SPECIALIST sports and leisure contract caterer OJ’s has just won a five-year contract to operate catering and hospitality services at the newly developed Billingham Forum, which will create a further 12 new jobs in the local community.
The deal will see OJ’s providing tasty home-made dishes, Fairtrade fresh bean coffees, juices, smoothies and milkshakes for thousands of customers annually through a range of outlets within the Forum including OJ’s Coffee Shop and OJ’s Ice Bar, as well as offering catering for children’s parties, conferences and various events.
Tees Active announced the creation of 40 new jobs in February due to the re-development of the Forum and OJ’s will be recruiting a further 12 employees at the venue. OJ’s are currently seeking a team leader, party hosts and some weekend assistants.
Recruitment and interviewing will take place on Monday, May 9, at the local job centre or you can email your CV to Nicola@ojs.co.uk
Steve Chaytor, managing director for Tees Active, said: “We are delighted to have OJ’s on board at Billingham Forum.
“They are an experienced and quality catering company who know the leisure market and impressed us with their approach to developing the business and we are looking forward to forging a strong and successful partnership in the future.”
OJ’s specialise in operating catering and event services at high quality sports and leisure venues across England.
They are currently operating 11 busy catering and vending contracts in London and the South - including K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, which is one of the biggest leisure centres of its kind in the UK.
OJ’s manage coffee shops, juice bars, restaurants, bars and vending services on behalf of their partners, who include local authorities, not for profit organisations, charitable trusts and private enterprises.
Julian Davis Smith, managing director of OJ’s, said: “OJ’s are delighted to be working in a new Partnership with Tees Active at the new Billingham Forum. We very much look forward to serving our home-made food, Fairtrade coffees, fresh juice, smoothies and milkshakes to the local community and destination visitors to the Forum.”