ParentPay acquires school meal ordering and hospitality software provider BlueRunner

UK’s leading school payment service enhances its offering to parents, schools and caterers with the addition of tablet-based meal ordering and hospitality management platform ParentPay Limited, the UK’s leading provider of school payment and parental engagement services, has acquired BlueRunner Solutions Limited a leader in web and mobile based meal ordering solutions for schools, contract […]

5 reasons why increasing plant-based meals is good for your catering service

The demand for plant-based meals is increasing in all areas of the public sector as people become more driven by concerns with animal welfare, the environment and health research. Vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian diets are becoming more popular in society with the push of campaigns such as Veganuary, Meat-Free Mondays and Public Sector Catering’s Plant-Based […]

Natasha’s Law – how will it impact schools?

From 1st October 2021, the requirements for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food labelling will be changing in Wales, England, and Northern Ireland, because of a new ruling passed in September 2019 known as ‘Natasha’s Law.’ According to the Food Standards Agency, ‘the new labelling requirements will help protect consumers by providing potentially life-saving allergen […]

Montagu Private Equity to acquire Capita’s ESS business and invest in ParentPay Group. ESS to become part of ParentPay Group, subject to approval.

14th December 2020 Montagu Private Equity (“Montagu”), a leading European private equity firm, today announces it has agreed to acquire the Education Software Solutions business (“ESS”) of Capita plc and has also agreed to invest in ParentPay Group (“ParentPay”), a leading provider of education technology. Following successful completion of both investments, ESS will become part […]