• PO Box 309, Guildford, GU1 1WS

Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy in Scotland

From our base in Edinburgh, we provide catering consultancy across Scotland to businesses, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

Our services encompass operational reviews, financial performance, quality monitoring, food safety, option appraisals, business strategy, competitive tendering, marketing, training and design & planning.

With over twenty years’ experience of working in Scotland, we have specialist knowledge of the Scottish catering market and its challenges.

As advisors to the Scottish Government since the late 1990s, the consultancy has supported the tendering of the staff restaurant contracts across Scotland and provided ongoing financial, quality and service delivery monitoring, as well as delivering innovative kitchen and restaurant design.

We supported Scottish Enterprise with their staff restaurants and the Experiencing Scotland and Event Ready Producers projects, offering business advice to visitor attractions, event organisers and food and drink producers, to maximise the opportunities for sales and promotion of Scottish food and drink.

Merritt-Harrison’s services are available via a public sector framework which allows any public sector organisation or charity to use us without the need for further competition.

The consultancy is a member of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions and our consultants are members of both the Foodservice Consultants Society International and the Institute of Hospitality.

Our other clients in Scotland include:

Business & industry

Standard Life
Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS)
William Grant & Sons

Leisure & retail

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Royal Collection Trust (Palace of Holyroodhouse)
British Golf Museum


The Scottish Parliament
North Lanarkshire Council (Culture NL)
Babcock Marine (HMNB Clyde, Faslane)


Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
University of Abertay Dundee
Scottish Qualifications Authority

NHS & care

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland
NHS National Services Scotland
TOR Christian Nursing Home


Scottish Veterans Residences
Falkirk Community Trust
Gorebridge Community Development Trust

Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy, catering, food service and facilities management
Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy, catering, food service and facilities management