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Press Release

London, UK, September 2017


Signature Dining, the UK’s only dedicated independent contract caterer to the Traditional Care, Extra Care, Assisted Living and Retirement Village sectors is pleased to announce David Penlington has joined forces with Founder Director Paul Robottom again, as Director at Signature Dining. 

Since its conception in late February this year, Signature Dining have won 5 contracts in the last 7 months, with a combined annual turnover of over £1.4m.

David and Paul worked tirelessly together at Caterplus for the past 8 years and were inspirational in developing the company as the leading contract caterer specialising in the care market. 

The last 18 months has seen a significant shift in the care catering arena with a number of key independent players being acquired by major PLC’s.  This has opened a significant gap for the smaller independent company that has the capability and commitment to provide a truly personal and attentive service. Paul recognised this opportunity, and in collaboration with The Genuine Dining Co., launched Signature Dining in early 2017.

With combined experience of over 50 years’ in nurturing a holistic view to food and service delivery, Paul & David bring a refreshingly alternative approach. 

Our core values at Signature Dining are: 

  • Putting Food First – The finest ingredients, innovative preparation and professional, courteous service is at the heart of all that we do.
  • Provenance – We source quality ingredients from local British growers and producers to support and play an active role in the communities that we operate in.
  • Real Specialism – As the only exclusive caterer to the senior living and care sectors, we bring a unique knowledge and understanding to a unique set of needs.
  • Investing in our People - Ongoing recognition and support for the people that work for us through training, continual development programs and empowerment.  Our ethos of having FUN at work underpins everything we do.  
  • Opportunities for Development - Our modern ‘apprenticeship’ and ‘seniorship’ schemes show our commitment to attract great people from across all age groups. 
  • Leading from the Front - Industry leader in delivering a professional cutting-edge service offer, utilising the latest technology.

“At Signature Dining our vision is to enhance the everyday lives of our customers, by offering a broad range of fresh, home style seasonal menus, cooked from scratch daily” comments Paul Robottom, “prepared with passion and served with professional courtesy, by an empowered team in a fun environment.” 

‘’David adds significant strength and depth to our senior team, bringing a wealth of sales and operational expertise, combined with nurturing excellent client relationships and a passion for ensuring that promises are exceeded’’.

Signature Dining is part of Genuine Dining Group.


For further information about Signature Dining please contact: 

  • Paul Robottom on 07714 710707
  • David Penlington on 07590 876676
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