03 Nov ENTIER EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN WEDDINGS & EVENTS MARKET
Entier Limited, Scotland’s largest independent catering specialists today officially announced the acquisition of catering & events company Wilde Thyme. This acquisition now effectively secures a wider geographical footprint for Entier to further expand into the events and weddings market throughout Scotland and the UK.
Wilde Thyme, established in 2003, is based near Comrie in Perthshire and is itself one of Scotland’s leading events catering companies delivering exceptional culinary and service experiences. As exclusive caterers to Glamis Castle, Carlowie Castle and Glenturret Distillery, Wilde Thyme currently works across over 40 venues across Scotland creating perfect settings for private parties, corporate events and weddings. Indeed they are no strangers to high profile events and clients having previously catered for the Ryder Cup and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Both companies have some impressive accolades and experience under their belts which they now bring to this new, expanded company and is testament to the quality they both stand for. Only earlier this year, Entier was presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Investors in People Platinum and both have won numerous respected culinary awards to add to their rapidly expanding ‘walls of fame’.
Andrew Hamer, MD of Wilde Thyme, a current member of the Academy of Culinary Arts and a former Executive Chef at the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel has been instrumental in propelling Wilde Thyme to its current level of success and will continue in this role together with the chefs and event management teams currently in place.
Wilde Thyme will continue to trade under their existing name but will be integrated into the Entier Group of companies. The move represents an expansion to the Entier Group and will sit alongside onshore, international marine & offshore catering, facilities management and delivered catering services.
Peter Bruce, CEO of Entier said, “This is truly an exciting opportunity – at a time when bad news is prevalent in our area we have some positive news to share. This not only enhances and complements our existing service but positions us strongly within this market across Scotland.
He added, “Separately, both Entier and Wilde Thyme are perfectionists and focussed on the pursuit of 5 star service and food quality, so this acquisition represents the perfect blend for our two companies and is a natural fit. I am positive that together we can make a stronger impact bringing together our experience, expertise and skills.”
Andrew Hamer, commented, “The customers of both Entier and Wilde Thyme can be assured of a smooth transition and can expect no change to the current high levels of service and quality they have come to expect from us – the only changes for them will be positive ones as we continually deliver excellence whilst striving for improvement. The merging of our two companies will provide a springboard to further expand in this market and we are looking forward to being part of the Entier Group and the opportunities that lie ahead”.