1879 proud to extend LGBT festival contract

North East events organiser, 1879 Events Management, has secured one of its biggest contracts to date, with a three-year deal to provide catering facilities at Newcastle Pride.
 
The outside catering arm of SAFC, 1879 Events Management, ran the event in 2013, providing eight bar areas, and 150 staff to cater for a record 28,000 visitors.
 
Now in its seventh year, the event, attended by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, is being extended from one to three days, with up to 65,000 visitors expected to attend a series of events at Newcastle’s Town Moor and Times Square on 18, 19 and 20 July.
 
Mark Nichols, Chair of Northern Pride, said: “We worked with 1879 Events Management in both 2012 and 2013 and are delighted to be continuing that relationship in 2014 and beyond.”
 
1879 Events Management also manages catering and events at both the Stadium of Light and National Glass Centre, Sunderland and has catered for large-scale gatherings, including the North East Business Teesside Awards at Teesside University, the 2012 Sunderland Retail Awards in the city’s Bridges Shopping Centre and the outdoor concert Sound Waves organised by South Tyneside Council, which featured a headline performance by McFly.
 
Gary Hutchinson, Commercial Director of SAFC and 1879 Events Management, said: “We are delighted to be working with the team from Northern Pride for the next three years.
 
“Events such as Newcastle Pride play such a huge part in the local economy and from a business sense it provides great exposure for our brand, making the economic benefits of supporting the event very valuable.”
 
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