Carillion spices up healthy eating with celebrity chef


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Carillion spices up healthy eating with celebrity chef

Support services company Carillion has joined up with Barts Health NHS Trust and celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala to encourage healthy eating and to support NHS Sustainability Day on March 28.

26th March 2013
The day will see NHS Trusts across the country running activities and events to promote sustainability to both patients and the public.

Carillion provides a range of catering, cleaning and general facilities services for the Barts Health NHS Trust across three sites - the Royal London, Barts and the Chest hospitals, and its support is part of a wider £6,000 sponsorship agreement by Carillion with the Trust to encourage healthier living and community engagement in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.


Building on the great work undertaken on the contract regarding community engagement, with partners including Business in the Community, HMP Send and Harpley Pupil Referral Unit, Carillion will also be sponsoring a Community Engagement Award on the 28th for NHS Sustainability Day.

In addition it will be serving a special healthy option recipe created by Cyrus Todiwala at the restaurants across the three sites and a range of other Carillion-supported hospital sites on the day. Food served by Carillion will also have greater nutritional information such as fat content.


"This is an important initiative which is linked to a major drive by the NHS Trust to improve the health, wellbeing and sustainability of the local community."

- Guy Bertram, Carillion 
Guy Bertram, Facilities General Manager, for Carillion, said: "This is an important initiative which is linked to a major drive by the NHS Trust to improve the health, wellbeing and sustainability of the local community.  We jumped at the chance to help out, not least because many of the staff working on our contract here are from East London and they want to get involved. They have been coming up with great ideas to back the scheme and will be posting these on the NHS Sustainability Day website.

"To tap into this enthusiasm for healthy living we are also offering staff incentives such as tax-free breakfasts to those who cycle to work on the 28th."
The Barts Health NHS Trust promotion of healthy eating programme is being rolled out over the next two years across a number of schools in the Tower Hamlets area.

Fiona Daly, the Environmental Manager for Barts Health said: "The commitment and energy brought to these initiatives by corporate partners like Carillion and their staff is crucial to their success and we are grateful for their efforts and support. Linking up with well known chefs like Cyrus Todiwalla is also a great way to engage with the local community and create interest for the borough's children and maximize participation."

About Carillion

Carillion is a leading integrated support services company with a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and extensive construction capabilities.

The Group had annual revenue in 2012 of some £4.4 billion, employs around 40,000 people and operates across the UK, in the Middle East and Canada.

The Group has four business segments:

Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects - this includes our investing activities in PPP projects in our chosen sectors of defence, health, education, transport, secure, energy services and other Government accommodation.

Middle East construction services - this includes our building and civil engineering activities in the Middle East.

Construction services (excluding the Middle East) - this includes our building, civil engineering and developments activities in the UK and our construction activities in Canada.