Decision details

NEWydd Catering and Cleaning Progress Review

Decision Maker: Organisational Change Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To review progress of NEWydd since establishment in 2017


The Chief Officer (Streetscene and Transportation) introduced a report to enable the Committee to review the progress of NEWydd since establishment in 2017.  The Chief Officer provided background information and invited Rob Lawton, Operations Manager, and Steve Wyn Jones – Managing Director, to report on how the transition had  developed and on the NEWydd Business Plan for the financial year 2019/20 – 2021/22.


The Managing Director gave a presentation which covered the following main points:


·         overview

·         financial performance

·         Year 2

·         Business Plan 2019/20

·         risks and mitigation


                        Members raised a number of questions around school meals, healthy eating  and wellbeing initiatives, cleaning services, recruitment and retention of staff, pay policy, pensions, and governance.  Members also raised questions on the opportunities available to provide services in the private sector. 


During discussion the Chief Officer advised that the Council continued to have a close and productive working relationship with NEWydd Catering and Cleaning Limited and the Company  was proactive in   involving the Council in its business decisions.  The Council would continue to play a full role in supporting NEWydd Catering and Cleaning Limited to sustain performance over the coming years.


The Chairman thanked Steve Jones and Rob Lawtonfor their presentation and for answering Members questions.


The recommendations were proposed by Councillor David Wisinger and duly seconded. 




(a)       That the Committee recognises the progress made by NEWydd Catering an Cleaning Ltd since its establishment in May 2017 and commends the performance achieved; and


(b)       That the challenges sustaining business performance be noted.

Report author: Steve Jones

Publication date: 13/05/2019

Date of decision: 13/05/2019

Decided at meeting: 13/05/2019 - Organisational Change Overview & Scrutiny Committee

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