Sodexo Limited, which claims to be the world’s largest service provider, has acquired Peyton Events, and the public catering contracts business of Peyton and Byrne.
Peyton Events, the event catering arm of Peyton and Byrne, operates in London venues including The National Gallery, The Wallace Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, IWM London, Saatchi Gallery and The Institute of Contemporary Arts.
The acquisition for an undisclosed amount, Sodexo reasons, will accelerate growth in landmark London locations, and strengthen its presence in the capital.
The newly acquired contracts will continue to be led by Peyton Events founders Oliver and Siobhan Peyton.
Oliver will lead on product development, support business development and foster culinary talent in his role as creative director and Siobhan will continue to manage the existing contracts and operations in her capacity as managing director of those contracts.
Tom Crocker, director of sales and marketing at Peyton Events said: “This marks an extremely exciting chapter for Peyton Events. We will continue to deliver fabulous events at the high standards our clients have come to expect, and look forward to expanding further, taking our business to the next level.”
Peyton and Byrne was founded in 2005.