About us

Quality in all we do

Juniper is led by a management team brought together to ensure a highly skilled and experienced (commercial and local authority) team operates in each strand of the business.

The Board of Directors is also formed to ensure all aspects of the business are constantly challenged and maintained to the highest levels of good governance and integrity.

Incorporated in April 2018,  Juniper operates with the social aspects of a local authority but with the business acumen and autonomy of the limited company that it is.  We work in parallel with the London Borough of Newham, where we are based, and although there is ingrained operational independence there is a shared ethos.

As part of the business continuous improvement programme we hold ISO accreditation in three strands across the business. This followed audits directly from the British Standards Institution (BSI).

  • ISO9001 Quality Management
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management
  • ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management

Quality in all we do

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Core Values and Ethos

Juniper have developed seven values that are at the core of everything we do each day.

These help shape the business to ensure that we do all we can to protect the environment for future generations as well as support the local communities in which we work through a number of ways with a real focus on social value and community wealth building.

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Social Value and Community Wealth Building

  • Juniper are proud to pay all our directly employed and agency staff, as a minimum, the London Living Wage and provide them with access to, if eligible, the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Juniper delivers Newham Council’s Eat For Free scheme to 75% of primary schools across the Borough ensuring all meals are hot, healthy and nutritious and meet as a minimum the Government’s detailed School Food Guidelines.
  • We have work with organisations such as SEND Coffee who employ local people with special education needs or disabilities and train them to become qualified baristas.
  • We offer apprenticeships to our Chef Managers or Cleaners in Charge working within the organisation to achieve a Level 3 Team Leader Diploma. We are committed to the development of our workforce and recognise this throughout all levels of the business.
  • We use locally based suppliers whereever possible for the provision of food and cleaning materials.


  • We have an ever increasing use of plant-based foods on school menus including the introduction of “Meat Free Mondays”.
  • We have achieved our ISO14001 accreditation which illustrates our continuous improvement in environmental management.
  • All food packaging is Vegeware and fully compostable.
  • We were the first London based caterer to work with Forest Green Rovers (the world’s only vegan football club) to develop a range of plant based, school guideline compliant dishes.
  • Our flagship B & I Catering service at Dockside 1000 includes the provision of 2/3 plant and vegetarian dishes all approved by Public Health. Healthier (sugar smart) snacks are only offered from their approved products helping to promote a healthier diet.
  • We hold regular competitions with schools to reduce their food waste through monitoring the weight of food waste collected which is recycled locally.