Tillery Valley highlights new service at London’s biggest Care Show

Posted: October 20, 2011 in Client News, Events, press releases, Tillery Valley Foods

L to R: John Heap, Sales Manager, Julie Lardie, Food Service Development Dietitian exhibiting at the Care Show London 2011

Award-winning Tillery Valley showcased its latest offering at the 2011 Care Show which took place at Olympia, Londonon 11th-12th October.TilleryValley, which has been providing meals to the healthcare, education and local authority sectors for over 25 years is branching out into the care home industry, offering an alternative catering solution for care homes. Tillery Valley specialises in providing nutritious meals which are freshly cooked with care before being frozen for distribution.

The Care Show provides companies serving the care sector with an opportunity to demonstrate their offerings in terms of products and services to those who are responsible for the care of vulnerable people in theUK. Attendees included proprietors, directors and managers of care homes, nursing homes, domiciliary care agencies, sheltered accommodation, learning disability homes, local authorities, specialist care units and private hospitals.

The Care Show was the first event in which TilleryValley demonstrated what it has to offer the care sector. The members of staff manning the event stand cooked samples of the food it offers throughout the day for visitors to enjoy whilst hearing about the beneficial aspects and the convenience of frozen meals in care facilities. A specialist dietitian was also present to talk about the importance of the nutritional value of the food on offer and share TilleryValley’s expert knowledge and insight into understanding the needs and wellbeing of people in care homes.

Julie Lardie, Food Service Development Dietitian for TilleryValley, says:

We believe that mealtimes should be a daily highlight in people’s lives beyond the physical act of simply eating food. Our aim is to deliver a consistent and satisfying meal service to residents in care homes whilst ensuring nutritional standards are met”.

She concludes: “We want to educate people on the importance of eating well and the benefits it has on not only the physical but also the mental wellbeing of people who live in care facilities.”

Tillery Valley’s production plant based in Abertillery, South Wales, already has the capacity to produce up to one million meals per week, with attention focused on taste and choice as well as the nutritional value which is of utmost importance. The company is also keen to communicate its environmental efforts at the exhibition by promoting its commitment to energy reduction and increased sustainability.


For further information please contact;

Louise Yau – Louise@petersensone.com

Becci Gould – bec@petersensone.com

02920 549597

Notes to Editors

  • ·         Formed in 1984, Tillery Valley, part of the worldwide Sodexo Group, is a national provider of chilled and frozen prepared meals to the healthcare sector, local authorities and education.
  • ·         Based in Abertillery, South Wales, and managed by Site Director Philip Hall, Tillery Valley is a major employer in the area, providing 350 jobs to the local community. Its advanced production plant has the capacity to produce one million meals per week.
  • ·         64% of Tillery Valley’s annual expenditure is invested in businesses in Wales and adjoining regions.  Collaborative initiatives such as sustainable local sourcing that help to support both local businesses and the wider community are top of Tillery Valley’s agenda. The company is also proactively helping to reduce the environmental impact of its operations.
  • ·         Tillery Valley currently serves 89 NHS trusts and 26 local authorities in 180 locations throughout the UK.
  • ·         Tillery Valley operates to Carbon Trust Standards and was the first food manufacturer in Wales to receive the Carbon Trust Accreditation in 2010.
  • ·         Other notable awards and accreditations include Investors in People (2008), Gold Food Hygiene Award (2010) ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for the development, manufacture and distribution of chilled and frozen ready meals and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Safety Standard Version 5 Grade A accreditation (2009) and ISO14001:2004 environmental management system accreditation.
  • Further information is available at: http://www.tilleryvalley.com

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