and safety solutions

We are an independent Janitorial Supplier, and manufacturer of Cleaning & Hygiene products. We understand our customers and their needs thereby delivering Business solutions in an efficient and cost effective manner. We are proud to be independent and remain committed to the 80 year old family tradition of service that makes our company what it is today

Our goal is to be the single source for all your cleaning and hygiene solutions. We are constantly trying new ways of improving our customer service to ensure delivery of the highest quality products and services

Quorn

The unique Quorn ingredient is the simple solution to great tasting meat-free meals that are perfect in education – helping to make school menus relevant to vegetarians and those looking for a healthier option.

School caterers know they can rely on us to deliver high-quality products with strong health credentials that meet all of the Government’s nutritional standards. Low in fat, low in cholesterol and high in protein, the incredibly versatile Quorn range positively transforms traditional meals into exciting, healthy and wholesome dishes that don’t compromise on taste.

Muller Milk Ingredients

Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller. It employs around 12,000 people in a business which comprises two distinct business units: Müller Milk & Ingredients and Müller Yogurt & Desserts.

Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to be the biggest and best fresh milk and ingredients business with a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country, producing skimmed, semi-skimmed, whole, flavoured milk and brands including FRijj. It also has the capacity to produce salted, unsalted and lactic butter each year for both the domestic and international markets, and operates the milk&more doorstep delivery service.

Spaceright

For over 100 years we have been manufacturing education and office products. We are the manufacturer and supplier of numerous trusted brands, and our products can be found in schools, nurseries and offices across the UK.
We have established ourselves as market leaders in presentation products and in the last 3 years we have completed two acquisitions in curriculum and early years categories (Edtech and Millhouse), which strengthens our product portfolio and manufacturing capabilities.
Based in the UK, we have two manufacturing sites in Glasgow and Lincoln. We are committed to investing in new product development and technological efficiencies, to enable us to successfully deliver cutting edge solutions for our customers.

Falcon Food Services

Falcon Foodservice Equipment is the UK’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cooking equipment. We have been providing the catering industry with a comprehensive range of reliable, innovative and efficient products made to the highest quality standards in our modern manufacturing plant located in Central Scotland for almost 200 years.

Our products can be found in public sector kitchens across the UK, including prisons, hospitals, universities and schools. Our brands include the foodservice professional’s favourite, Dominator Plus, heavy-duty Chieftain, modular and compact Falcon 350 and light-duty Pro-Lite. Complementing the products in these ranges are our series of high performance fryers, combination and convection ovens and heated trolleys and serveries.

Bunzl

Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies is the UK’s leading supplier of janitorial, cleaning, and hygiene products. As part of the Bunzl plc, one of the fastest-growing international distribution and outsourcing groups, we’re able to provide our customers with the most cost-effective and competitively priced solutions for their cleaning and hygiene needs, in addition to the very best in customer service.
We are proud suppliers of over 14,000 products from leading brands and manufacturers including Diversey, 3M, Kimberly-Clark, Vileda, Procter & Gamble, SCA and Deb, to name but a few. Our close partnership with these brands means that our business customers benefit from their industry expertise and technical support as well as that of the Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies team.

Hobart

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Hobart UK is a renowned market leader in commercial catering equipment, manufacturing cooking equipment – under the Bonnet brand – warewashers and food preparation machines for the foodservice industry.Hobart provides cost effective solutions fully supported by service and parts throughout the UK, benefiting every size and style of catering operation.
Hobart’s parent company, ITW, is a diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technology. The 825 decentralised business units employ 60,000 staff across 52 countries.

Cott

Cott has an extensive range of pure juices in a variety of formats including couplets, cartons and premium recyclable PET bottles. Within the pure juice range, Cott also has the offering of Fairtrade Pure Juice in Apple, Orange and Tropical flavours, in various sizes. Rapidz is a refreshing school compliant carbonated juicy water and has seen stellar growth since its launch, achieving the top slot as Cott’s biggest selling carbonated brand.

Interested in becoming an ASSIST FM partner?

At any one time ASSIST FM has 14 partner organisations. If you are interested in joining the waiting list to become an ASSIST FM partner, or are curious about other opportunites, please get in touch!