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Support Your (Local) Mobile Caterer

If you are planning on staging a festival be it normal, Covid-safe or completely different, do what you can to support your mobile caterer, and if possible, make it one local to you.

In a recent survey conducted by NCASS (Caterers Association) 46.55% of those responding usually get the bulk of their turnover each year from events and festivals.  Clearly, this didn’t happen in 2020.

32.6% said that if they were unable to access any grants their business will run out of money soon.

18.8% of people say they have lost around £100,000 during the last 12 months pandemic.

22.2% of those housed in proper buildings have not been able to operate their business at all.

87.6% said that government grants should be base on turnover not business rates i.e mobile caterers have fallen down the cracks because local authorities give grants to those who pay business rates.

So when planning your festival think about your caterers and give them the best opportunity to get back up and running and be there to work with you for many years to come.

Steve Heap: 2nd Mar 2021 18:20:00

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