Service Foods is now one of New Zealand’s largest privately family owned and operated foodservice distribution businesses, directly importing over 4000 products from over 20 countries and supplementing this with 8000 plus locally produced products.
Andrew Hawkes and his team have worked closely with Service Foods and the Balar Family over a 7 year period. With now over 500+ team members, operating over 125 trucks and 11 strategically placed branches across New Zealand, Andrew has assisted with numerous acquisitions through transaction support and working capital structures in support of this growth.
In a challenging and rapidly evolving world, Andrew is working closely with the Balar family in a business consultant capacity as Service Foods meets the challenges of COVID-19 and pivots its business to launch its new online home delivery service.
“Andrew and his team have been hugely supportive in our growth journey and truly understand the essence of family owned businesses and their dynamics. Having his teams support in working with our funders has helped us build scale in the business as we progress towards our long-term goals.”
Aneil Balar, Managing Director, Service Foods Limited