The UK-based IT operations of Tate & Lyle are to be managed by Cap Gemini Ernst & Young for the next five years.

Brian McCarty, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Senior Executive, welcomed the outsourcing contract, commenting: "Tate & Lyle shares with us an ambitious but achievable vision for the future of IT support across its UK business, and I am delighted that this major British company has selected us to help deliver effective IT support, which is rightly seen as a key to future success."

Tate & Lyle finance director Simon Gifford added: "Working with the Tate & Lyle Global IT team, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young will help us make significant year-on-year gains in the cost-effectiveness of our IT."