New MD is just the ticket for corporate caterer owned by Just Eat

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Corporate food delivery platform City Pantry has appointed Matt Ephgrave as its new managing director. 

Mr Ephgrave was previously the COO of Festicket, the world’s largest festival travel platform.

In the new role at the firm – which is part of the Just Eat Group – he will be focusing on providing businesses with a forward-thinking approach for their employees’ food and wellbeing and ensuring the company’s business model reflects the new market landscape.

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With a huge amount of experience in scaling-up across the entire business cycle, he will also focus on driving commercial growth, working closely with City Pantry’s commercial team to ensure they continue to be the leader within the corporate catering market.

Since the beginning of lockdown, City Pantry has focused on its ‘Pantry Packages’, an at-home service which enables companies to deliver food and gifts directly to their employees across the UK.

Mr Ephgrave said: “The last 12 months has drastically altered our view of office culture and it has been a real challenge to maintain this while we work at home. I’m really excited to be joining a team that has done so much to help companies maintain this during this difficult time – nothing brings people together more than food!

“The future of the office is still uncertain, but I’m looking forward to working with our clients to support them as they transition back, whether that’s through a hybrid office or a fully remote set-up.”

City Pantry was formed in 2014 to connect offices and corporate customers to restaurants and caterers across the UK.

Its website makes ordering food for the office as easy as possible, by letting the customer filter their search by cuisine, budgets, headcount, dietary requirements or meal-type.

The company serves more than 30,000 people at over 600 companies every month.

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