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Thames Valley law firm Boyes Turner has advised CH&CO, a leading independent caterer and Royal Warrant holder on its acquisition of Blue Apple, a catering and workplace services provider.

The merger further expands CH&CO’s workplace portfolio, bolstering its position in the marketplace. Blue Apple joins CH&CO alongside its existing workplace businesses Vacherin and Gather & Gather. Brian Allanson and Ruston Toms, co-founders of Blue Apple, will continue to lead the business, the brand and ethos will remain.

With cultures and values in alignment, the expanded workplace estate will benefit from shared best practice. Blue Apple will gain valuable additional support from CH&CO, including assistance from its support teams and enhanced learning and development opportunities.

Ruston Toms commented: “We’re all super excited about joining CH&CO and believe that the synergies created will benefit our amazing teams, clients and customers. This strategic move will combine resources, expertise and passion to elevate our already high standards to the next level. Our brand and our PIPS values of Passion, Integrity, Pride and Sustainability will remain.”

Bill Toner, CEO of CH&CO, added, “A very warm welcome to the Blue Apple team. Brian Allanson and Ruston Toms have built a great business over the last 25 years, and we’re delighted they are joining CH&CO. The Blue Apple business is a great addition to our portfolio of workplace brands, and we’re excited about the opportunities this merger provides all team members and our partners”.

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