ParentPay offers cashless catering with BlueRunner

The UK’s leading school payment service has acquired digital-based meal ordering and hospitality management platform BlueRunner

BlueRunner Solutions Limited, a leading platform in web-based meal ordering services, has been acquired by the UK’s leading provider of school payment and parental engagement services, ParentPay Limited. 

The collaboration will enhance ParentPay’s existing meal management functionality with the addition of rewards, loyalty, and hospitality booking for primary schools and tertiary education institutions. 

ParentPay has long valued its relationship with school caterers and the ability to complement our existing suite of products with additional features for primary school catering alongside new cashless catering solutions for hospitality and secondary schools, is highly attractive – Mark Brant, group chief executive of ParentPay 

BlueRunner also allows for tablet-based meal ordering within secondary schools, rounding off the platform’s primary and secondary schools meal management solutions. 

The agreement, signed on 31 December 2021, grants ParentPay 100% of the issued share capital in BlueRunner. 

The acquisition will expand ParentPay’s reach into the hospitality and corporate catering markets within the UK. 

Chris Schroeder, BlueRunner’s MD and founder, said: “ParentPay’s leading position in the school payments market and its continued strong growth, present a compelling opportunity for BlueRunner. 

“By combining with ParentPay’s significant customer base and leveraging its highly successful national field sales operation we will be able to bring the benefits of BlueRunner solutions to a larger number of clients.” 

“We’re delighted to welcome BlueRunner to the Group and look forward to delivering even greater value to our customers and staff alike,” added Mark Brant, group chief executive of ParentPay.


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