The hospitality company behind catering at the Open Championships is to throw a party of its own on 27 March to launch a new premium service, Prestige Venues & Events (PV&E).
Sodexo Prestige is putting on the event at Edinburgh’s historic Assembly Rooms and Regional Director in Scotland, Austin Tilsley, said: “What better way to mark the occasion than by doing what we do best and organising a truly memorably event – only this time to entertain our clients and customers.”
Tilsley noted the company has seen healthy growth in the conference and events market in Scotland in recent times. The launch of Prestige Venue & Events comes after extensive research and consultation with booking agents.
“We also sought the opinions and input of customers, who simply want to know their conference or event will be a success,” said Tilsley. “As a result we have taken what can be a complex process and instead made it simple to find and book a venue for any type of event.”
The centrepiece of PV&E is an interactive website with built-in tools for venue finding. The service also includes a central team available online or by phone from an enquiry hub to answer queries and provide real-time advice.
The new service is based at South Queensferry near Edinburgh and during a trial in 2013 it generated an additional £1m in revenue for Scottish venues.
Prestige Venues & Events in Scotland include Hampden Park, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Assembly Rooms.
The launch night will include gourmet experiences and blind tasting sessions from Sodexo Prestige’s chefs.
Amanda Brown, the company’s National Account Director in Scotland, said: “It’s a real chance for us to show everyone what makes our service different from other catering and hospitality companies.”
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