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About Us

Orian is a facilities management company offering a range of quality cleaning, specialist cleaning. commercial and schools catering and safety services across the North of England. Orian was born from Cumbria County Council’s Food and Cleaning Services.

Now Orian is a wholly owned stand-alone local authority company. We blend the rich heritage and values of the County Council with the strengths of being a private organisation which has created a modern and forward thinking team of experienced staff and managers.

Our range of services is delivered by experienced professionals in their field including school meals catering, cleaning and safety working in areas including Carlisle and across Cumbria and the Lake District, the North West including Merseyside and the North East including Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.


Orian’s cleaning services range from office and commercial cleaning to specialist cleaning including high level, deep cleans and cleaning in health care settings. Our school meals catering offer covers primary schools and secondary schools through our brands Lunch Shop and Food4Thought. Safety services including fire extinguisher testing and electrical PAT testing. These are also available across these areas.

We are a company with a proud history of providing good quality services to local customers. However, we also embrace the future. Orian’s teams uses best in class cleaning materials and equipment, which are also environmentally friendly. We also commission and use bespoke technology for our online meals management system.

With our head office based in Carlisle and offices across the North, Orian truly is the provider of choice for catering, school meals catering, cleaning, specialist cleaning and safety services.

Find out more

Newsletter Spring 2017

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View our Lunch Shop Brochure

See our Facilities Management Brochure

Watch our film for an introduction to our services