Our Story

It began in 2002, in the town of Windsor. Ours is a tale of drive, determination and dedication. Follow our rich history and discover the dream that took us from supplying the airline industry with premium baked products, to providing cutting-edge food solutions via a worldwide network.

Scroll below to experience our journey

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After spending 17 years in Germany, founder Alison Lessmann moves back to the UK and opens En Route International.
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Steady growth precipitates the ground work for a UK-based logistics and packing department.
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En Route begins providing premium onboard food solutions to airlines in the Middle East. This facilitates the opening of a Dubai-based hub.
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With the ground work for the UK-based packaging and distribution system now complete, En Route successfully launches the department. This effectively positions the company to better meet the evolving demands of its client database.
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During the company's sixth year, North America emerges as a strong market. To keep up with the pace of requirements, a sales, distribution and packaging hub is opened in Atlanta.
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To further cement its presence in the Middle East, several colleagues from the UK sales team transfer to the new office in Business Bay, Dubai.
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11 years after En Route International is formed, the company reaches the record-breaking target of a £10-million turnover, earning the attention of dnata.
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In May 2012, dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, announces that it has purchased the majority stake in En Route International.
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During 2014, the company further showcases its creative talents through the innovation and launching of an exclusive cheese platter service for Emirates’ First and Business classes. A new office opens in Australia later in the year.
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Following an expansion of colleagues at the head office, the company moves its UK headquarters from New Lodge, Bracknell Forest, to its current location in Windsor.
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En Route exceeds a £40-million group turnover.
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En Route celebrates 15 years of providing innovative food and service solutions to the travel catering and food-to-go markets around the world.
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