About Us & History

Catering24 is a distributor of catering disposables, cleaning and janitorial products that leads the way in service, product range and delivery. An award-winning family business with First and Second generation family delivering throughout the UK.


Established in 1992 as Midland Catering Supplies based in Nottingham, starting with just a single delivery van and small stock holding, the company became known for brilliant customer service and high quality products throughout Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the wider area as it grew.


As The Company invested in more vans and larger warehousing facilities, Midland Catering Supplies won National contracts , Local Authorities and Independent Caterers throughout the UK and customers further afield. The grab and go market of food packaging has been ever-changing over the years with huge growth. Midland Catering Supplies ensured its range of products were at the forefront of innovation and with strong stock levels.

In 2012, Midland Catering Supplies expanded further through acquiring Safety Zone in Norfolk, a predominantly cleaning and hygiene company. The company rebranded as Magenta UK in 2013 to become a single brand for both locations and across the UK.

Steve Lloyd CEO
Oliver Lloyd (Director) & Andy Dean (Key Account Manager)

By this point, the takeaway & cafe foodservice industry was growing rapidly with end-users demanding the convenience of grab and go, but with the highest levels of environmental credentials, innovative design and added value to the foods being served.


Since rebranding to Magenta UK, the company is  known throughout the UK as the distributor with the largest stocked range of catering disposables & food packaging, with many options meeting customers’ requirements in their budget, purpose  and environmental standards.


28 years on, in July 2020, Magenta UK acquired Catering24 and in the process rebranded to adopt the Catering24 brand.


Catering24, first established in 2016 as an online distributor of catering disposables, cleaning and hygiene, has become a well-known brand across the UK with a reputation for fast deliveries, high levels of customer service and a quality range of products at fantastic value.


Magenta UK, now under the Catering24 brand, recognised the need for meeting customers demand in technology, online ordering and efficiency in fast deliveries. In meeting that demand, The Company invested heavily in many new software systems and bespoke website build, which evolves around the needs of its customers, giving a seamless buying experience.


Catering24 is now the leading brand in the UK in innovative takeaway food packaging and consumables for foodservice, that you can order online with 24/7 with live stock levels, fantastic customer service, quality products and fast deliveries with same day dispatch for orders placed up to 7pm Monday to Friday.